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Monitoring Cloud Foundry with Prometheus and Raspberry Pi

There are so many cool uses for a Raspberry Pi. After a quick look around the internet, you can find everything from cluster computing to a Pi-powered Microwave. For our purposes, we need to monitor various Cloud Foundry environments for

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Configuring a Private Docker Registry and Minio with BOSH

There are many reasons to use a private Docker registry. A current client is facing a common one, as their network design will not allow a concourse server to pull public Docker images. Since we already wanted to manage our

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The Disadvantages of a DIY PaaS

Over a recent lunch with a former client, we got into the conversation of the pros and cons of building your own platform-as-a-service (PaaS) – commonly called the “DIY PaaS,” versus buying or even utilizing an open source version.  Although cases

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Using Spring Boot Autoconfiguration with the Cloud Foundry Java Client

Spring Boot is on fire; it’s hard to look at it any other way. Over the last two years, it’s seen a 400% increase in downloads and has been considered an adopt-able technology from Thoughtworks for a year. Arguably, its greatest feature is Autoconfiguration. In a

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Seven Steps to Application Portfolio Transformation

This article was coauthored by ECS Team’s Business Development Directors Rob Ernstsen, Brett Larson, Bob McDowell and Cory VanGundy. We’re on the front lines every day discussing critical technology challenges with large enterprise clients and prospects. All of our clients

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Azure Service Broker on Pivotal Cloud Foundry: Part 2 – Binding a Java Application to an Azure-Provided Service

In my last post, I discussed the advantages of using the Azure Service Broker Tile to easily provision Azure-provided services.  To continue my learning on this topic, I wanted to bind a Java application to an Azure-provided service to verify that

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What is DevOps and How to Make the Change?

First, let’s talk about what DevOps is and how you can make the change in your enterprise. Basically, DevOps is a collaboration between development and operations teams working together in all stages of the development lifecycle.  Think of it as

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Azure Service Broker on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is an amazing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that enables developers to deploy their applications without having to think about the usual platform details such as routes, hosts, ports, networks and all of the other things that generally

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What to Consider When Creating Your Cloud Strategy Plan

What is a cloud strategy? Cloud services, IaaS (Infrastructure–as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as–a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as–a-Service), cloud-native development, microservices, containers, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, DevOps . . . there are enough cloud terms and buzz words to make any CIO’s head spin. More and more

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The Network is Finally Catching Up with IT

Programmable Network Switches After almost 20 years of having used fixed processor architecture, the network is finally catching up with the rest of the IT systems. Much of this information came from the tech field day presentations of Nick McKeown,

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