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Economics of Application Virtualization on AWS

by Saul Caganoff on  Jun 30, 2013

Most users of Amazon EC2 use the service inefficiently with only a 15% utilization of the infrastructure. The most effective way to use EC2 is by running many applications in large memory reserved instances. James Watters describes how the new architecture of Cloud Foundry uses Linux Control Groups to optimise efficiency and reduce costs by up to a factor of 10.

Cloud Foundry Announces New Version, Deprecates Old

by Saul Caganoff on  Jun 10, 2013

Cloud Foundry has announced the deprecation of its current service and planned launch of Cloud Foundry V2. The new service will become a paid service along with a new architecture and new features including a web console, team development and buildpacks for customizing languages and runtime environments. There will also be support for custom domains and a services marketplace.

VMware Strengthens Influence In Configuration Management Tools

by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 08, 2013

VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.

VMware Spins Out SpringSource, Cloud Foundry and GemFire

by Charles Humble on  Dec 04, 2012

Following months of speculation, VMware has officially announced plans to transfer many of its tier 2 technologies, including the Spring framework, distributed in-memory data cache GemFire, the Cloud Foundry PaaS, and Hadoop analytics tool Cetas, to parent company EMC as part of a newly formed initiative called Pivotal.

Cloud Foundry Core: Portability Across Cloud Foundry Vendors

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 28, 2012

Cloud Foundry Core is a web application that verifies public instances (Cloud Foundry Endpoints) against a common set of runtimes and services. This helps portability across companies that provide Cloud Foundry instances. At the same time a new version Micro Cloud Foundry is released with support for Java 7.0, JRuby, Play 2.0 framework and more.

Interview on Scripted, A JavaScript Editor for Local Development from VMware

by Abel Avram on  Oct 25, 2012

Scripted is a new browser-based JavaScript code editor which works locally, having the content being served by a Node.js web server. The editor is being developed by VMware based on Eclipse Orion’s editor component. Scripted was created for developers who want to work locally with a simple and lightweight tool instead of a fully blown IDE.

Virtualization, Open Source Cloud and PaaS Adoption Numbers

by Abel Avram on  Oct 04, 2012

Zenoss has conducted a survey among IT operations specialists in order to evaluate virtualization, open source cloud and PaaS adoption. This article contains a digest of the survey results.

The Software-defined Datacenter Has Arrived

by Abel Avram on  Aug 30, 2012

VMware and Microsoft provide solutions for software-defined datacenters where all resources – compute, storage, availability, networking and security – are virtualized and automated. This article focuses on the latest additions: virtualized networking and security.

VMware's vFabric Suite Gains Automated Deployment and PostgreSQL Support

by Charles Humble on  May 15, 2012

VMware has today announced VMware vFabric Suite 5.1, adding automated deployment, enterprise open source support, and PostgreSQL capabilities, as well as an expansion to the SQLFire in-memory database.

SpringSource Releases Version 1.0 Of Cloud Foundry Eclipse Plugin

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Apr 27, 2012

SpringSource releases version 1.0 of CloudFoundry integration for Eclipse, allowing developers to manage CloudFoundry applications directly from the IDE. The plugin allows for managing and deployment of Cloud Foundry instances, binding of supported services such as database and viewing for remote files.

Cloud Foundry Celebrates First Anniversary By Highlighting Its Community

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 11, 2012 2

At an VMware-hosted event in Palo Alto, the Cloud Foundry team summarized their first year as an open source, multi-language Platform as a Service (PaaS). VMware CTO Steve Herrod pointed to the project’s strong developer adoption and thriving ecosystem as proof that this platform has staying power.

VMware Releases SQLFire 1.0

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jan 31, 2012

VMware releases SQLFire 1.0 a distributed SQL database geared towards high availability and horizontal scalability which offers table replication, table partitioning and parallel execution of queries.

SpringSource Releases Spring Data Redis 1.0.0

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jan 11, 2012 2

SpringSource has recently released Spring Data Redis, an abstraction over the existing Java Redis libraries that offers a unified API and easier Java Object serialization for Spring based applications.

.NET Framework Support for Cloud Foundry Through Open Source Contribution From Tier 3

by Richard Seroter on  Dec 13, 2011 5

Cloud service provider Tier 3 has released Iron Foundry, a .NET-friendly fork of VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service. Iron Foundry gives the sizeable number of .NET developers an open source alternative to Windows Azure and lets them participate in the increasingly popular Cloud Foundry ecosystem.

NoSQL OODB with Smalltalk-based Ruby VM: MagLev 1.0 Released

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 15, 2011

The MagLev project has released version 1.0 of their Ruby VM. The Ruby implementation is based on the GemStone/S Smalltalk VM which comes with GemStone's distributed cache, ACID transactions, and persistence system (OODB). InfoQ caught up with Monty Williams of the MagLev project to talk about where MagLev fits on the NoSQL spectrum, and much more.

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