Category Archives: ElasticBox

Open DevOps automation catalog for cloud deployments — now available

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ElasticBox brings you public boxes, a knowledge repository of sample deployments for popular application stacks. Public boxes are now freely available to all. Explore simplified automation and deploy in minutes without writing code. Read More

Breaking into DevOps: Can’t stop learning

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Many friends ask me what it’s like in the startup world since joining here in May. I tell them it’s like a kid excited about a new Nintendo game release. Read More

Building a knowledge tree of deployment automation

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Think of a repository where you are able to consume knowledge that someone shared as well as understand how it works. Does GitHub come to mind? What if you could do the same thing with deployment automation? ElasticBox boxes are your GitHub equivalent for sharing, running, and explaining deployment automation code. Read More

How to securely hook up a cloud management platform in your private datacenter

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Most customers prefer cloud application lifecycle management as a SaaS service. But we’re conscious of companies whose high-security constraints like limited datacenter Internet access or fully controlled periodic backups require an on-premise solution. For those companies and DevOps users, ElasticBox is available as a virtual appliance. Read More

3 tips on building a tech career inside the Box

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As a consumer of technology I find it very interesting how an application gets put together, then all of a sudden, boom, you’re playing a game on your phone or using a new application to make life less chaotic. It’s amazing the way technology is changing our society on a daily basis, and that is something I am proud to be part of. That’s also why I joined ElasticBox. Read More

A primer on private, hybrid, or public cloud deployments in vCloud

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If you are familiar with vCenter and vSphere, you’ve probably heard of vCloud Director and vCloud Air, or even plan to migrate your existing vSphere platform to vCloud. But for those new to vCloud, what is it? Read More

Can engineers learn anything from sales?

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Every so often, engineers at ElasticBox wear the hat of a sales engineer for a few months out of the year. For the last two months, that’s what I’ve been doing. Read More

3 fundamental ways ElasticBox can impact your bottomline

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Watching the women’s world cup final last weekend was thrilling. Of course it was fun to see the USA women’s team win the soccer championship (football for those living outside of the US). Having coached my son’s soccer team for many years, I was awed by the team’s mastery of soccer fundamentals and appreciated how much drilling and practice led them to the championship. Read More

The cloud application cycle is broken — can it be fixed?

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I’ve had the honor of sitting in the same room with many customers and prospects who share their business models and technology challenges. In the exact words of one of our customers, “Our cloud deployment is a horrendous process.” From others, “Our developers work in their own private cloud, and they send us the release code and it takes us days to weeks to get it running in production.”

Doesn’t the cloud promise faster, more agile development with reduced costs? Why then isn’t this promise being fulfilled at most companies adopting DevOps and cloud? Read More