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OpenStack bets on community collaboration for enterprise adoption

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Last week, the OpenStack Summit took place in Austin, Texas gathering the industries leading IT professionals, telco operators, cloud administrators and app developers for the future of cloud computing. Some time ago we talked about OpenStack as a popular on-premises private cloud choice for deploying enterprise applications on a unified platform. Read More

Diagnostics to ease installation and troubleshooting of ElasticKube

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We introduced ElasticKube last month to ease the management of containers on Kubernetes, and the feedback from the community has been phenomenal.  ElasticKube Diagnostics adds a simple and intuitive module for troubleshooting deployments. It displays the various components and requirements of your containerized applications and their status, giving you the ability to check the health of the service and easily identify what needs to be fixed. This latest update is automatically available within the admin console and accessed at /diagnostics. Read More

Ready to innovate on the next generation of cloud computing

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After an extensive career in a large corporate enterprise, I’ve now joined ElasticBox. Who would have guessed that after 17 years working at IBM, my career would give a 180 degrees turn? Read More

Leonteq Enables Self-Service of Infrastructure and Applications

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Everyday new applications and services are requested and requires IT provisioning to deliver differentiated value back to the business as well as to end-customers. Leonteq is the latest customer to publicly share how IT is approaching the challenges of rapid deployment and management of modern applications across varying cloud infrastructures. Being an industry leader in technologies for investment solutions within the financial services sector, they have been addressing challenges with disparate infrastructure resources, exploding requests for services and a diverse set of application tools. Read More

Cultivating Containers: Best Practices for Gen 3 Cloud Management

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Last night, the ElasticKube team sponsored a San Francisco Cloud Mafia meetup with AppOrbit. While containers have been around for a while, the varied topics and questions reflect the fact that most companies are in the early stages of using containers. Topics ranged from best practices for container management at scale, to namespaces, to picking a repo. Read More

Translating “Rugged DevOps” into practical use

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I was thrilled to see DevOps and security intersect at RSA’s 2nd Annual Rugged DevOps Conference. It was great to see the growing intrigue and the varying “best-practices” for the ideal implementation of DevOps as more than 600 attendees from varying backgrounds packed the room. It was enlightening to hear about the various functions that should play a role in rapidly delivering applications and services to both internal and external users. Taking a step back, this “still-evolving” concept has even the most mature organizations putting pressure on themselves to get DevOps right the first time. Read More

Manage the lifecycle of pull requests with Bitbucket, Jenkins and ElasticBox

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Testing and deployment are two integral elements of web development. Adding in automation, they become solutions commonly called “continuous integration” (CI) and “continuous deployment” (CD). Pull requests are a tool for developers to notify the rest of the team when a new feature is completed. This makes everyone aware that they need to revise the code before merging it from the feature branch into the master. Read More

ElasticBox Virtual Appliance Update: Managing applications in your datacenter

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Consistency. Consistency. Consistency. The much awaited update for the ElasticBox virtual appliance has arrived and it brings robust cloud application management experiences from the SaaS environment directly into your datacenter. With many customers requiring unique infrastructure configurations and isolation from a shared platform whether it be for regulatory, compliance or simply taking advantage of existing investments; we’re enabling users to manage their applications consistently across clouds while IT has the confidence that on-premises investments are being leveraged. Read More

Preview Application Boxes: Deploy like never before

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A couple of months ago, we announced general availability of public boxes, a knowledge repository of sample deployments for popular application stacks.

But, we couldn’t just leave it there because we know that customers want more. How about simplifying your application deployment processes? ElasticBox is now enabling customers to deploy complete application stacks with Application Boxes which include all of the dependent components and infrastructure that can be deployed in a predictable manner. Read More

IT Insights from AWS re:Invent 2015

Reflecting on an exciting week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, it was very interesting to hear what is on customers’ minds. With the many announcements around how Amazon is empowering the ecosystem to help companies adopt the cloud on their terms, many of the 19,000 attendees and IT professionals filled the expo hall to learn how traditional services can be built and migrated for cloud use. Read More