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The Future of Cloud Foundry, BOSH, KubeCF, and cf-for-k8s

In the fall of 2020, VMware sent a curt email to all subscribers on its PWS — Pivotal Web Services — platform informing them that come January 15th, 2021, they would need to move all of their applications to … elsewhere. Understandably, this caused a great deal of confusion among the PWS customer base. It’s

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Running cf-for-k8s on Minikube

Photo by Henrique Félix on Unsplash The cf-for-k8s project is an interesting twist to running Cloud Foundry on Kubernetes using more “Kubernetes”-native projects like Istio, Eirini, and Fluentd. If you are interested in giving cf-for-k8s a spin on your own laptop the instructions below will create a Kubernetes (Minikube) and install cf-for-k8s. These instructions borrow

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How to Connect to Cloud Foundry’s Databases

Photo by N. on Unsplash Whether you are using PCF, cf-deployment, or KubeCF, there is an easy pattern to connect to the underlying MySQL or PostgreSQL databases that works regardless of the secrets provider (CredHub, Vault, or Kubernetes secrets). Makes you feel a bit like a pirate, right? So, break out your sand shovels and

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Cloud Foundry – Money Saving Tips

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Companies are looking for ways to cut costs and keep staff while offering the same level of service to their developers and customers. Hopefully, the suggestions below will help you identify a few opportunities to save money! There are a few ways operators can save money on Cloud Foundry

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Cloud Foundry on Rancher (RKE): Where to Begin

Photo by Kent Weitkamp on Unsplash Great question. The following is a cloud agnostic guide to installing a 3-node RKE cluster, installing the Rancher UI, and using them to run KubeCF on top for a quick, cheap development Cloud Foundry environment. Depending on the IaaS you are deploying on top of you may need to

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Running Cloud Foundry on Kubernetes using KubeCF

Photo by Alex Gorzen on Flickr At Stark & Wayne, we’ve spent a ton of time figuring out the best solutions to problems using the open source tools we have available. We’ve pondered problem spaces such as: What if we could… Put the lime in the coconut? Put the peanut butter in the chocolate? Put

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Setting up Cloud Foundry App Autoscaler using Genesis

Photo by Victor Muñoz on Unsplash App Autoscaler is an add-on to Cloud Foundry to automatically scale the number of application instances based on CPU, memory, throughput, response time, and several other metrics. You can even add your own custom metrics as of v3.0.0. You decide which metrics you want to scale your app up

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Debugging Slow BOSH Deployed PostgreSQL

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash Something is just not quite right, the CLI is sluggish and your senses are tingling that something is wrong. Is it the database? Maybe. How do you know? pgBadger is a nifty tool that reads through postgres logs and generates a report showing slow queries, table locks, DML

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Eirini: Combine the strengths of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes

Unite! Summary: IBM’s Eirini Project allows Cloud Foundry’s runtime component to be replaced with Kubernetes. Combining these two technologies enables both operators and developers to be more productive. Technology executives and managers at large enterprises have a tough job in 2019 because the landscape of enterprise cloud IT is complex and rapidly changing. Deciding which

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