Stackato and Lessons Learned with Cloud Foundry

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Stackato and Lessons Learned with Cloud Foundry

  1. 1. Stackato and Lessons Learned With Cloud Foundry CF Summit, June 2014 Jeffrey Hobbs CTO, ActiveState Software
  2. 2. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 About ActiveState • Established 1997 • 2M+ developers, 97% of Fortune 1000 rely on ActiveState • Deep knowledge breadth across programming languages and development • Best-of-breed, highly scalable, minimal implementation requirements • Founding Gold Member of Cloud Foundry foundation
  3. 3. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Industry Recognition •  Gartner  Research  2013  “Cool  Vendor  in  PaaS”   •  Gartner  Research  2013  On-­‐Premise  App  Pla9orm   Magic  Quadrant  “Visionary”  
  4. 4. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 What is Stackato? + = + Enterprise
  5. 5. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 The Path to Stackato 2011 2012 2013 CF Announced April Stackato PDP June Stackato Beta November Stackato 1.0 February Stackato 2.0 July Multipaas Stackato 2.10 April Stackato 3.0 December Micro Cloud Buildpacks Centralized Logging Linux Containers Router-NG 2014 Stackato 3.2 March CF v2 Docker 2D Zone Mgmt App Auto-Scaling App SSO
  6. 6. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 “Forking” Cloud Foundry v1 • Support for cron • Management console • Persistent file system service • Logyard • Kato (centralized cluster management) • Harbor (ports as a service) • AOK (replaces UAA) • Oracle DB provisioner • Linux Containers • Groups • Enhanced RBAC • Buildpacks • Router2g • Stackato client • Komodo integration • ssh & dbshell application access • Staging & Runtime Hooks
  7. 7. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Stackato & Cloud Foundry v1 -> v2 6 Months 3000+ changes
  8. 8. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Stackato 3 Architecture
  9. 9. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Playing Catch Up • Totally revamped CF v2 codebase • Even though mostly Ruby, Rails was swapped for Sinatra • Completely new CF v2 API • Client needed to maintain CF v1 support • New Orgs and Spaces (replacing our existing Groups) • Containers now standard • Go components entering into core CF
  10. 10. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Merging Changes • We merge core CF with every Stackato release cycle (quarterly) • Merges now take about 2 person weeks • Make sure the tests are passing … before and after! • Value add pieces are merged over new changes, new features must be evaluated
  11. 11. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Adding Value for Managers
  12. 12. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Adding Value for Admins
  13. 13. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Adding Value for Developers
  14. 14. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Where Next? • Workload portability • Interoperability • CF and otherwise • Leverage the best of open source
  15. 15. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Open Source CF Related Contributions • https://github.com/ActiveState/ • stackato command line and JS client code • CF v2 services connector • Persistent filesystem service, elasticsearch and other services • AOK (Ruby UAA replacement), with updates to OmniAuth • PRs to core code • Various buildpacks • Related non-core tools
  16. 16. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Stackato & Cloud Foundry Summarized • Stackato v3 based on Cloud Foundry v2 • Merges to CF core occur with every release cycle • Cloud Foundry provides an excellent base to work with • Composable elements, message passing, distributed system • CF v2 API compatible • Value add … it’s good, as long as you don’t break anything! • Committed to using the best of open source
  17. 17. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Dogfooding
  18. 18. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Customer Happiness “There is no reason why as an IT organization, you should get in the way of the success of product…It comes down to being able to deploy code and keeping the infrastructure up. That’s fundamental to what our PaaS does.” Chris Turra, Web Operations Engineer, Mozilla “Instead of quickly developing apps and then running into the brick wall of IT backlogs, [with Stackato], developers can literally run with their apps straight to the cloud. Easily, safely, and quickly.” Dale McCrory, Principal Product Manager, ExactTarget “With Stackato, we maximize ‘Joyful Dev’ by automating as much of the ‘Frustrating Ops’ as possible.” Stackato use cases: •  Java mobile apps with over 25,000 users •  Internal HR app with 1M requests per day Mobile Device Leader
  19. 19. activestate.com/stackato | @activestate | activestate.com/blog | Copyright 2014 Talented, creative people, developing innovative and cutting-edge solutions one line of code at a time. We value honesty, respect, teamwork, learning, originality, drive, and fun! Based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, we contribute to cutting-edge projects that make a difference and push the bleeding edge forward. Like to know more? Speak to us now! Ac·ti·va·tors [ak-tuh-vey-tors]: www.activestate.com/careers •  DevOps Engineers •  Systems Engineers •  Support Engineers •  Sales Engineers •  Technology Evangelists
  20. 20. Thank You! Come see us at our table for more info Free to try at activestate.com/stackato

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