Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

December 5, 2020 4:21 am

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Developer Sandbox Upgraded Retrospective

A few weeks ago we upgraded the Developer Sandbox from Cloud Application Platform 2.0 to 2.1 successfully! It went so well that I wanted to wait a little while to write this so I could be sure that it did indeed go as smoothly as it appeared to!   Prior to the […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

October 22, 2019 4:44 pm

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The Importance of Culture in Software Development

A few weeks ago at Cloud Foundry Summit, I had the chance to grab a few of our partners and talk about how culture plays a part in the software development process. While appropriate tools are very important, it is only part of the story. Culture will make or break any change initiative regardless of […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

August 20, 2019 8:00 pm

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Eirini: Mapping Code into Containers

There has been a lot of noise recently about the Project known as Eirini.  I wanted to dig into what this project was in a little more detail. If you weren’t already aware, its goal is to allow Cloud Foundry to use any scheduler but it’s really for allowing the workloads […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

August 5, 2019 5:54 pm

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Why you might want to build your own custom buildpack (And how to!)

A PaaS can be viewed at as a method that takes different streams of data and combines them into a working application. For SUSE Cloud Application Platform, we take the application code, buildpack, environment variables, service descriptions and output a configured and running container. Each of these pieces can come from a different person or […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

July 17, 2019 7:55 pm

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Kubernetes VS PaaS

Dimitris Karakasilis, one of the engineers on SUSE Cloud Application Platform, spent his hack week project exploring what it would be like to develop with Kubernetes directly and wrote about his experience. With his permission, I'm republishing his blog here. Thank you to Dimitris for his excellent content! Please visit his original blog post as […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

June 3, 2019 8:32 pm

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An interview with Thomas Di Giacomo about the state of Kubernetes

I recently attended KubeCon EU 2019 in Barcelona. While there, I got the chance to chat with our CTO, Thomas Di Giacomo, about the state of Kubernetes and its marketplace. We also talked about the community centered culture of Kubernetes as well as some his dreams for the tech world. It was […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

April 30, 2019 5:25 pm

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Do you really need to scale to zero?

In the FaaS space, there has been a big push to allow the ability to scale down to no workload running. I want to ask: Is this something you actually want or need?  Scaling to zero allows containers to be run only when there is demand. For certain workloads, this gives a lot lower […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

April 16, 2019 4:12 pm

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How Big is a Container, Really?

One of the first questions in any discussion about cluster sizing tends to be “How many containers are you running?”. While this is a good data point (especially if you are pushing the scheduler to its limit) it doesn’t show the whole story. We tend to abstract out a container as […]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

March 29, 2019 3:28 pm

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Six First Impressions of SUSE Cloud Application Platform

While I’ve been developing for Kubernetes for a few years now, I am pretty new to both SUSE and Cloud Foundry. I’ve got to say that both have been great experiences! SUSE is a fantastic place to work and our Cloud Foundry distribution (SUSE Cloud Application Platform) makes my development life easier. &[…]

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Andrew Gracey
By: Andrew Gracey

March 11, 2019 5:32 pm

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You may not know it, but you already have a PaaS

I read a blog recently (that I sadly can’t find again) about how important it is to use a Platform as a Service (PaaS). It made the argument that everyone running at any sort of scale has had to solve the same basic problems. This got me thinking about how every company doing software […]

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