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Stratos: Customizing and Extending your Cloud Foundry UI


A few weeks ago the Cloud Foundry Foundation gave me the opportunity to talk about one of SUSE’s main contributions to Cloud Foundry.

Stratos is the open source UI for Cloud Foundry, which SUSE donated to the Cloud Foundry Incubator a little over a year ago. It’s an important part of SUSE Cloud Application Platform and our multi-cloud platform strategy.

Stratos application summary view

Stratos application summary view

Swarna Podilla from the Foundation is particularly fond of Stratos and offered to host a webinar so we could show the UI and talk about how to customize or extend it. You can find it here:

Easy to adopt and extend

Interest in the project has grown tremendously over the past year, and lots of people are using Stratos as their main web interface to Cloud Foundry now. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for platform operators to present an experience tailored to their own organizations and users.

We’ve structured the repository so that you can keep your custom styles and extensions separate from the rest of Stratos. You can extend your own fork while easily tracking changes in the upstream project. This is a step towards a true plugin model, which we’re working on. The example directory in combination with the documentation show you everything you need to get started.

Cloud Foundry Summit

The webinar shows some of the material I’ll be presenting with Bo Yang from IBM at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Philadelphia next month, which will also cover a real example of extending Stratos with an interface to App-AutoScaler.

If you’re coming to the Summit and you’re interested in Stratos, please be sure to check out our session and the Stratos office hours.



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