CategoryCloud Foundry

About Cloud Foundry Service Brokers

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Cloud Foundry offers consumers of the platform all kinds of backing services. Think of services like Mysql, Redis and RabbitMQ. Those services are offered to consumers through the Cloud Foundry marketplace. To be able to create instances of the services in the marketplace and then bind them to an application, Cloud Foundry uses Service Brokers. A Service Broker implements the Cloud Foundry Open...

Beyond automated deployment

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I have been involved in quite a lot of automation projects over the last five years. All of them centered around VMware vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator. During these projects customers throw all kinds of challenges at me. Most of which I can solve. Over the years however I found two challenges that go beyond automated deployment which I can’t really solve using vRA/vRO: If you...

What is Concourse CI?

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This is my third blog in my “What is” series about different products that are part of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. I discussed Cloud Foundry and BOSH earlier and now it’s time to for he next: What is Concourse CI? So what is it? The github tagline for the concourse project is “Continuous thing doer”. Which is quite accurate. Some would call it a Continuous...

BOSH on VMware Photon Platform

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I explained both BOSH and the Photon platform in previous posts. I never did a post on how to deploy BOSH on vSphere but this document does a very good job describing the process. The only thing I want to add to that is: Don’t use “@” in your passwords! Cost me a day or so to figure out what was going wrong. In this post I will detail how to run BOSH on VMware Photon platform...

What is BOSH?

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In a previous post I went into what Cloud Foundry is and why you’d want to use it. What I didn’t go into was some of the magic behind the scenes. For infra minded people like myself this part might be even more exciting than the platform itself.  The thing that makes Cloud Foundry so robust and portal is called BOSH. So What is BOSH? BOSH is a recursive acronym for “BOSH Outer...

What is Cloud foundry?

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I recently did a talk at the Dutch VMUG UserCon in which showed how it it is to deploy software by using Cloud foundry. I recently mentioned it in a blog post as well. I also published a whitepaper on automation in which I mention Cloud Foundry. But I realized that in the VMware community Cloud Foundry might no t be very well known and understood. Instead of telling you all to “just google...

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Christiaan Roeleveld
Chris works for ITQ and one of his passions is to share his knowledge and use his experience to find the best solution for his customers. Chris started his consulting career shortly after his first encounting with VMware back in 2004. In 2013 he shifted focus to infrastructure automation and recently made the shift to cloud native platforms.