The Fastest Way to Redis on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Cross posted from The Pivotal Blog.

What do developers choose when they need a fast performing datastore with a flexible data model? Hands-down, they choose Redis.

But, waiting for a Redis instance to be set up is not a favorite activity for many developers. This is why on-demand services for Redis have become popular. Developers can start building their applications with Redis right away. There is no fiddling around with installing, configuring, and operating the service.

Redis for Pivotal Cloud Foundry offers dedicated and pre-provisioned service plans for Cloud Foundry developers that work in any cloud. These plans are tailored for typical patterns such as application caching and providing an in-memory datastore. These cover the most common requirements for developers creating net new applications or who are replatforming existing Redis applications.

We’d like to invite you to a webinar discussing different ways to use Redis in cloud-native applications. We’ll cover: – Use cases and requirements for developers – Alternative ways to access and manage Redis in the cloud – Features and roadmap of Redis for Pivotal Cloud Foundry – Quick demo

Presenters: Greg Chase, Director of Products, Pivotal and Craig Olrich, Platform Architect, Pivotal

Found at CF Summit: The Secret Pipelines of Agile Cloud Operators

Cross posted from my LinkedIn articles.

Last week, more than 1400 developers and IT operators converged on Santa Clara to attend the 2017 Cloud Foundry Summit. They came to learn about the latest advances in the Cloud Foundry platform and approaches for helping development teams to deliver software faster.

I was following a deeper thread: how can we help operators of Cloud Foundry to become more agile themselves in delivering the CF platform?

Like any platform, the steps for installing or updating Cloud Foundry involve a long serial set of tasks. For example: you set up and deploy infrastructure, and install and configure official releases of the software. Depending on the actual project, there may also be backups of prior state, data and app migration, and a battery of smoke tests, and regression tests to conduct. Then a move to production: rebinding applications, cutting over to new versions of servers etc. 

For many customers running Cloud Foundry at scale, this is repeated several times with slight differences to each of their several Cloud Foundry deployments.

Take for example, Verizon Wireless who runs 12 Foundations of Cloud Foundry hosting more than 100 apps and 4000 containers.

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