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  • 8 “Simple” Guidelines For Data Projects

    8 “Simple” Guidelines For Data Projects

    Advice for building impactful data productsCountless data posts out there will tell you to do things like “harness the cloud” or “run experiments.” The vagueness of these posts is not helpful. You...

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  • Why Cloud Foundry is the #3 Paying Tech Skill

    Why Cloud Foundry is the #3 Paying Tech Skill

    Dice.com recently published their annual salary survey for 2016. Cloud Foundry was ranked the 3rd highest-paid skill. We explain what makes Cloud Foundry engineers so coveted.

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  • Introducing Tracker Enterprise

    Introducing Tracker Enterprise

    Pivotal Tracker powers modern software teams that are highly collaborative, cross-functional, and which ship continuously. It’s given countless companies the predictability and transparency...

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  • Product Stack Denver—An Event for PMs

    Product Stack Denver—An Event for PMs

    We're bringing the Product Stack to the mile-high city on May 2! Don’t miss this exciting product management event! The Product Stack is a coalition of product manager allies—from...

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  • Apps That Depend on File Storage? Bring ‘em Over to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

    Apps That Depend on File Storage? Bring ‘em Over to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

    In PCF 1.10, the DellEMC team contributed Volume Services with out-of-the-box NFSv3 support. This extends the definition of "cloud-native" to now include persisting state to files.

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  • Tutorial: Using Isolation Segments in Pivotal Cloud Foundry for Hub-and-Spoke Isolation

    Tutorial: Using Isolation Segments in Pivotal Cloud Foundry for Hub-and-Spoke Isolation

    Enterprises often require isolation for their most important apps. We show you how to use Isolation Segments to achieve compute isolation and routing isolation in Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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  • Case Study: 729 Solutions

    Case Study: 729 Solutions

    [729 Solutions](http://729solutions.com/) originally began as a digital agency in the dot-com years, but under President and CEO/CTO Rob Fife, it’s morphed into a boutique agile shop that provides...

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  • “Your IRS Wait Time is 3 Hours” 
Is Lean Possible in Government?

    “Your IRS Wait Time is 3 Hours” Is Lean Possible in Government?

    The story of how the IRS embraced Lean Startup practices and built an app citizens craved.Every call to the IRS, no matter what the reason, has one distinct thing in common: you’re going to be on...

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  • The Emergence and Future of the Data Engineer

    The Emergence and Future of the Data Engineer

    Recent developments in data management have led to the creation of the field called data engineering. This post explores the role of the data engineer, today and into the future.

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  • Debunking Cloud Foundry Myths

    Debunking Cloud Foundry Myths

    Sometimes people get a mistaken impression of Cloud Foundry. Let's clear up a few misperceptions about supported applications, cost, and lock-in.

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  • Always Be Shipping with Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10: Go Fast, Go Secure, and Go .NET!

    Always Be Shipping with Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10: Go Fast, Go Secure, and Go .NET!

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10 helps you ship custom code quickly and safely. Highlights include distributed tracing, security, compliance, and automation tools for Windows Server administrators.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Pivotal Platform Architect

    A Day in the Life of a Pivotal Platform Architect

    Pivotal Platform Architect Chuck D’Antonio walks through a typical dayOne of the best ways to get insight into what it’s like to work at Pivotal has been our Day in the Life series, which we’ve...

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  • Visualize and Analyse Apache Geode & GemFire Real-time Metrics and Historical Statistics with Grafana

    The geode-dashboard project leverages Grafana for querying, visualizing and analysing Apache Geode (GemFire) historical and real-time metrics and statistics.

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  • 6 Ways Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10 Improves Your Security Posture

    6 Ways Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10 Improves Your Security Posture

    Pivotal builds its products to be "secure by default." Here are 6 ways the new version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry helps you teams go fast while going secure.

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  • Distributed Tracing in PCF Metrics: Breakthrough Insight for Microservices

    Distributed Tracing in PCF Metrics: Breakthrough Insight for Microservices

    Understanding latency and system failures in microservices architectures can be difficult. PCF Metrics 1.3 includes new distributed tracing features to help engineers quickly troubleshoot issues.

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  • Developer-Ready Infrastructure with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware NSX

    Developer-Ready Infrastructure with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware NSX

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware are powering a resurgence of the enterprise data center. Here's a look at how PCF and VMware NSX combine to deliver "developer-ready infrastructure."

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  • Welcome .NET! Native Windows Server Support in Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10 Plus More Azure Goodness

    Welcome .NET! Native Windows Server Support in Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.10 Plus More Azure Goodness

    With PCF 1.10, Microsoft developers and operations teams now benefit from first-class Windows Server, .NET and Azure support, enabling them to fully realize their vision through cloud-native apps.

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  • Can The Cloud Save Retail?

    Can The Cloud Save Retail?

    The walls appear to be crumbling for traditional retailers.Urban Outfitters, Staples, Dick’s, and Tailored Brands reported disappointing quarterly results this month. Once thriving retailers,...

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  • Follow the Money: The IT Hurdles of Microlending

    Follow the Money: The IT Hurdles of Microlending

    Kiva senior software engineer Nina Patel in the field.When the crowdfunding non-profit Kiva.org launched a pilot in 2014 to streamline their transactions in Kenya, they met local shop owners like...

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  • Supercharging Your Scale Cube: Caching for Microservices on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Supercharging Your Scale Cube: Caching for Microservices on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Caching is a powerful technique for scaling microservices, and it can be used in combination with three techniques described in the scale cube. This post introduces Pivotal Cloud Cache.

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