If you haven’t heard about the Heartbleed bug, you should definitely read more about it from your news source of choice. It’s actually a very simple oversight in an important piece of security software, which will have huge implications for years to come. Vox.com has an easy to understand FAQ on the topic. Essentially, the […]

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Apprenda Does Dodgeball

April 16, 2014 | Posted by | No Comments

Maintaining our presence as the enterprise leader in Private PaaS keeps all of us at Apprenda very busy. It’s a work hard, play hard mentality that we take seriously and this doesn’t stop at the office. To that end, a few weeks back a delegation of several able-bodied Apprendans heard about a dodge ball tournament […]

Paying Off Some Technical Debt

April 15, 2014 | Posted by | No Comments

With our 5.0 release out the door, the development team here at Apprenda has had the chance lately to go back and pay down some technical debt. For those unfamiliar with the concept, technical debts in software are those places where, while the code functions properly, it has internal problems that make it challenging to […]

Enterprise Integration of Big Data and PaaS

April 10, 2014 | Posted by | No Comments

It would be difficult to find two areas of enterprise IT that have been more disruptive in recent years than Big Data and cloud computing. One could argue that the emergence of cloud computing, specifically IaaS, has led to the rise in enterprise adoption of Big Data solutions. The ability to scale IT resources and […]

Apprenda and Microsoft: Better Together

April 9, 2014 | Posted by | No Comments

After a watershed week in cloud computing, Microsoft launched 44 new Azure Services and also changes to Visual Studios, System Center, and Visual Studio Online (formerly Team Foundation Service) at their Build conference last week. The promise is now being realized of a software-defined IT department that is agile yet compliant with existing corporate policies. […]

PaaS is an obvious win for developers. Productivity goes way up, happiness goes way up, and the quality of the end result (the application) goes way up. With Private PaaS, What’s In It For IT? First, let’s remember the purpose of having an IT department: to run apps. Some of those applications are purchased “off […]

Enterprises are evaluating private PaaS on a few dimensions. Obvious evaluation vectors tend to be focused on feature sets, extensibility, & credibility. Another that comes up is “lock-in.” One common sentiment, at least among OSS PaaS vendors, is that OSS somehow removes / reduces lock-in. Not only is it not true that OSS removes lock-in, […]

The world of Enterprise IT is rapidly changing. Innovators and early adopters make big bets on their private / hybrid cloud initiatives with careers and corporate success hanging in the balance.  We congratulate our partner Citrix, who just announced the release of Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3. CloudPlatform provides a cloud management solution with flexibility, scalability, and […]

On Switching from Dev to Testing

March 21, 2014 | Posted by | 1 Comment

I’ve been a .NET developer here at Apprenda for about two and a half years now. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with our phenomenal dev team, learned new technologies, and built / improved upon our remarkable product. However, for this next release cycle, I have (willingly) put on a different […]

One of my favorite new features of Apprenda 5.0 is Application Bootstrap Policies. The ability to add functionality to guest applications, a process we call bootstrapping, has been a defining characteristic of Apprenda since its inception. With our latest release, Apprenda 5.0, we’ve opened that power up to our customers as well. Through this feature, […]