Sunday, February 26, 2017

Google Cloud User Group Melbourne

Tracey Kay from Aaxlon has created the Google Cloud User Group for Melbourne and we are having the first meetup at York Butter Factory on the 16th March 2017. At present we have around 30+ GCP enthusiasts have confirmed their attendance. Hopefully more of you will join in the next few days.  

York Butter Factory (YBF) facilitates co-working places for Platformer and many other Startups is located at 62-66 King St Melbourne. It is a fantastic place for startups, with friendly and supportive founders and staff. 

Most importantly will look forward to seeing you all there. 

Google Releases Spanner on Google Cloud

Google releases Spanner on Google Cloud as a Beta service.

Why is this good news for Cloud DevOps?

Spanner is already in use internally within Google for many years, and it is one of the  relational databases that supports consistency and horizontal scalability.  So that as DevOps we can forget about spending hours of configurations and making our backend database consistent as well as scalable  and focus on developing applications. Client libraries are available for some of the key languages (Java, Go, Python, NodeJS) with more planned in the future. You might also want to read the CAP theorem paper by Eric Brewer VP, Infrastructure, Google if you are interested in more technical details about Spanner and how it achieve CAP. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Platformer Supporting Cloud Providers and Tools

Recently we have consolidated our supporting teams to provide the best support for our customers and partners. The following lists the Cloud providers and tools we support.

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure (Azure)
  • Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform
  • Docker
  • Cloud Foundry
In addition to the above Cloud providers and tools we will continue to provide support our customers on DigitalOcean. Please stay tune as we will always listen to our customers and add more providers and tools to meet their expectations as their needs grow. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Platformer Support for Kubernetes

Platformer team is currently helping individual developers, startups and Enterprise customers in deploying, managing and scaling containerised applications with the help of great community of experts from various parts of the world.

After carefully watching the container orchestration space over the past 12 months we have decided that we will focus on utilising and supporting Kubernetes for our customers. In addition to this we will also help in spreading the word on Kubernetes by way to community development, contributions and education.

We are very excited about the journey together with Kubernetes and its community and hoping to bring its capabilities to many on the way.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

We are making changes at Platformer Keep in touch

It is been a while since we have written anything more than 140 characters on our social media. Team at Platformer had many changes and we are currently working on incorporating some of the key changes/challenges and features requested by our awesome developer community. To help our development team focused, we have closed the beta sign-up and planning to open-up very soon. Stay tuned and keep in touch as we values your feedback, and on-going support. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Have we (Platformer) build a Marketplace for DigitalOcean?

Few weeks back before Christmas 2014, I was having a chat with few startups at YorkbutterFactory and some others I met via StartupVictoria about Platformer. Our discussion extended to what public cloud platforms we support and what we our plans in the future etc. 

Strangely few of them asked me "Have you build a Marketplace for DigitalOcean?". That was a bit of a surprise as we never thought about it before. 

Yes we do have a Marketplace, and yes applications, services and projects from our Marketplace can be deployed and managed under various public cloud providers including DigitalOcean. However we never thought of promoting it as a Marketplace only for DigitalOcean.

In continuing my discussion with some of the developers, I found out that they are using it as a Marketplace catalog to deploy apps and services on DigitalOcean. That is great, I am very happy at least we were able to help few of the DigitalOcean fans. 

I am happy to hear from more of you and see how we may be able to help achieve your final goals, even if that means we need to further improve Platformer capabilities (adding more apps, services to the catalog, more DevOps capabilities etc) to support use of IaaS platform from DigitalOcean. 

Let us know how we can help?

Wishing you a very Happy New Year !!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

DURGA PaaS Marketplace vs AWS Marketplace

Some of our customers and potential customers ask me what are the key differences between DURGA PaaS Marketplace and AWS Marketplace? here are some of the key differences:

DURGA Marketplace Apps/Services - are blueprints that we and our customers have developed and packaged for quick and easy deployment. For example Joomla in DURGA PaaS Marketplace comes with Joomla source, php-fpm, nginx and MySQL database as a service. One can deploy Joomla in public or private cloud* environment with few clicks without having to configure php-fpm, nginx and MySQL database. 

  • DURGA PaaS Marketplace is an infrastructure provide (IaaS) agnostic application and service Marketplace where customer have the choice of using any public cloud provider (including AWS) or private* cloud. Where as with AWS Marketplace your only target IaaS is AWS for obvious reasons.
  • Right now all PHP based applications on DURGA PaaS Marketplace are packaged to consume applied resources compared to a full virtual machine used by AWS Marketplace apps. For example you can deployed Joomla with 128MB of RAM and consuming only 100MB of MySQL Database storage space by utilizing MySQL service. In the future we will be enabling Ruby, Java, Node.Js and most other packages similar to PHP applications. 
  • DURGA PaaS provides an API that can be used by developers to build their own Marketplace and to deploy and manage to Infrastructure provider they love to use. For example web developers can utilise the API to offer Wordpress, Joomla, ownCloud etc as a service from their website and create their own marketplace without having to write a lot of code OR database experts can offer MySQL, MongoDB, Oracle or other databases we offer as a service directly from their website.
Therefore as you can see what you can do with DURGA PaaS Marketplace limited by your imagination. At the time of writing quite a few of our customers were developing cloud services utilizing the API. If you have a cool app, service or devkit that you would like us to enable please do not hesitate to as or drop us an email via our support system.