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HPE Is Moving to Microservices with Containers and Stackato

12 Apr 2016 12:59pm, by

HPE practices what it preaches when it comes to cloud-native development, recently undertaking the task of migrating a set of monolithic information services applications to a microservice-based approach.

“In many cases, we’re actually using Stackato, Cloud Foundry, and Docker as the architectural principles that are underpinning those transformations. One of the things that we really love about Stackato is the notion of bringing some of these ecosystems together,” explained Omri Gazitt, HPE vice president of products and services, in part two of a two-part interview with The New Stack founder Alex Williams and technical editor Benjamin Ball, on the latest episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast.

As a result of using Stackato, HPE was able to deliver a stronger solution for developers working with Docker containers. “By teaching our platform, Stackato, how to basically take and run those containers and be able to go bring all of the PaaS capabilities, like integrated logging and monitoring, auto scaling, application versioning […] to the Docker Stack has been really good,” noted Gazitt.

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Virtualization and API management are also technologies HPE is tackling in-house. Both enable the company to package dozens of its APIs as third-party solutions available to developers.

For those interested in revamping their CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) workflow, HPE now offers its StormRunner software as a SaaS.

“It runs in every region that AWS runs in so that you basically can do simulated load testing, either in the region or across region. It also ties into our microservices-based application development platform, making that available as part of our CI/CD pipeline,” said Gazitt.

CI and CD are the cornerstones of what HPE deems cloud-native development, with enterprises requiring better tools which allow them to streamline their workflows.

Ultimately, the transition to cloud-native work isn’t entirely about the destination but also the journey IT teams will take along the way, Gazitt explained. “Teaching them [developers] how to build cloud-native applications, and showing them how they will link that up with some of their traditional assets — We see that transformation really as a journey.”

Stream or download this episode on SoundCloud or YouTube to hear more about HPE’s solutions for developing applications in a cloud-native pipeline. Click here to subscribe to The New Stack Analysts channel on YouTube. If you missed it, check out part one of this interview.

Cloud Foundry, Docker and HPE are sponsors of The New Stack.

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