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How Platforms Work

How Platforms Work

Platforms: either you have one or you’re building one. Over the years I’ve observed six high-level characteristics common to production environments which are operationally mature. This talk will explain in detail the six capabilities in an operationally mature production environment. (Note: After these slides I demo these capabilities live using Cloud Foundry.)

Casey West

April 20, 2016
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  1. How Platforms Work
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    • Days since I last used that joke zero

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  2. Thanks a lot, Pivotal

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  3. Minimum Viable Platform
    • Dynamic DNS, routing and load balancing
    • Backing services broker
    • Infrastructure orchestration
    • Health management, monitoring, and recovery
    • Immutable artifact repository
    • Log aggregation

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  4. !
    What's a car?
    Credit: Simon Wardley

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  5. !
    What's a platform?
    Credit: Simon Wardley

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  6. BOSH
    http:/
    /bosh.io

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  7. Cloud Foundry
    http:/
    /cloudfoundry.org

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  8. Thank you
    Questions?

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  9. @caseywest
    Let's be friends
    !

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