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Under the Hood: UForge AppCenter 3.6

Written by James Weir - 29 october 2015

Christmas comes early this year with the arrival of the latest version of UForge AppCenter, bringing you a bumper pack of new features and functionality. We've put a stake in the ground for supporting Docker, as you'll have seen from our previous blog posts. This release also includes a brand new plugin service for our enterprise partners that fundamentally changes how UForge AppCenter can be integrated with 3rd party services; and we've given our user interface a facelift.

Enjoy!

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Classified in : News, Cloud Computing, Technology, Microsoft Windows - Tags : uforge, uforge appcenter, docker, windows, migration, cloud migration, plugins - no comments


How to Build Docker Base Images

Written by Jean-François Knoepfli - 26 october 2015

This is the second in our series of Docker blog posts. The first post, by James our CTO, focused on why UShareSoft for Docker software governance and transparency. In this post, we'll tell you exactly how to build a Docker base image using our tools.

By a base image, we mean a machine image containing just the necessary bits required to launch your container image. You can do this in two ways: using our UForgeNow SaaS platform, or using hammr, an open source tool for creating machine images for different environments from a single configuration file.

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Ensuring Software Governance for Docker Images

Written by James Weir - 21 october 2015

governance for docker Docker is indisputably one of fastest-growing technologies around today. In fact, Docker, Inc. reports more than 300 million instances of its open source container software have been downloaded from Docker Hub in just a couple of years.

Containers, of course, have been around for years. But Docker has quickly become de facto standard, largely due to one thing: simplicity. Containers no longer require the same levels of in-depth technical expertise and lengthy manual assembly as they once did. What's more, Docker offers flexibility and provides a lightweight approach that is ideal for cloud.

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Tutorial: Migrate Live Servers to Microsoft Azure

Written by James Weir - 29 july 2014

As you know, we recently launched our new UForge for Microsoft Azure platform, which lets you template software or migrate live servers to Azure. We're currently running a series of tutorials to help you get the most from UForge. In this post, I'll take you through how you can migrate live Linux servers to Azure.

If you missed my last post on registering your Azure credentials in UForge, you can take a look here. You should also check that your chosen Linux operating system is supported in Azure. You can find that information on Microsoft's web site.

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UForge for Microsoft Azure Tutorial: Registering Your Azure Credentials with UForge

Written by James Weir - 23 july 2014

Our new UForge for Microsoft Azure portal allows developers and enterprise customers to easily template their software or migrate live servers to Azure or hybrid environments in minutes. You can access all of our usual UForge functionality, including Factory, Migration and Marketplace features, directly from a single, easy-to-use portal that is optimized for Azure.

Over the next couple of months, we'll be running a series of tutorials to help you create software templates and migrate live servers to Azure. To get started, let's look at how to register your Azure credentials in UForge, a first step that you'll need to do whether you're migrating existing servers or creating new apps for Azure.

The prerequisites for this tutorial are:

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