The Stack Archive Whitepaper

From Application Services to Bare Metal: A Complete Platform for a Complex World

Fri 11 Sep 2015

As comedian Louis C.K. put it, everything is amazing right now.

Companies serve a worldwide audience by deploying apps almost anywhere in minutes, collect unprecedented amounts of data by processing hundreds of millions of events without breaking a sweat, and design resilient systems that quickly adapt to changing usage patterns and unplanned disruptions.

With all this power, comes complexity. The era of simple two-tier, single-technology apps is over. To achieve the scale and performance needed to solve modern problems and differentiate your company from competitors, developers often create powerful distributed systems made up of ephemeral containers running single function microservices based on cutting edge open source software, and all of it deployed via automation. Even if you’re not doing all of those things right now, your applications and services rarely fit neatly into a single host.

What you need, is a platform that offers the optimal host for each component of your system.

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