🎧 Choreographing the Saga Pattern in Microservices ft. Cloud Foundry Founder Chris Richardson

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Chris Richardson, creator of Cloud Foundry, maintainer of microservices.io and author of “Microservices Patterns,” discovered cloud computing in 2006 during a Google talk about APIs for provisioning servers. At this time, you could provision 20 servers and pay 10 cents per hour. This led him in 2008 to create Cloud Foundry, an open source, multi-cloud platform as a service that allows you to build, test, deploy, and scale cloud applications significantly faster and easier. Today, this marketplace of services is governed by the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

One of Cloud Foundry’s earliest success stories was a digital marketing agency for a beer company that ran a campaign around the Super Bowl. Cloud Foundry actually enabled them to deploy an application on AWS and then adjust its capacity based on the load. They were leveraging the elasticity of the cloud back in the ‘08–‘09 timeframe. SpringSource eventually acquired Cloud Foundry, followed by VMware.

Later in the show, Chris explains what choreographed sagas are, reasons to leverage them, and how to measure their efficacy. 


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