Posts Tagged ‘ PAAS ’

The Many Faces of PaaS

June 18, 2013
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The Many Faces of PaaS

By now, enterprises understand the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), but there still is much confusion about Platform as a Service (PaaS). This confusion is one reason why enterprises have been slow to adopt PaaS. Why is there so much confusion? Because PaaS is still in its…

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The Pros and Cons of Private and Public PaaS

June 13, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

I just returned from attending the Cloud Expo in New York City this week. The conference was dominated by private and hybrid cloud topics. There were several private Platform as a Service (PaaS) vendors attending whom I spent a great deal of time talking to as I walked the floor. It seems these days that…

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Database as a Service: Agility vs. Control

June 7, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of database as a service (DBaaS) offerings that have entered the market place. IaaS providers like Amazon have released solutions such as RDS that automates database administration tasks in the area of scaling, replication, failover, backups, and more. There are a number…

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Can you Pivot to Pivotal?

May 16, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

At EMCworld 2013, one of the big stories was Pivotal and it's importance to the EMC2 family and the future of computing. Pivotal is geared to provide the next generation of computing. According to EMC2 have gone past the Client-Server style to a scale-out, scale-up, big data, fast data Internet of Things form of computing.…

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Public Cloud Reality: Support Responsibility

March 28, 2013
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CloudComputing

The Public Cloud Reality around support responsibility is not something often considered, instead we are looking at SLAs, legal documents, compliance documents, and many other items. Do we consider who is ultimately responsible when something goes wrong within the cloud? Is your Cloud provider a full partner or do they limit themselves to a small…

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King of the Cloud

March 22, 2013
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CloudComputing

What service of the cloud will be king of the cloud? Cloud computing has taken off in functionality and practicality over the last few years so that now we have three fully defined service models of cloud computing:

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Garantia Data Launches Redis & Memcached Service for Azure

December 24, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

In a sign of the changing times, Garantia Data (an in-memory noSQL database service specialist) has launched a service to provide the Redis and Memcached No-SQL databases as a service to users of Microsoft Windows Azure.

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Cloud Foundry and the Pivotal Initiative

December 5, 2012
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CloudComputing

VMware's Cloud Foundry has been festering for the best part of a year now. It smells a little bit of lack of courage, and a lot of lack of focus. The body is still warm, but I fear EMC/VMware may have already snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Waratek – forget VMware, just virtualize the JVM

November 21, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

Waratek is a one-off company with a disruptive technology (remember VMware was like this once) that forces you to reset your undertanding of how things could work. Waratek's big idea is that you virtualize as high up the stack as you can because that gives you the best benefit in terms of sharing infrastructure.

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