Posts Tagged ‘ PAAS ’

Are We Missing a Category of Cloud Computing?

November 19, 2012
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CloudComputing

Putting an entire N-tier application system into a private or hybrid cloud appears to create something that does not fit into the existing definitions for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. We need to determine if a new category of cloud computing is warranted. And then if it is, we need to find some appropriate and non-offensive…

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Does the Cloud Need a New Programming Language?

September 27, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

The question of whether there is a specific cloud programming language has emerged in our internal discussions at TVP. We've noticed a tendency amongst "born in the cloud" companies like Cloud Physics to follow the example of Twitter and develop server-side components in the Scala programming language. Scala runs on the JVM and is supported…

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PaaS vendor AppFog acquires Nodester

September 6, 2012
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CloudComputing

AppFog, the Universal PaaS company formerly know as PHP Fog, has acquired Nodester, a framework-specific PaaS vendor for Node.js (server-side javascript) applications.

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Xeround – Free Database as a Service for PaaS

August 31, 2012
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CloudComputing

Xeround is a SQL Database as a Service vendor which is aggressively targeting the PaaS vendors as a channel. It has established relationships with Heroku, Engine Yard, AppFog and AppHarbour so that if you subscribe to their PaaS you are offered an upgrade to their bundled MySQL database services through a service from Xeround.

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Code Management in the Cloud

August 23, 2012
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Code Management in the Cloud

Effective code management tools and practices are key for successful agile. Their migration to the cloud brings benefits and concerns for organizations

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Why You Should Invest in ASaaS, not PaaS

August 20, 2012
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CloudComputing

In addition to PaaS there is a class of vendors who provide external services to PaaS through "marketplaces" that the vendor sets up. We refer to these generically as Application Services as a Service (ASaaS). The stakes are potentially huge - the PaaS takes over from the Operating System as the dominant factor in the…

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Uhuru – How CloudFoundry learned to stop worrying and love .NET

August 16, 2012
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CloudComputing

At this point in the evolution of PaaS, we are starting to see an enormous diversity of innovation around CloudFoundry, as multiple vendors come to market with differentiated PaaS offerings. Uhuru Software, based in Seattle, is entering its second Beta phase with the Uhuru PaaS, with a major focus on .NET support.

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3rd-Party Application Services – a sign of PaaS maturity

August 9, 2012
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CloudComputing

As mentioned in a number of posts, there is a clear trend away from Platform-specific PaaS (where you write your application to the platform) and Language-Specific PaaS (which provide support to one or possibly a couple of languages) to Universal PaaS, which is capable of supporting any language and any platform. There's a little bit…

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Azure and Service Providers

August 7, 2012
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CloudComputing

We recently wrote about Microsoft's Three Pronged Windows Azure Strategy - particularly with reference to the Service Provider offering. I've now had a certain amount of time to reflect on the announcement and try and work out what is going on and it doesn't seem to constitute a wholehearted strategy to put resellers on a…

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