Microsoft Open-Sourced PowerShell

In case you have not heard the news, Microsoft recently announced that the company is open sourcing PowerShell and will be bringing PowerShell to both Linux and OS X. Actually that is just part of it in that it is not just PowerShell that Microsoft has open sourced, but rather the .NET framework as well as the PowerShell Editor Service and making it available for Linux and OS X at the PowerShell GitHub repository.


News: PaaSLane 2.0 — Letting Applications Take Advantage of the Cloud

PaaSLane from Cloud Technology Partners is a tool that greatly facilitates the process of migrating an application to the cloud by comparing its source code to known safe best practice. It claims a 25% enhancement in migration time. We suspect …
Read More “News: PaaSLane 2.0 — Letting Applications Take Advantage of the Cloud”


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

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.


AppFog – Polyglot Public/Private PaaS goes GA

AppFog (the company formerly known as PhpFog) has become the latest enthusiastic adopter of CloudFoundry to go to General Availability with a value-added implementation of the open source stack. The key differentiator is the RAM-based pricing policy around the Public Cloud offering – roughly $25 per GByte per month (first 2Gbytes are Free).


CloudFoundry Apps not VMs

VMware’s latest effort, CloudFoundry, is not about VMware delving into the PaaS market even deeper. They have done that already with VMforce. CloudFoundry on the other hand is a fairly astute move to enable the development and rapid adoption of cloud based applications. The end goal is to sell what makes up a PaaS environment which is more enabling software. This would enable enterprises and businesses to move to the cloud. The problem with them moving now is that there are not that many applications that are cloud friendly. In effect more concentration on the application and less on the operating system which has always been VMware’s strategic direction.