PaaS: gaining computing power without losing control


You’ve built, tested and deployed your enterprise applications on your provider’s cloud platform, and all the bells and whistles are perfected. Then your provider increases its prices. Or maybe the level of service isn’t what you had expected. You want to change providers, but your investment has locked you in, and, frankly, now you’re stuck. Fearing this scenario, many IT architects shy away from Platform as a Service (PaaS) in spite of all its productivity benefits for developers. But it doesn’t have to play out this way.

Leveraging open-source, open-standard solutions, developers can enjoy all the advantages of PaaS while IT admins keep their data centers under their own control. The questions then become:

How does an IT architect maintain that balance?? How do you move into the cloud without the development team learning an entirely new language or adopting new middleware? How does an IT architect streamline application development workflows and accelerate IT service delivery?

For answers to these questions, join GigaOM Pro and our sponsor Red Hat for “Platform as a Service: gaining computing power without losing control,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT.

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PaaS for IT is complete 100% BS. All new applications are SaaS. Who is funding IT to build new applications? Then we can discuss about PaaS. There are startups that are trying to do PaaS for Enterprise IT and I am sorry for them.


SaaS is useful for relatively standardized applications–with some customization possible through various types of services (e.g. all the add-ons). However, with IT more and more important to companies in all manner of businesses, we’re actually seeing an acceleration in application development. And PaaS is a great way to enable that.

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