For forward-thinking companies, continuous integration is a big piece of the puzzle for delivering applications that work. But how many of them are ready for it?
The Platform as a Service (PaaS) market is both competitive and evolving. Solution providers offer a wide range of features under the PaaS…
http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2013/10/google-app-engine-php-runtime-now-available-to-everyone.html Remember when “polyglot PaaS” was the new thing? Five years after launching, App Engine now supports PHP, Python, Java and Google’s…
Rigid or Flexible?
A PaaS solution should give you the flexibility to leverage the languages, services, and middleware that are most appropriate for each application that is built and deployed to the PaaS. And these may vary from application to application.
Plenty of developers are devoted to Google App Engine, but their employers might wish to run some applications behind their firewalls. Now Google is making it easier to port applications on premise.
Looking to help people with little programming experience build out their own applications, Software AG is releasing its own Platform as a Service following its acquisition of LongJump.
@WalmartLabs has picked up OneOps and Tasty Labs, which will enable rapid application development and social applications. The buys make sense with Wal-Mart trying to offer rich experiences that best other online retailers.
New seed funding brings total investment in the cloud services platform provider to about $1 million, says Cumulogic CEO Michael Soby.
Are companies really ready to entrust their productivity applications to a PaaS? Apprenda says yes and brought on a new VP to push that message.
One hurdle to corporate adoption of PaaSes is customer concern about being locked into one vendor’s platform. A new Cloud Foundry app will let them, in real time, see which of several Cloud Foundry PaaSes will run their workloads.
Although it appears significant venture capital investment in Platform-as-a-Service startups is drawing to a close, Standing Cloud was able to raise another $3 million, it announced on Thursday. The money comes from Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures, bringing Standing Cloud’s total investment to $8 million.
Two weeks ago, Google announced a significant price increase for use of its App Engine Platform-as-a-Service. With vendor lock-in comes vulnerability to price increases. And for developers and app makers, this drastic shift may have been a “bet-the-company” decision without ever realizing it.
Platform-as-a-Service veteran Engine Yard is getting on board with the recent trend of multi-language support by acquiring Dublin, Ireland-based PHP PaaS startup Orchestra. An industry shift toward supporting more than one language and/or framework likely influenced the decision to close the Orchestra deal now.
Platform-as-a-Service startup DotCloud is acquiring fellow startup DuoStack in an attempt to gird itself for a fight that’s likely to leave some casualties in the years to come. DotCloud and DuoStack are making a smart move to ensure their mutual survival while combining their innovative capabilities.
AT&T is looking to build a private cloud using the open source cloud platform known as the Open Stack. Josh Kleinpeter, a software engineer with AT&T Interactive mentioned AT&T’s plans during a panel discussion at the Open Stack Summit.
Cloud Platform-as-a-Service startup DotCloud has raised $10 million from Benchamrk Capital and Trinity Ventures, further evidence that openness will be critical if PaaS is to become the future of cloud computing. Openness in PaaS might best be defined as giving users choice and some management access.
If today’s links are any indication, we could see some serious changes to once-lauded IT practices and trends. There’s a call for PaaS evolution, talk that Cisco really does fear Xsigo and even stats showing Rackspace nipping at Amazon’s heels in web hosting.
It seems like every year since 2008 has been dubbed the “Year of the Cloud,” but I think 2010 was it. There are legitimate trends that allow us to get past mere speculation and actually make informed predictions about what the future holds for cloud computing.
The cloud computing world is in for yet another shakeup: Red Hat has acquired platform-as-a-service (PaaS) startup Makara. The purchase immediately vaults Red Hat into the role of cloud provider, but also gives Red Hat the means to sell its PaaS vision across the cloud landscape.
After so much Big Data lately, it’s good to have a day where cloud computing takes center stage. We have NYC making a huge investment in Microsoft, a question about the role of PaaS, Gartner praising the cloud and AWS expanding on its Hadoop product.