PaaS - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1986 en Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/report-new-start-menu-and-free-cloud-based-windows-debut-fall-240940?source=rss_paas <p>Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu -- along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows -- this fall.</p> <p>According to information reportedly authored by Wzor, a Russian blogger notorious for his accurate leaks of Windows information, Microsoft will launch the revised, Windows 7-style Start menu inside of an entirely new Windows release.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows PaaS Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:03:03 +0000 admin 240940 at http://www.infoworld.com Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/build-microsoft-azure-embraces-outside-technologies-239850?source=rss_paas <p>As it rolled out tools and features for coders at its <a href="http://www.buildwindows.com/">Build developer conference</a> Thursday, Microsoft showed that it is ready to embrace technologies and platforms not invented within its walls.</p> <p>Rather than relying solely on internal tools, the Azure cloud services platform has incorporated a number of non-Microsoft technologies, including popular open source tools such as the Chef and Puppet configuration management software, the OAuth authorization standard, and the Hadoop data processing platform.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Azure IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:52:06 +0000 admin 239850 at http://www.infoworld.com The platform-as-a-service winner is ... Puppet? http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/the-platform-service-winner-puppet-239653?source=rss_paas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/puppet_labs.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, and various cloud-washed legacy virtualization stuff like vCloud, it's time to take stock of who's winning the private PaaS (platform as a service) race. Application Development Cloud Computing Application Development PaaS Private Cloud Cloud Computing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 239653 at http://www.infoworld.com Researchers disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/researchers-disclose-vulnerabilities-in-oracle-java-cloud-service-239663?source=rss_paas <p>Security researchers released <a href="http://www.security-explorations.com/en/SE-2013-01-details.html" target="_blank">technical details and proof-of-concept code for 30 security issues</a> affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of which could allow attackers to compromise business-critical Java applications deployed on it.</p> Cloud Computing Security Oracle Cloud Security PaaS SaaS Intrusion Detection Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:24:49 +0000 admin 239663 at http://www.infoworld.com After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next? http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/after-cloud-price-cuts-amazon-google-and-microsoft-whats-next-239580?source=rss_paas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Now that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078">Google</a>, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-c Cloud Computing Google IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:47:20 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239580 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon Web Services super-sizes instances to lure Hadoop users http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-web-services-super-sizes-instances-lure-hadoop-users-239578?source=rss_paas <p>Amazon Web Services hopes to entice more Hadoop users to its Elastic MapReduce service with new virtual servers, one of which has 262GB of memory and 6.4TB of storage for big-data analytics.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the company launched <a href="http://aws.amazon.com/elasticmapreduce/details/" target="_blank">12 new virtual servers or instances</a> that organizations can use to run their applications using Elastic MapReduce clusters. Potential applications include Web indexing, data mining, log file analysis, financial analysis, scientific simulation and bioinformatics research.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services IaaS Hadoop PaaS Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:23:23 +0000 admin 239578 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft slashes Azure prices, introduces new basic tier http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-slashes-azure-prices-introduces-new-basic-tier-239552?source=rss_paas <p>Microsoft said Monday it was cutting prices of its Azure cloud services to match the prices of competitor Amazon Web Services in the latest in a price war in cloud services.</p> <p>Besides introducing a new tier of general-purpose services, Microsoft also announced a move to region-specific pricing to help customers save money, as some workloads may not be dependent on location.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage IaaS PaaS Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:44:00 +0000 admin 239552 at http://www.infoworld.com What the latest cloud explosion really means http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/what-the-latest-cloud-explosion-really-means-239460?source=rss_paas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_business_user.jpg" alt="What last week's cloud explosion really means" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: byryo</p> </em></div><p>The cloud surge last week was like nothing I've ever seen. It reminded me of one of those sudden blasts of fog through the Golden Gate.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Compute Engine Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS SaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 239460 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-cloud-price-cuts-239177?source=rss_paas <p>The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.</p> <p>Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy downplayed any idea that the price cuts were competitive in nature, however.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:30:20 +0000 admin 239177 at http://www.infoworld.com There's no future in on-premises IT -- it's time to move to the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/theres-no-future-in-premises-it-its-time-move-the-cloud-238610?source=rss_paas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IT-In-The-Clouds_hp.jpg" alt="There's no future in on-premises IT -- it's time to move to the cloudE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I've been lying to myself: I thought IT would survive the next shift in technology as all infrastructure moves to the cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows IT Management IT Training IaaS PaaS Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 238610 at http://www.infoworld.com Pivotal juices Hadoop with in-memory database and SQL querying http://www.infoworld.com/t/hadoop/pivotal-juices-hadoop-in-memory-database-and-sql-querying-238546?source=rss_paas <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/BigData440x330.jpg" alt="Pivotal juices Hadoop with in-memory database and SQL querying" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Pivotal, an EMC/VMware spin-off that has <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/paul-maritz-pivotal-bridge-the-future-226327">big plans</a> to deliver big data analytics through platform as a service, has whisked the Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Hadoop PaaS Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238546 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat fast-tracks Docker apps for Enterprise Linux http://www.infoworld.com/t/application-virtualization/red-hat-fast-tracks-docker-apps-enterprise-linux-238122?source=rss_paas <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/44NNtechwatch_hp.jpg" alt="Red Hat fast-tracks Docker apps for Enterprise Linux" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Red Hat's application certification program is nominally about ensuring that third-party applications and app platforms run reliably on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Application Virtualization PaaS Open Source Software Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238122 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat CEO: PaaS is the new application server http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hat-ceo-paas-the-new-application-server-238132?source=rss_paas <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Corporations_in_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Red Hat CEO: PaaS is the new application server" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Red Hat is best known for its RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) distribution, but the company has been making a big push into cloud computing with its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hats-openshift-paas-goes-live-</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Red Hat Linux PaaS Open Source Software IDG Insider Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 238132 at http://www.infoworld.com How PaaS is changing enterprise app dev http://www.infoworld.com/t/paas/how-paas-changing-enterprise-app-dev-237985?source=rss_paas <p>"Cloud is the new hardware" is one of my favorite catchphrases of the moment. The idea that we can assume a fully automated, wildly scalable compute, storage, and network infrastructure is game-changing. But this applies just to the IaaS (infrastructure as a service) layer of the cloud. What's the capsule description for PaaS (platform as a service), the layer immediately above IaaS?</p> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing Application Servers Application Development PaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 237985 at http://www.infoworld.com CloudBees secures $11.2M for its PaaS technology http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cloudbees-secures-112m-its-paas-technology-237837?source=rss_paas <p><a href="http://www.cloudbees.com">CloudBees</a> announced Wednesday it has secured $11.2 million (£6.2 million) for its <a href="http://news.techworld.com/data-centre/3468494/cloudbees-generates-a-buzz-around-paas-with-help-of-aws/" target="_blank">Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology</a> that aims to speed up the development of applications.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard PaaS Technology Business Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:31:12 +0000 admin 237837 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat to take on Microsoft with .Net hosted service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hat-take-microsoft-net-hosted-service-237792?source=rss_paas <p>Challenging Microsoft's Windows Azure on its own turf, Red Hat is ramping up services that would offer Microsoft .Net and SQL Server capabilities on its OpenShift PaaS (platform as a service).</p> <p>Code to enable the Microsoft services is being provided by Uhuru Software, a company started by <a href="http://uhurusoftware.com/team/">a number of former Microsoft executives and engineers</a> that specializes in rendering Microsoft software as cloud services.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft .Net PaaS Private Cloud SaaS Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:12:42 +0000 admin 237792 at http://www.infoworld.com Pivotal opens up Cloud Foundry to open source fights http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/pivotal-opens-cloud-foundry-open-source-fights-237468?source=rss_paas <p>Pivotal spun out the Cloud Foundry Foundation last week, marking another instance where a commercial effort turns into an open source play. It'll be interesting see how this move works, given that both OpenStack and Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS platforms are aimed at the same users. There are three hurdles for the CFF to get past:</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software The Industry Standard PaaS Open Source Software Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 237468 at http://www.infoworld.com Mark Russinovich: How Microsoft is building its cloud future http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/mark-russinovich-how-microsoft-building-its-cloud-future-237465?source=rss_paas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_cloud_blue_2.jpg" alt="Mark Russinovich: How Microsoft is building its cloud future" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Cloud Computing Hybrid Cloud IaaS Microsoft .Net PaaS SaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 237465 at http://www.infoworld.com HP breaks Autonomy IDOL into discrete services http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/hp-breaks-autonomy-idol-discrete-services-237450?source=rss_paas <p>Developers seeking to embed some advanced text processing capabilities into their applications might want to take a look at a beta service that the Autonomy software unit of Hewlett-Packard is fielding, tentatively called <a href="http://www.idolondemand.com/" target="_blank">IDOLOnDemand</a>.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Development Tools PaaS Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:43:24 +0000 admin 237450 at http://www.infoworld.com Pivotal to spin out Cloud Foundry PaaS into separate foundation http://www.infoworld.com/t/paas/pivotal-spin-out-cloud-foundry-paas-separate-foundation-236913?source=rss_paas <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="Pivotal to spin out Cloud Foundry PaaS into separate foundation" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Cloud Foundry cloud computing platform is gaining a degree of independence.</p> Cloud Computing Application Development PaaS Open Source Software Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:19:55 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236913 at http://www.infoworld.com