PaaS - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1986 en Review: OpenShift shines for developers and ops http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/review-openshift-shines-developers-and-ops-247271?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: 215px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/140.jpg" alt="Review: OpenShift shines for developers and ops" width="243" height="215" align="right" /></div><p>The two major open source PaaS (platform as a service) offerings are Red Hat's OpenShift and Pivotal's Cloud Foundry.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Data Center Open Source Software Application Development PaaS Private Cloud Cloud Computing Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 247271 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft, IBM make gains against Amazon in cloud services http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-ibm-make-gains-against-amazon-in-cloud-services-247233?source=rss_paas <p>Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.</p> <p>While <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247971/5_reasons_why_Google_can_catch_Amazon_in_the_cloud" target="_blank">Amazon</a>, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/158/Cloud+Computing" target="_blank">cloud</a> market leader, retained its position, it can no longer claim to be bigger than its closest four competitors combined, noted a report from analyst firm Synergy Research Group.</p> Cloud Computing Google IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:34:40 +0000 admin 247233 at http://www.infoworld.com SAP embraces opens source -- sort of http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/sap-embraces-opens-source-sort-of-247005?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/open_source_future_hp.jpg" alt="SAP embraces opens source -- sort of" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>At the annual OSCON (Open Source Convention) last week, those stuck in a worldview of open source from the previous decade would have suffered serious cognitive dissonance.</p> Application Development Open Source Software SAP Development Tools OpenStack PaaS Open Source Software Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 247005 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/review-cloud-foundry-brings-power-and-polish-paas-246315?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_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Cloud Foundry was created by VMware to streamline deployment for application developers, application operators, and cloud operators.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Data Center Open Source Software Application Development PaaS Private Cloud Cloud Computing Data Center Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 246315 at http://www.infoworld.com Why Google Cloud Dataflow is no Hadoop killer http://www.infoworld.com/t/hadoop/why-google-cloud-dataflow-no-hadoop-killer-245212?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/Google_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Why Google Cloud Dataflow is no Hadoop killer" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Unveiled earlier this week, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/google-service-analyzes-live-streaming-data-245079">Google's Cloud Dataflow service</a> clearly competes against Amazon's streaming-data processing service <a hr Big Data Cloud Computing Data Explosion Data Management Google Big Data Hadoop PaaS Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:57:12 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 245212 at http://www.infoworld.com Google woos cloud developers with new tools http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/google-woos-cloud-developers-new-tools-245076?source=rss_paas <p>If the key to winning cloud business is to earn the approval of developers, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249335/MongoDB_now_runs_on_Google_Microsoft_clouds">as pundits say</a>, then Google is busy wooing programmers with a new set of tools for its cloud platform.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Google Development Tools IaaS PaaS Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:17:23 +0000 admin 245076 at http://www.infoworld.com What does PaaS really mean? Let us know if you find out http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-does-paas-really-mean-let-us-know-if-you-find-out-244807?source=rss_paas <p>It's been nearly five years since the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) published what has become the standard definition of cloud computing. Both the tech industry and IT organizations have been good about following the NIST definitions for IaaS and SaaS -- not so much for PaaS, a terms that remains confusing and is used confusingly.</p> <p>The <a href="http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-145/SP800-145.pdf" target="_blank">NIST definition (PDF)</a> of PaaS still stands, as far as I'm concerned:</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard PaaS Technology Business Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 244807 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/docker-could-threaten-cloud-providers-portability-plans-244253?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/docker.jpg" alt="Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Applications Cloud Computing Virtualization Docker Application Virtualization PaaS Cloud Computing Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:42:37 +0000 David Linthicum 244253 at http://www.infoworld.com Google plunges in to Docker management http://www.infoworld.com/t/paas/google-plunges-in-docker-management-244109?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/docker.jpg" alt="Google plunges in to Docker management" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Docker Application Virtualization Development Tools PaaS Open Source Software Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 244109 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker all geared up for the enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/docker-all-geared-the-enterprise-244020?source=rss_paas <p>Docker 1.0 has officially arrived, giving organizations a proper chance to use the emerging cloud technology to create and run applications with even more agility.</p> <p>Docker declared its namesake virtualization software <a href="http://blog.docker.com/2014/06/its-here-docker-1-0/" target="_blank">ready for full production use</a> Monday.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Docker Application Virtualization Server Virtualization IaaS PaaS Open Source Software Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:11:06 +0000 admin 244020 at http://www.infoworld.com Progress puts money behind Node.js with Modulus buy http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/progress-puts-money-behind-nodejs-modulus-buy-243999?source=rss_paas <p>Latching on to the growing success of the Node.js platform, development tools provider Progress Software has acquired Modulus, which offers a platform for running the Node.js JavaScript runtime.</p> <p>"We believe there is huge growth in Node," said Karen Tegan Padir, Progress chief technology officer. "The Node.js community is growing faster than that for any other language."</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Development Tools IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:53:00 +0000 admin 243999 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM aims to bring faster development to the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ibm-aims-bring-faster-development-the-cloud-243592?source=rss_paas <p>While practices to speed programming have been around for a decade, only recently have they caught the eye of the enterprise manager looking for a competitive edge. Now, IBM is updating its Bluemix portfolio of cloud services to help companies save time in deploying new applications by using these new programming methodologies.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing IBM Application Development IaaS PaaS Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:39:55 +0000 admin 243592 at http://www.infoworld.com Why the private cloud has stalled http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/why-the-private-cloud-has-stalled-243505?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="Why the private cloud has stalled" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The appeal of making your own data center cloudlike is easy to understand: Who wouldn't want an entirely flexible commodity infrastructure, where you can pour on compute, storage, and network resources as needed?</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services IaaS OpenStack PaaS Private Cloud Cloud Computing Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 243505 at http://www.infoworld.com CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/coreos-linux-distro-lands-the-google-cloud-platform-243041?source=rss_paas <p>CoreOS, a new lightweight Linux distribution customized for massive server deployments, has found a home on the Google Cloud Platform, giving organizations an easy way to test and use the software for their clusters and distributed computer programs.</p> <p>CoreOS will be offered in the Google cloud alongside other Linux distributions such as Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Google Linux PaaS Open Source Software Fri, 23 May 2014 13:51:47 +0000 admin 243041 at http://www.infoworld.com Rackspace not a good fit for Cisco, says Chambers http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/rackspace-not-good-fit-cisco-says-chambers-242916?source=rss_paas <p>Rackspace doesn't fit Cisco's acquisition profile, CEO John Chambers told a room packed with reporters this week at the company's annual conference and exhibition.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cisco Systems Rackspace IaaS M&A PaaS Wed, 21 May 2014 16:36:36 +0000 ccraig 242916 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat brings OpenShift closer to the enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hat-brings-openshift-closer-the-enterprise-242678?source=rss_paas <p>Red Hat continues to enhance its software portfolio for helping organizations run and manage cloud services in their own data centers, adding more features to its OpenShift Enterprise software package to accommodate enterprise requirements such as policy orchestration and multiregion availability.</p> <p>OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, available now, also includes new releases of the latest open source software used in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) hosting package, such as PHP and MySQL.</p> Cloud Computing Red Hat PaaS Fri, 16 May 2014 17:37:18 +0000 admin 242678 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft Azure tools aim to help companies manage hybrid clouds http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-azure-tools-aim-help-companies-manage-hybrid-clouds-242338?source=rss_paas <p>For the kick-off of its annual Tech Ed user conference, being held this week in Houston, Microsoft has released a bevy of tools and services to help administrators connect their internal operations to Microsoft's Azure cloud.</p> <p>"This is about leveraging assets that organizations already have in their data centers," said Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Hybrid Cloud IaaS PaaS Mon, 12 May 2014 16:42:07 +0000 admin 242338 at http://www.infoworld.com Heroku joins other PaaS providers in supporting PHP http://www.infoworld.com/t/paas/heroku-joins-other-paas-providers-in-supporting-php-241538?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/php_scripting_pod.jpg" alt="Heroku now does PHP, too" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p><a href="https://www.heroku.com/" target="_blank">Heroku</a>, the "pure platform-as-a-service" provider <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/ruby-clouds-engine-yard-vs-heroku-180358">aimed at developers</a> that over time has added support for Application Development Cloud Computing PaaS PHP Web Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:10:17 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 241538 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 reasons why Google can catch Amazon in the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/5-reasons-why-google-can-catch-amazon-in-the-cloud-241505?source=rss_paas <p>Amazon has such a huge share of the global cloud market it would appear none of its competitors, including Internet behemoth Google, could ever catch up. That may not be the case.</p><p>Google, according to industry analysts, is positioning itself to take on Amazon's dominance. Despite how far back it's lagging today, Google could catch Amazon and some day supplant its top position in the cloud.</p> Cloud Computing Google Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:05:06 +0000 admin 241505 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM banks on developers to expand cloud services http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ibm-banks-developers-expand-cloud-services-241483?source=rss_paas <p>IBM is banking on developers and its global business reach in its efforts to catch up with more established cloud providers.</p> <p>At the IBM Impact conference, underway in Las Vegas Monday, the company announced the IBM Cloud online marketplace, a BlueMix developer garage to be based in San Francisco, expansion of MobileFirst expertise services in 18 countries, and the opening up of Watson to enterprise developers.</p> Cloud Computing IBM IaaS Managed Services PaaS SaaS Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:11:11 +0000 admin 241483 at http://www.infoworld.com