PaaS promises to trim development and deployment time from months and years to days and weeks, but what are the signs of a true PaaS powerhouse? Is it simply free of servers or software to manage? Does it provide automatic upgrades and elasticity? Can you develop in multiple languages?
When you hear of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) what typically comes to mind are names like Heroku, EngineYard, DotCloud, and CloudFoundry.com–hosted Public PaaS providers. With the increasing focus on development of SaaS applications and some clear advantages to placing IT infrastructure in the cloud, these PaaS providers have had some trouble gaining significant traction with enterprises despite obvious advantages.
There is an emerging trend where enterprises require PaaS capabilities, but are demanding it on their own terms. They want a PaaS behind their own firewall to enable a secure cloud–a private PaaS.
Join Patrick Chanezon, VMware Senior Director, Developer Relations, and Bart Copeland, ActiveState CEO to learn about:
* The landscape and drivers for Private PaaS
* Issues for enterprises moving development resources to the cloud
* How a Private PaaS differs from a Public PaaS
* Avoiding vendor lock-in
* What to consider when implementing and deploying a Private PaaS