Cloud PaaS and Organisational Motivation

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Cloud PaaS use is motivated by an organisation driver for innovation - a Cloud PaaS is a key Architecture Building Block for innovation

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Cloud PaaS and Organisational Motivation

  1. 1. Cloud PaaS and Organisational Motivation Robert Wilson Solution Architect 10th May 2014 au.linkedin.com/in/robertwilsonprofile 1
  2. 2. Cloud PaaSand OrganisationalMotivation Use of PaaS is motivated by an organisations’ : • Drivers • Goals and • Constraints 2
  3. 3. Cloud PaaSand OrganisationalDrivers A key organisational driver is: Innovation Why PaaS and Innovation? - Because to increase innovation you need to reduce the cost of failure. 3
  4. 4. Cloud PaaSand OrganisationalDrivers PaaS reduces the cost of failure by providing services to facilitate: • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment o increased deployment frequency with reduced fear • Lean methods o validating hypothesis and pivoting • Experimentation with the use of on-demand application level services 4
  5. 5. Cloud PaaSand OrganisationalGoals The driver for an organisation to be innovative creates organisational goals of: Greater Agility and Adaptability Faster Time To Market PaaS facilitates these goals by: - Allowing developers more time for developing - Providing DevOps a framework and environment - Increasing iteration frequency & smaller iterations 5
  6. 6. Cloud PaaSand OrganisationalConstraints Organisation constraints include: Resources – people and infrastructure Time and Budget PaaS addresses these constraints through: - More efficient and productive use of staff - On demand resources - Reduced costs 6
  7. 7. Cloud PaaSin the Market Place Some of the PaaS available in the market place: • AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS OpsWorks • Azure Web and Worker compute roles • Red Hat OpenShift • VMware Pivotal CF • Salesforce • IBM SmartCloud • Engine Yard • Google App Engine • CloudBees • Heroku 7
  8. 8. Conclusion ~~ Innovation is a key organisational driver ~~ and PaaS is a key Architecture Building Block for Innovation “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” - Steve Jobs “Want to increase innovation? Lower the cost of failure.” - Joi Ito 8

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