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  • Folks, I was wondering, if any of you have any experience programming in either VMWare’s Cloud Foundry or Red Hat’s OpenShift or any of Salesforce.com's P-a-a-S offerings. Looking for thoughts you may have on the above – like which platform is good for what kind of applications, etc. We are in the evaluation stage any insights will be of great help.
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:16 PM

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  • Sorry, but my only experience is related to Windows Azure (which is Microsoft`s PaaS offering).

    You can check out my thoughts on Windows Azure on my blog at http://kristiannese.blogspot.com

    Cheers,


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:39 AM
  • Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS), providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. Initiated by VMware, with broad industry support, Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances. OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications. OpenShift takes care of all the infrastructure, middleware, and management and allows the developer to focus on what they do best: designing and coding applications. Salesforce.com's P-a-a-S offers a faster, cost-effective model for application development and delivery. 
    PaaS provides the entire infrastructure needed to run applications over the Internet. It is delivered in the same way as a utility like electricity or water. Users simply “tap in” and take what they need without worrying about the complexity behind the scenes. And like a utility, PaaS is based on a metering or subscription model so users only pay for what they use. Vendors offer different types of PaaS platforms. What type works best for you depends on the types of applications you want to develop, the existing infrastructure, in-house technical skills, and the levels of performance, availability, and security your organization needs.

    Friday, March 23, 2012 12:23 PM