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  • What is the future of "Cloud" platforms as a service? is this a new valid step forward? or a rebranding of managed hosting environments?


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    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:42 PM

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  • Platform as a Service.. let`s take Windows Azure as an example here. 

    Windows Azure gives you the opportunity to create stateless applications in a highly scalable datacenter hosted by Microsoft.

    It`s really important to know Windows Azure, and that Windows Azure is Platform as a Service.

    You`re responsible for managing the application and the data, and Windows Azure takes care of the rest.

    I`ve written some blog posts about Windows Azure and Platform as a Service:

    http://kristiannese.blogspot.com/2011/06/software-dependencies-big-hitch-in.html

    http://kristiannese.blogspot.com/2011/06/cloud-computing-obviously.html

    http://kristiannese.blogspot.com/2011/04/explaining-difference-between-web-role.html

    http://kristiannese.blogspot.com/2011/02/vmrole-and-azure-connect-still-not-iaas.html

     


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 6:35 PM
  • mm.. Very interesting question.. The short answer is no one knows the future, people have different opinions about this and they are right.

    I do believe that PaaS is the future along with SaaS. Customers or consumers would not care about how the IT stuff is done they will just ask the vendor for these stuff. Imagine that you are a consumer who is opening new company; you do not have to know servers and data center cost and things like that. You will go to the SaaS provider and ask for all needed Software to do your work. so actually PaaS and SaaS is step to get rid of old legacy concept of IT. Just imagine that like electricity. in old days people used to build their own power planet and having electricity was a big advantage over competitors. There was an electricity designer who was designing this for factories (Just like IT consultants) and this was very complicated and sensitive thing. After a while since it become demand for everyone a new player took the responsibility for doing that (Sometimes private big companies or the government itself) and when you start a new factory you never ask how to deliver electricity to it you just go to the provider and ask for what you need and he will do everything needed to deliver that for you. So this is the cloud providers who will deliver this cool IT Stuff to consumers


    Mohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:35 AM
  • Hi Mohamed,

    That's the idea behind cloud. Why should firms whose core competency is not IT get into the IT business by running their own data centers in house?

    It'll be interesting to see how things change over the next five years.

    Thanks!

    Tom


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    Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:31 PM
  • When it comes to “Cloud” it comprises three classifications: Software as a Service(SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). While usingIaaS, companies rent pure servers from the providers. Organizations load and configure their own applications and data on these servers. With SaaS organizations rent only applications, providers take care of everything required to support that application, including hardware as well as software. In PaaS, companies not only rents the hardware, operating systems, and storage and network capacity that IaaS provides but also software servers and applications environments. In this way, PaaS comes in the middle of SaaS and IaaS.

    Major differences between cloud computing and managed hosting environment are cloud computing provides extreme scalability, enormous storage, infinite computing power, enhanced security and advanced data recovery techniques. All these are not available in conventional managed hosting environments.

    According to me PaaS is a new and much better  step that modifies the concept of managed hosting environment and definitely has a future ahead.

    For more information visit:http://www.myrealdata.com/blog/application-hosting/an-analysis-of-cloud-computing

    Friday, November 11, 2011 7:34 AM