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There's been a lot of discussion on the Internet about the definition of Platform-as-a-Service. Here's just a few very active Twitter discussions to illustrate the level of activity and passion over the topic: This is just a few of the hundreds of tweets returned when I queried "Paas" and "definition". The interesting thing is that the sheer breadth of the discussion makes it very difficult to nail down exactly what it is. Gartner Group's method of responding to the madness was to develop their own taxonomy of PaaS, which seems to have been very helpful for them in organizing their research, but, in contrast to many other things Gartner has led on defining, their PaaS taxonomy has not really caught on with the cloud community. The Gartner taxonomy breaks things out based upon the primary functionality of the platform, such as application development, business pro... (more)

In IaaS and PaaS Convergence, It’s PaaS That Should Lead

Recent commentaries by cloud industry luminaries Reuven Cohen & Krishnan Subramanian address key issues related to relative importance and potential longevity of an independent Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). In his commentary, Reuven poses, "Do consumers really care about the difference between IaaS and PaaS?" The answer to this question is most likely, no, but that doesn't eliminate the need for distinction, it merely is a matter of how best to deliver the value of cloud computing to users. In his commentary, Krishnan does an excellent job of exploring one way to classify PaaS a... (more)

A Design for an Agile Cloud Management Platform

In the early part of 2013, EMC announced a new storage virtualization product called ViPR that delivers a software interface to block, object and HDFS storage services layered on heterogeneous storage. As part of that announcement there was an architectural discussion regarding how ViPR would be providing these services to applications that entails breaking out the design into two components: the control plane and the data plane. The control plane provides common interfaces for provisioning, policy & management while the data plane provides interfaces for data access from applic... (more)

Without a Strong PaaS, ITaaS, DevOps & IaaS Fall Short

To lower IT operational costs and/or to become more agile, the business must simplify the processes to deliver and manage infrastructure and the applications running on that infrastructure. Focusing on one without the other is simply applying yet another band-aid to an already hampered environment. Delivering IT as a service requires transformative efforts across all of IT and a re-evaluation of the metrics currently used to judge success. Achieving these goals demands a new platform and approach to delivering data and applications to users. I was recently reviewing a reference ... (more)

DevOps Master: Building Bridges Between Dev and Ops

I will admit I have been a strong opponent of those listing roles and organizations as DevOps. Primarily because DevOps is a way to do something and creating a role DevOps Engineer is just putting lipstick on the pig for those looking to hire a Linux Sysadmin or infrastructure script coder. Likewise, the DevOps organization is a somewhat more likeable term, but still ambiguous at best. It’s either the organization that is helping to redefine IT by having development and operations individuals work together on the same team, which is really just IT using a different process and sh... (more)