Pimp Your PaaS — The Race to Something Different

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Gary Orenstein.

VMworld Met Expectations, But Is That Enough?

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

PaaS Assessment Tool: Can Your App Development Be Done in the Cloud?

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: John Storts.

Thinking of moving your application development platform offsite and into the cloud? Before making that decision, you'll want to determine if such a move is right for the your organization's business needs. You'll need to know if your development team is ready and if the applications being produced are appropriate for the cloud.


Putting the Cloud to Use for Video Encoding

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Gary Orenstein.

In a world with millions of different mobile devices, televisions, screen sizes and video formats, something has to give. But instead of giving in, device proliferation combined with content producers’ desire to deliver clean video is giving rise to a new market for hosted video encoding, sometimes called transcoding. The goal is simple: provide the right format to the right screen at the right time without requiring content producers to invest in infrastructure. Done right, content producers should be able to dial up a video encoding service in the cloud.