Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS Tools Aimed at Enterprise App Developers

Grazed from ADTMag. Author: Jeffrey Swartz.

Red Hat this week announced an expansion to its OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) portfolio. The tools are targeted at letting developers build modern, composite and mobile apps to public, private and hybrid cloud environments

The company outlined its new JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift suite, based on its development environment for enterprise Java and middleware. In addition to providing new tooling for developers to build modern and mobile apps for PaaS clouds, Red Hat officials said the new suite will help developers connect existing legacy apps to cloud environments without recoding them...

Red Hat Eyeing ‘Open Hybrid Cloud’ with New JBoss PaaS Lineup

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Maria Deutscher.

Red Hat is moving beyond the realm of containerized PaaS with new OpenShift services for plugging cloud-based applications into back-office systems. Based on the company’s JBoss application server, the upcoming “xPaaS” solutions aim to make it easier for OpenShift users to integrate cloud apps into their IT environments.

Red Hat’s xPaas lineup includes a business process management service that offers activity monitoring, process simulation and modeling, and the ability to “configure automation and data” on the fly without having to modify existing code. These capabilities will be made available in the coming months, along with a mobile push notification app and an integration-as-a-service solution which are currently in developer preview. Paul Cormier, the head of products and technologies at Red Hat, explained that his company is unifying its lineup to better address enterprise needs...

Red Hat Stakes Claim in Enterprise PaaS

Grazed from IT Business Edge. Author: Michael Vizard.

With just about every vendor trying to get in front of what will likely be a major shift to platform as a service (PaaS) in the enterprise, Red Hat has outlined a next-generation cloud computing strategy based on the company’s OpenShift architecture. According to Red Hat President Paul Cormier, the core element of the Red Hat PaaS platform is Red Hat JBoss xPaaS Services for OpenShift, which is based on the JBoss middleware that Red Hat acquired in 2006.

On top of that service are what Red Hat refers to as cartridges that IT organizations can plug in, which includes modules for integration, business process management (BPM) and building mobile applications. The end goal, says Cormier, is to give IT organizations an open source option for deploying a PaaS environment that can be easily deployed across private and public cloud computing services...

PaaS Enviroments Pave Path to Hybrid Cloud Computing

Grazed from ProgrammableWeb. Author: Michael Vizard.

As cloud computing continues to mature the line between private clouds running on premise or a third-party data center and public cloud computing services gets blurrier with each passing day. At the JavaOne 2013 conference today CloudBees today announced that its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment for Java applications can now be deployed on a public cloud in a way that is tightly integrated with the version of it software that IT organizations currently deploy on premise.

In addition, CloudBees announced that it now also supports iOS and OS X environments in addition to Google Android for organizations looking to build and deploy mobile applications in the cloud. According Steve Harris, senior vice president for CloudBees, enterprise IT organizations want to be able to take advantage of inexpensive public cloud services to build and test applications. But when it comes time to deploy them in a production environment they still prefer to have a more secure private PaaS environment that they can more granularly control...

What Is Your PaaS Strategy? Brought to you by: Cloud Connect Event

Grazed from CloudConnect. Author: Editorial Staff.

When applied to the right environments, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and DevOps methods make IT and business environments more agile. Combined, they streamline processes and provide predictability of pre-integration and enhanced consistency in development and production environments. But, PaaS and DevOps methods aren’t perfect. Complete freedom can be difficult to achieve due to vendor constraints and there are still serious concerns about PaaS scale and uptime.

To be successful, enterprises must learn to embrace new DevOps methods, know what environments to use PaaS and which not to, and the difference between public and private PaaS strategies. The PaaS Track at Cloud Connect Chicago, led by industry veteran Wendy White, Principal at Surge Marketing Group, answers these key questions pertinent to anyone considering PaaS strategies. Sessions include:...

Cloud Computing: CRN Magazine Names ProfitBricks Emerging Technology Vendor

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Since its launch one year ago, ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, has consistently received industry recognition for its cloud computing 2.0 solutions and price/performance leadership. Building further on this momentum, today ProfitBricks announced that it was named one of CRN Magazine's Emerging Technology Vendors, as well as to CIO Review's list of 20 Most Promising Cloud Companies.

The annual CRN Emerging Technology Vendors list highlights ProfitBricks and other hot tech startups making an impact on the channel and in the enterprise. Vendors on this list have recently introduced a new product or technology that is not only innovative, but generates the high margins solution providers require in today's competitive marketplace...

PaaS: The Next Frontier in the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge. Author: Arthor Cole.

A cloud of many faces is taking shape before our eyes. It is common knowledge by now that the cloud is not merely an extension of the data center but an entirely new data ecosystem that can grow, change, and yes, evolve into a wide range of configurations, just as any organic creature is able to adapt to changing environments. In many ways, this change can be anticipated and planned for, but as the market matures, you can bet there will be a fair number of unexpected developments as well.

But to get the kind of flexibility to handle both the expected and the unexpected, enterprises will have to shed much of the thinking that has governed cloud deployments so far. This is not merely an extension of current data infrastructure but an entirely new way to doing things. Much of the attention in the cloud is turning away from simple applications and infrastructure to fully cloud-based development platforms because of this new way of thinking...

Skytap Points Way to Seamless PaaS Cloud Future

Grazed from IT Business Edge. Author: Michael Vizard.

When it comes to cloud computing, the ultimate goal is to essentially erase the barriers between data centers in a way that allows workloads to dynamically run wherever they are best suited. We’re a long way from making that happen across heterogeneous environments. But Skytap is showing how cloud computing will evolve in a world where platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings provide a layer of abstraction that helps mask the underlying complexity of cloud computing.

At the recent VMworld 2013 conference, Skytap showed an instance of version 2 of the Cloud Foundry PaaS environment that provided a template that IT organizations could use to deploy an instance of Cloud Foundry in less than 30 seconds...

Cloud Computing: Larry Ellison to talk in-memory database, Oracle PaaS at OpenWorld

Grazed from TechWorld. Author: Chris Kanakarus.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison typically uses his annual OpenWorld conference keynotes to deliver the company's biggest announcements and strategic positioning, and this year they will apparently involve an in-memory database and Oracle's PaaS (platform as a service) offerings. On Sunday, Sept. 22 Ellison will deliver his first keynote, which is titled "Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Database and M6 Big Memory Machine," according to an announcement released Tuesday.

The first likely refers to something Ellison mentioned in June during an Oracle earnings call. While Oracle released an initial version of Database 12c in June, on the call Ellison referred to an upcoming product he described as a "vertical, columnar compressed, high-speed in-memory vertical database" that would be out at the end of this year...

PaaS, DevOps and Openstack for the Enterprise

Grazed from Sys Con Media.  Author: Editorial Staff.

In previous blog we introduced ‘Private PaaS‘ as a major segment that will drive overall Enterprise Cloud adoption. We touched on how Appscale enables a ‘Google in a Box’ for the PaaS segment, along with others like Apprenda and Cloudbees.

Openstack for the Enterprise

Another option is of course Openstack and despite the VMware CEO claiming it’s not for the enterprise, it’s more likely it will become extremely popular in this space.  Already Openstack is a vibrant vendor partner community, meaning that the core platform can be extended in many different ways, such as high availability, federation, and more, and so can be tailored for the many demanding requirements of large enterprise customers...