Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops? In the past, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the real king of the hill. Clouds were created with cost reduction and rapid deployment in mind. For instance, companies that needed servers no longer needed to worry about red tape or even system administration. All it took was signing up for a new account, and within a few clicks a hardware profile with the OS image needed would be available and ready to use. This kind of setup was perfect, provided that your needs were generic and could match the OS images that the cloud provider gave.
Cloud Computing Platform as a Service Many businesses and related organizations are now turning their gaze at cloud computing and all the possibilities that it brings. One of the services that can be offered through the cloud is Platform as a Service (PaaS). This is essentially delivering a computer platform over the web. PaaS is considered as the most confusing service among the many that is available. It can sometimes be hard to identify and is often mistaken for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The defining aspect of PaaS is that it allows developers to create and deploy web applications
IBM Me: Cloud Computing Basics IBM has come up with great and easy ways to understand cloud computing and make it functional as well. IBM is a leader when it comes to cloud computing, so it is no surprise that they have managed to do this. Cloud computing can also go beyond cost savings by allowing your users to access the latest software and infrastructure offerings to foster business innovation. Think about what that simple statement means. Yes, saving money is good – even important – but even more important is how the end user uses software and infrastructure. Do
Multi–tenancy in the cloud: Understanding its benefits Multi–tenancy refers to a principle in software architecture where a single instance of a software application serves multiple customers, also known as tenants and is regarded as one of the essential attributes of Cloud Computing. Multi-tenancy is the key common attribute for both public and private clouds and it applies to all three layers of a cloud: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Customers may have the ability to configure some parts of the application, such as the color of the user interface or business rules, but they can’t customize the application’s code. This means
Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new machine in minutes—less than a minute, in fact, with some of the leading systems. Alternatively, you can provision a new virtual datacenter with secure VLAN and as much storage and “core-age” as you need. Once this is done, the problem of manually sourcing an environment for your application goes away, as it becomes increasingly easy to
Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5 (Conclusion) Continued From Part 4 The ideal cloud equation Control + Visibility = Trust A cloud deployment that overcomes these myths is built on trust. Trust cannot be achieved without control and visibility across the cloud infrastructure, identities, and information. Control Availability: Ensure access to resources and recovery following disruption or failure. Integrity: Guarantee that only authorized personnel can access specific information and applications. Confidentiality/privacy: Protect how information and personal data is obtained and used Visibility Compliance: Comply with specific legal requirements, and industry standards and rules. Governance: Establish usage rights and enforce
Christmas For the Cloud Comes in June Break out your naughty-or-nice list! Bake those cookies, and pour a complementary glass of milk. Structure 2012, one of the most important gatherings of the year, nigh on holiday, for true cloud cognoscenti. And once you arrive at the event in San Francisco, being held this year from June 20-21, don’t be surprised if your eyes catch passing glances of DropBox elves or iCloud Kris Kringles. For the fifth year, the Structure cloud conference has been produced by GigaOM, the online news network heralded for its coverage of emergent technologies and the shifting