PaaS

PaaS refers to the provision of a computing platform and the provision and deployment of the associated set of software applications (called a solution stack) to an enterprise by a cloud provider. PaaS makes deployment of applications possible across your entire network while negating the need for you to buy or maintain hardware or software, basically because it is all owned and maintained by the cloud provider. The provider can customise, integrate or develop from scratch, applications needed by the enterprise, which the client can then access via the internet.

News

Docker alternative Rocket unveiled by CoreOS

Dec 2, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Makers of Linux distro claim their take on app containers is more in keeping with Docker's initial vision

IBM launches DevOps service on Bluemix hybrid cloud PaaS

Nov 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Big Blue hopes new offering could speed up enterprise app development

EMC swallows up a trio of cloud firms

Oct 31, 2014 Rene Millman

Looks to drive hybrid cloud strategy with acquisition of cloud infrastructure, storage and data protection outfits

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HP boosts Helion Openstack with dev tools & secure storage

Oct 24, 2014 Rene Millman

Hardware giant makes good on promises it made earlier in the year

Salesforce takes wraps off next-gen app development platform

Oct 15, 2014 Maggie Holland

Salesforce1 Lightning will enable anyone, developer or not, to create apps at a faster rate, it is claimed

Advice

Private Cloud

How to securely migrate data to a private cloud

Oct 29, 2014 Davey Winder

Ditch the assumptions over security in private cloud, they may leave data open to compromise

What to do when your cloud implementation goes wrong

Sep 12, 2014 Clare Hopping

All companies want their cloud deployments to proceed smoothly but what if things go wrong: what are the options?

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

How to implement a BYOD policy in your workplace

Sep 2, 2014 David Cartwright

What should a CIO do to allow employees to bring their own devices to the workplace?

How to choose the best cloud platform for mixed environments

Aug 15, 2014 David Cartwright

What's the best platform when you support multiple technologies?

Case Studies

Q&A: Justin Sheehy, CTO, Basho

Nov 28, 2013 Jane McCallion

Basho, creator of Riak, an open source distributed database, is making great strides. We talk to the company CTO

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

PaaS implementation makes great story for Movellas

Aug 8, 2013 Rene Millman

Short story company Movellas doesn't run its own servers as CloudBees' PaaS gives flexibility it needs

Fighting dementia; the Alzheimer's Society takes the cloud route

Sep 21, 2012 Adrian Bridgwater

It's Alzheimer's Awareness Day today and the Alzheimer's Society is making full use of the cloud to spread its message

Sunderland cloud implementation points the way for local councils

May 4, 2012 Maxwell Cooter

Forget any notion that all councils are conservative when it comes to IT, Sunderland is set to be a pace-setter for some time