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

Red Hat reveals CloudForms 3.2 cloud management solution

May 20, 2015 Clare Hopping

The update enables integration with Openstack-based private clouds and other public clouds

Red Hat takes wraps off integrated IaaS and PaaS solution

May 19, 2015 Clare Hopping

The launch should enable organisations to develop, deploy, and manage applications at scale

1,000 firms join IBM’s threat intelligence platform

May 14, 2015 Joe Curtis

The companies have shared 300 cyber attack reports in the last month

New Relic releases Docker microservices monitoring

May 7, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company will also join the Cloud Foundry Foundation, contributing some of its technologies to the open source project

EMC World 2015: Pivotal upgrades Big Data suite

May 6, 2015 Rene Millman

Speeds up database and Hadoop implementation, and enhances analytics

Advice

What is PaaS?

Jan 29, 2015 Barry Collins

What is Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and is it the right cloud option for your needs?

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?

Case Studies

Comic Relief looks to cloud to support fundraising

Apr 8, 2015 Rene Millman

This year's Red Nose Day - and future events - will be supported largely by a cloud-based IT infrastructure

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