Platform as a Service

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

Google unveils Hadoop BigQuery & Datastore Connectors

Apr 17, 2014 Rene Millman

Preview release designed to ease users' implementation of Hadoop

Box launches Box Open Source

Apr 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Storage firm unveils initiative to share cloud technologies with community

Red Hat launches OpenShift Marketplace to boost its PaaS offering

Apr 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Jumps on App Store bandwagon, also announces integration and messaging products

Greenpeace lambasts AWS for renewable datacentre tech snub

Apr 3, 2014 Jane McCallion

Environmental campaign group hits out at internet giants for failing to support green technologies in their datacentres

Box unveils new platform products

Mar 27, 2014 Jane McCallion

Cloud player announces new products hot on the heels of IPO news

Advice

How to make sense of cloud instances

Apr 11, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

Sometimes cloud seems designed to confuse customers - and "instance" is a term that is much misunderstood

IBM looks to bring BlueMix to middleware market

Mar 18, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

IBM's decision to enter the middleware fray has once more brought the technology into focus

IT departments still not fully progressing down DevOps path

Mar 10, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

There’s been plenty of talk about the emergence of DevOps as a phenomenon within organisations, but what does it mean in practical terms?

How to run databases in the cloud and not feel pain

Mar 7, 2014 David Cartwright

What are the problems of running your business's databases in the cloud? Not as many as you'd expect

How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

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