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Going Rogue with PaaS: Bringing Shadow IT into the Light

By John Wetherill, January 8, 2015

Going Rogue with PaaS: Bringing Shadow IT into the LightIn a recent blog I suggested that it's okay to install PaaS on a couple of PCs, and run them "under the desk" for cloud development. This immediately provoked a comment from a reader who said "You're not endorsing Shadow IT are you?"

Well in fact I am. By the end of this blog you will too.

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Microservices and PaaS - Part VI

By John Wetherill, December 16, 2014

This is the final installment of the six-part series Microservices and PaaS.

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Cloud Luminaries: Jerome Petazzoni on PaaS and DevOps

By David Spark, December 2, 2014

“[With PaaS,] instead of having one hundred different problems, now you can have one hundred times the same problem,” said Jérôme Petazzoni (@jpetazzo), Tinkerer Extraordinaire for Docker.

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The IT Guide to PaaS

By Navrup Johal, November 27, 2014

IT Guide PaaS has been such a great innovation for developers. They can develop and deploy applications from their desktop to the cloud, all in a consistent environment. They can deploy to production themselves, bypassing the IT middleman and speeding up the application delivery process. And they can develop in any language they want, without limitations. Developers have it made! But what about IT?

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What Still Confuses You About PaaS?

By David Spark, November 20, 2014

Most people have heard the term SaaS and know what it means. Fewer people have heard IaaS and know what that means. At the 2014 Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, far fewer people had heard PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and know what it means.

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Microservices and PaaS - Part III

By John Wetherill, September 17, 2014

The other day I paid a king's ransom for a small upcoming ebook called “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman. Overall it's an interesting read, chock-full of information on microservices, how to adopt and use them, architecture details, and how they're evolving.

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Get Out of the Weeds!

By John Wetherill, July 22, 2014

Get Out of the WeedsYears ago a colleague of mine at Sun had an annoying habit of interrupting technical discussions at engineering meetings with the phrase “We're in the weeds!”

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Cloud Foundry and the Application Cloud Revolution

By Bernard Golden, June 3, 2014

Cloud computing, in the form of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has brought a real revolution to the use of computing infrastructure. In the past, resource provisioning commonly took multiple weeks or even months. IaaS, underpinned by the flexibility of virtualization, has reduced resource provisioning timeframes to hours – or even minutes.

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PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus

By Ho Ming Li, February 7, 2014

This post touches on issues that are top-of-mind for developers and IT Operations, introducing the concept of abstracting applications from infrastructure, and the value it brings.

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The Seven Phases of PaaS

By John Wetherill, December 19, 2013

Being a Developer Evangelist has many perks, my favorite of which by far is that I get to talk to tons of developers. Obviously PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is frequently a topic of conversation, and I've noticed an interesting trend among a surprising number of companies that have invested to some degree in cloud computing.

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