- Developer Tools
PaaS promises to trim development and deployment time from months and years to days and weeks, but what are the signs of a true PaaS powerhouse? Is it simply free of servers or software to manage? Does it provide automatic upgrades and elasticity? Can you develop in multiple languages?
When you hear of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) what typically comes to mind are names like Heroku, EngineYard, DotCloud, and CloudFoundry.com–hosted Public PaaS providers. With the increasing focus on development of SaaS applications and some clear advantages to placing IT infrastructure in the cloud, these PaaS providers have had some trouble gaining significant traction with enterprises despite obvious advantages.
There is an emerging trend where enterprises require PaaS capabilities, but are demanding it on their own terms. They want a PaaS behind their own firewall to enable a secure cloud–a private PaaS.
Join Patrick Chanezon, VMware Senior Director, Developer Relations, and Bart Copeland, ActiveState CEO to learn about:
- The landscape and drivers for Private PaaS
- Issues for enterprises moving development resources to the cloud
- Avoiding vendor lock-in
- What to consider when implementing and deploying a Private PaaS
About the Speakers
Patrick Chanezon is Senior Director, Developer Relations, at VMware. Patrick joined VMware in 2011 in San Francisco, to create the developer relations team, and make VMware and Cloud Foundry the first choice of developers moving their apps to the cloud. Previously, he worked at Google from 2005 to 2011, where he managed the Cloud and Tools Developer Relations team. Previously he has been a Developer Advocate, building and growing developer ecosystems for HTML5, OpenSocial, Google Checkout and the AdWords API. Previously he spent 5 years at Sun Microsystems as a software architect working on Sun Portal Server, blogs and syndication feeds, and received the CEO award for helping launch blogs.sun.com. Previously he spent 5 years at AOL and Netscape where he managed the MyNetscape Portal, and 2 years at Accenture as a Lotus Notes guru. He co-created the ROME open source project, and the OSSGTP group in France.
Patrick received a M.S. in computer science from Ecole Centrale de Lyon where he graduated in 1993.
Bart Copeland, ActiveState CEO and President, oversees the leadership, strategy, and management of ActiveState including Stackato (cloud platform for dynamic languages). He brings more than twenty years of leadership, management, finance, and business experience to his position. He is passionate about creating and building the infrastructure and environment at ActiveState that allows our bright people (aka "Activators") to have a ton of fun while constantly creating and innovating to solve complex problems, produce cool and useful applications that provide real benefits to our customers, through technology solutions that "just work."
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