The German firm focuses on behind-the-firewall installations because its customers — the likes of the U.S. Navy — aren’t too keen on building their applications in the public cloud.
Even folks who love using Amazon Web Services admit that it’s difficult to configure and manage them. That application management, some of which was handled by Chef and Puppet till now, is the problem OpsWorks takes on.
It’s four days into the new year and IBM just made its first acquisition of 2012 — it is buying Green Hat, a company that simulates application testing in the cloud. The deal is all about IBM building its automated software testing portfolio.