While many tech enthusiasts may still be reeling from last week’s wave of Amazon-related cloud announcements, this week showed that Amazon isn’t the only company making big cloud news.
Microsoft said today that users can now run Docker inside a Windows machine and manage Linux-based containers using the new Docker Command Line Interface for Windows. The news follows up on the recent partnership between Microsoft and Docker to ensure that Docker can run nicely on the Azure cloud and Windows Server.
Apprenda tailors its private PaaS for IT shops where adherence to corporate policies — and support of Java as well as .Net — are key concerns
Apprenda is now embracing Java as well as .NET which could e good news for corporations like JPMorganChase that seek to extend the life of thousands of in-house applications.
Are companies really ready to entrust their productivity applications to a PaaS? Apprenda says yes and brought on a new VP to push that message.
Apprenda, hopes to make private PaaSes more attractive to companies by giving developers access to a public instance of its Paas to experiment with, then pull in house, according to company CEO Sinclair Schuller.
Uhuru’s AppCloud Ready To Go service targets developers who want to write applications that span the .NET and open source worlds. The PaaS runs atop Cloud Foundry and supports Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.js as well as Microsoft .NET, the company says.
Mobilize.net aims to bring .NET applications to the Azure (or other) cloud and to the mobile devices of the customer’s choice. The company knows from Windows and .NET — between them, its CEO and VP of business development spent 40 years at Microsoft.
As major PaaSes like Microsoft Azure, VMware Cloud Foundry and Salesforce.com’s Heroku race to embrace multiple languages, a few like Apprenda say that’s exactly the wrong approach. Language-specific PaaSes are better able to exploit a company’s native applications and features, says Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuler.