On this week’s Structure Show we talk about Platform as a Service which depending, on who you believe, is a dying breed or a boom town.
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.
The traditional application server vendors are looking at ways to capitalize on the IP they’ve built over the last decade, and many of these vendors are logically positioned to lead the PaaS revolution. So let’s look at the promises that the PaaS players are making today, and ask whether PaaS is just an incarnation of the old application server.
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, a true believer in private Platform as a Service, is embracing the hybrid cloud with its latest release. CEO Sinclair Schuller said many companies are ready to test out at least some workloads in a public cloud.
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.
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.