The Future of PaaS in the Enterprise – The Service Oriented Platform

Anyone who followed Cloud Computing last year watched several changes occur throughout the space.  These changes were happening in the view of what Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds were defined as, the interest in IaaS solutions in the Enterprise and within Service Providers, and finally a renewed interest in the potential of PaaS. Currently Public […]

Cloud Escape Velocity – Switching Cloud Providers

The term Escape Velocity is the speed needed to “break free” from a gravitational field without further propulsion according to Wikipedia.org.  Data Gravity as explained in THIS previous post is what attracts and builds more Data, Applications, and Services on Clouds.  Data Gravity also is what creates a high level of Escape Velocity to move to […]

Microsoft Azure Cloud – Top 20 Lessons Learned about MSFT’s PaaS

Two weeks ago, Rob Hirschfeld (@Zehicle) and I (@McCrory) had the benefit of intensive Azure training at Microsoft HQ to support Dell’s Azure Stamp. We’ve assembled a top 20 list of things to know about programming for Azure (and really any PaaS leaning cloud): If you want performance, optimize to reduce fees. Azure (and any […]

An Administrator’s view of Open PaaS and VMforce

After posting about How Development works on Open PaaS and VMforce, I felt it was time to provide an equivalent view from an Administrator’s perspective. Before going deep, I thought I would provide a comparison of what things look like between the Developer’s view of things vs. the Administrator’s. Please note that this is derived […]

AppCloud appears to be VMware Open PaaS Cloud backend name

As I continue to go through VMC related code, I have come across a few code entries talking about AppCloud.  At first I thought this might be a reference to EngineYard’s AppCloud solution. This brought to mind the rumors I mentioned in previous posts, but after further digging and reading the following code and code […]

Walk-through of the VMforce / Cloud OS / OpenPaaS Demo

This post attempts to walk-through the demo that was shown at the Ruby Conference.  I was not actually at the conference, but I am reconstructing what happened based on materials and information that was tweeted and the presentation materials. The walk-through above shows a sophisticated PaaS layer (reminding me of the Google AppEngine PaaS) where […]

VMware quietly shows Cloud OS, OpenPaaS, and VMforce at Ruby Conference

Yesterday, VMware previewed the first concrete evidence that they are moving forward on the OpenPaaS initiative, the VMware Cloud OS, and VMforce at the 2010 Ruby Conference in New Orleans. At the conference Derek Collison demonstrated an early preview of the VMware Cloud OS via. a command line interface that he and Ezra Zygmuntowicz created. […]