Getting an application designed, tested and running, then updating and improving it is no easy task — even in the best of times. There is a continuing quest for tooling that delivers automation of this work to allow more focus on what matters most: fast, efficient development. This automation is increasingly sought via a platform service layer that abstracts the compute, networking and storage details of the infrastructure service layer — offering simplification for application developers and the cloud operators who support them.
Founded in 2009 in the Silicon Valley, Skydera is focused on providing best-in-class cloud command & control products and services that make the cloud enterprise a reality, while complementing both public and private cloud infrastructure services and vendors. Skydera C3 delivers true Platform-as-a-Service for cross-cloud IT and is customizable to support the demanding requirements of SaaS ISVs and IaaS/PaaS vendors.
Hosting over 400,000 sites across 112 countries, the Rackspace Cloud Sites product is the Platform-as-a-Service many advertising agencies and web design shops go to for creating sites that are stable, scalable and backed by support that is available in a moment’s notice.
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This is a guest post written and contributed by Aaron Mandelbaum, Director of Marketing at OpenLogic, Inc., a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. OpenLogic provides enterprise open source solutions for the cloud and data center.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Jesse Kliza, Director of Marketing at Apprenda, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. Apprenda provides an Open Platform as a Service (PaaS) software stack for .NET that enables any organization to deploy their own self-service PaaS on any infrastructure.
About a week ago, Rackspace Cloud founder Jonathan Bryce, along with Rourke McNamara of TIBCO Software, Mike Meehan of Current Analysis, David Kelly of Upside Research, Jim Kobielus of Forrester, and Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions, all sat down to discuss Platform as a Service and its future impact on enterprises.