PaaS is the New App Server

Recommended Read – How PaaS is changing Enterprise App Development

“PaaS is the new app server” does the trick. Like the Java application servers of yesteryear, PaaS delivers a service-rich, highly available dev, test, and deploy environment, plus a big dual bonus: cloud scalability and (in most cases) support for multiple languages.

The real story is that PaaS software — deployed and maintained on premises — is taking enterprise dev shops by storm. From what I’m hearing, enterprises are busily rolling out such open source PaaS solutions as Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift to help get their dev houses in order, up to and including the development of core apps that power the business.

The prevalence of things like Node.js and PHP and Ruby and Python can’t be ignored. If you want to keep up with the pace of innovation in the modern enterprise … you can’t just build everything in Java anymore

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Impact of Cloud Computing