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Zend publishes PHP PaaS on RightScale

It looks like 2011 is shaping up as the year of PaaS, and the notion of what a PaaS is is starting to stretch out a bit. I used to think of PaaS as being what Heroku or Google App engine offer: a full compute service based around a language framework (or several) to which developers upload code for deployment. It is becoming clear that the "as a Service" aspect can take on a number of flavors. It...Read more

Cloud Foundry Architecture and Auto-Scaling

Yesterday's blog post mostly covered the benefits of VMware's Cloud Foundry PaaS and how it fits with RightScale. Today I want to dive a little into the Cloud Foundry architecture and highlight how IaaS and PaaS really are complementary. I'm really hoping that more PaaS options will become available so we can offer our users a choice of PaaS software. CloudFoundry Architecture From a technical...Read more

Launch VMware's Cloud Foundry PaaS Using RightScale

VMware's Cloud Foundry release has the potential to be quite a watershed moment for the PaaS world. It provides many of the core pieces that are needed to build a PaaS in an open source form. VMware has put it together in such a way that it is easy to construct PaaS deployments of various sizes and also to plug in different management strategies. All this dovetails nicely with RightScale in that...Read more

Define Cloud Computing

It looks like pretty soon all computing will be called cloud computing, just because the cloud is "in." Fortunately, most computer-savvy folks actually have a pretty good idea of what the term "cloud computing" means: outsourced, pay-as-you-go, on-demand, somewhere in the Internet, etc. What is still confusing to many is how the different offerings compare, from Amazon Web Services to Google App...Read more
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