Developers, why use a PaaS?

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While cloud trends have been gaining momentum over the lat 8 years or so,  developers have largely been nonplused. After all, both SaaS and IaaS largely affect the business and IT (and developers are largely allergic to buzz words and trends). However, PaaS is all about the developer.  PaaS addresses the part where we build stuff.

Identity Management for the Cloud

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I spent 2 years of my life working as an Identity Management (IdM) consultant a long time ago, when clouds were related to weather and SAAS sounded like the Scandinavian Airlines. The environment changed an now more and more companies are moving to the cloud relying on applications living outside their firewalls, but there’s something that didn’t change: The need to provision user accounts. This is the main reason why I will like to spend some of my free time the next months trying to build an IdM solution for the cloud on the cloud.

Introducing integration PaaS (iPaaS)

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This isn’t an industry that needs more acronyms but there is no stopping the cloud *aaS rocket ship so its better to clearly define new categories that get created as we fly towards the clouds. Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) is a new type of service tailored specifically for integration applications. The term ‘PaaS’ is a layer of cloud software that deals with the platform for building applications (if you are not familiar with PaaS take a look at my previous post).

Groundhog Day: Cloud Silos

February 10 2011

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There is no denying it, the cloud is having a massive impact on all our lives. In the enterprise many of the applications that we to host in our own data centers now live in the cloud.  We are a fairly typical company in terms of our IT, we don’t host any business software in house. We use Google Apps, Salesforce, Intaact, Marketo, and more. We do it because it is convenient,