How I scaled my iPaaS solution

Matured integration PaaS (iPaaS) solutions

Are you stuck with business as usual where you end up building solutions with a platform as a service (PaaS) for project needs? Do you want to get out of always being reactive, creating further technical debt and never able to execute the vision of building rapid solutions that would end up being assets to your organization? This is my story of how I reduced IT costs and the increased project quality at a large beverage company.

Managing Disparate PaaS and Private Cloud Environments for Financial Services

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Financial Institutions (FIs) find that deploying PaaS and IaaS solutions within a private cloud environment are an attractive alternative to technology silos created by disparate server hardware, operating systems, applications and application programming interfaces (APIs). Private cloud deployments enable firms to take a software-defined approach to scaling and provisioning hardware and computing resources.

FIs face a number of challenges as they build out their private cloud and PaaS environments:

  • Financial services firms are deploying private clouds and PaaS to improve IT manageability and to empower developers,

The Disintegration of PaaS

February 14 2012

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I just read a good post by Sam Charrington on RWW titled, The Disintegration of PaaS. He points out that early PaaS vendors had to build out the whole stack, including application server, database, file storage, etc. This locks applications into a specific stack. He goes on to say that we are now moving into a new evolution of PaaS, where some of the component pieces of the platform, e.g., databases, are available from other service vendors.

5 Biggest IT Trends for 2012 and how Open APIs are a driving force

January 10 2012

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Wondering what 2012 will bring for the IT world?

Ross Mason, MuleSoft Founder and CTO, has identified the five major trends you need to watch this year and how they will affect your organization. These trends are:

Announcing Mule iON, the industry’s first integration PaaS

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We’re pleased to announce Mule iON public beta, a cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that enables developers to integrate and orchestrate applications and services.  With Mule iON, you can integrate with popular SaaS application, cloud services, and social media platforms easily using a library of out-of-the-box cloud connectors. At the same time, you can integrate your enterprise applications as well,

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.

What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)

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With 2011 being touted as the year of the PaaS there are still many questions to be answered. I thought I’d offer up my $0.02.

Let’s quickly go over the basics of where PaaS sits. There are 3 defined service layers to the cloud: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Both IaaS and SaaS are easier concepts to understand and have been around longer.