Which recent platform-as-a-service (PaaS) news stories does every cloud services provider (CSP) need to know about? Here's a closer look at seven of the biggest PaaS stories of 2015 (so far).
Engine Yard in June announced the availability of commercial offerings for Docker-based PaaS Deis. Developers can now use Deis PRO to provision a Deis cluster on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using Engine Yard's automated provisioning system, Engine Yard said.
Sam Ramji in February was named CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an organization that supports PaaS development. Cloud Foundry also appointed nine inaugural board members.
Cloud platform provider Covisint (COVS) launched its PaaS in May. Covisint said the release provides developers with self-service capabilities to manage the lifecycle of Internet of Things (IoT), identity management and business-to-business collaboration solutions.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) in May said it planned to acquire Tropo, a cloud application programming interface (API) platform provider. Together, Cisco and Tropo would form a "collaboration platform-as-a-service," Cisco said.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) last week announced plans to acquire Stackato's PaaS. After the transaction is finalized, Stackato will become part of HP Cloud, according to HP.
IBM (IBM) in February launched several hybrid cloud computing services. In addition, Big Blue announced it would release a local instance of its Bluemix PaaS to enable developers to deploy the service on-premise as a private cloud.
Kaseya in April unveiled "Project Helios," also known as the remote monitoring and management (RMM) software provider's first PaaS. Prakash Khot, Kaseya's chief technology officer, pointed out that Project Helios would deliver "reimagined monitoring," along with additional compute power, networking power and storage capabilities.
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