The great promise of cloud computing is arguably agility, elasticity and commoditization of hardware resources. To realize these benefits, provisioning bare operating system is not enough – organizations and developers often find themselves looking for more agile ways to deploy their applications on the cloud, without bothering with low level OS, network and storage details. PaaS (Platform as a service), is becoming more and more popular as means to cloud enable applications.
The promise of many current PaaS platforms such as Heroku, CloudFoundry, EngineYard and others is that they will make application development on the cloud simple. To achieve this, most PaaS platforms take the “my way or the highway” approach (a.k.a opinionated architecture), and force you to fit into their own stack, language of choice, cloud data center, security, high availability, and scalability models. The result is that once you’re in – you’re locked in forever. Cloudify aims to change all that by giving you the freedom to choose your own stack, on any cloud, and handle your application your way. All while ensuring the simplicity and agility associated with PaaS.
Where? Tricode Headquarters, De Schutterij 12, 3905 PL Veenendaal, the Netherlands
When? April 16, 2012 4:00 – 7:00 PM