PaaS Clouds Forum

Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Aug 08 2018
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
it_user136914In the wake of NSA revelations, security has become the number 1 issue. Prior to that (and now second to security) is the degree to which it will integrate seamlessly with the rest of the enterprise platform, the speed and resilience of internetworking (in Africa this is huge), and the extent to which the platform is redundant, backed up and under my control for configuration purposes.
it_user156258More than either SaaS or IaaS, PaaS systems vary in the level of abstraction they provide their consumers. There are lower-level PaaS systems, like Elastic Beanstalk, and higher-level PaaS systems, like Heroku. There are trades off between efficiency, on one hand, and control, on the other. You need to find the most efficient system that still allows you enough control to do what your app needs to do. The other consideration is whether or not the PaaS system provides the services your app needs. Do you need message queueing, log aggregation, traffic analytics, etc.? It's good if there are multiple providers of the services you need in the ecosystem of the PaaS you intend to use.
Dr. Andreas MaierSecurity, security, security. As Peter Loudon mention further above, the ease of integration does not matter to me, our Dev teams can virtually integrate everything with anything. Control over our data is at place 2 and scalability ranks on 3rd place!
Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 26 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Amazon AWS vs OpenShift. One user says about Amazon AWS, "It improves the speed for us to access vendors, etc."  Another user says about OpenShift, "There is no need to worry about service since Red Hat does it for us."In your experience, which is better and why?
Shivali AhujaAs per my personal experience, AWS is a very scalable Platform as a Service making it useful for all sizes.AWS provides many failover models which may be difficult to understand in terms which suits your requirement. Be sure to understand your capability needs and discuss with AWS these different choices.
Bahaa FaroukI would second Shivali mentioned that AWS is more scalable PaaS and it terms of wide range of tools and platforms ready for use. Adding to this, OpenShift has the advantage of building private cloud setup for those still struggle with Public Cloud regulations .. So I would recommend AWS PaaS and identify carefully your needs to apply the best choice setup and avoid waste resources and paying extra subscriptions for not well utilized sources.
Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 04 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is OpenShift vs Oracle Java Cloud Service. Which would you recommend and why?  Thanks! --Rhea
Principal658I think this comparison is apples and oranges. OpenShift is orchestration of Docker on RedHat is unique set of applications while Oracle Java Cloud Service is PaaS by Oracle which enables Weblogic deployments on Oracle Cloud. OpenShift is used to Orchestrate Docker Containers and Oracle Java Cloud Service deploys J2EE server on Oracle Infrastructure. OpenShift licenses are mostly tied to cores it is being run on while Oracle is promoting use of license portability for existing clients. Overall OpenShift is New Generation tool to orchestrate containers and use Kubernetes for moving and Deploying containerized services. Oracle on other hand is giving PaaS service for existing and new Weblogic clients to move their applications to Oracle cloud seamlessly. Hope this puts some context around this comparison
NiteshKumarOpenShift is far more competent than Oracle Java Cloud, as is robust, reliable and highly customizable. Its been created by masters. OpenShift have great GUI and CLI tools allowing developers to deploy, test and delete projects as per their requirement, it also frees up ample time for the operations team to work on production readiness. There are Docker images and Kubernetes templates in it, deployments can be done with ease. Images are built in one go by the CI/CD pipeline and can be stored, for future reference also, in a repository. CI/CD integration is like tick-tac-toe with built-in Jenkins servers and S2i functionalities. We can then run these images in production environments. OpenShift (in fact Kubernetes) templates are JSON files that lists all components of a project: docker image name and version, runtime configuration of the images, services, routes and storage options in elite GUI format. Processing Speed is lightening fast in OpenShift.
Fahd Mirza ChughtaiWell, at the moment, if you are dealing in Dockers, then OpenShift and if you are already using weblogic then Oracle Java Cloud Service.
Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 14 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Microsoft Azure or SAP HANA Cloud Platform. One IT Central Station user says about  Microsoft Azure that "it has become a one stop shop for cloud computing and continuing to grow".  Another user says about SAP HANA Cloud Platform, "[It] Improved our speed to bring our mobile applications into productive use in a cost-effective way". In your opinion, which is better?  Thanks for your help!
Joseph AbramoTwo different platforms. Once based on Memory processing for SAP applications and the other one a Cloud platform for multiple mission critical applications, app deployment and database. The Azure Cloud platform has the largest footprint in the market considering much of the applications run on Microsoft platform with large growth and interest from the Government and public sector and crown corporations. The Microsoft Azure is expanding and growing to adopt the market needs from H.R management, Data warehouse, Application development, collaboration, integration with On-prem services and systems and more. The SAP Hanna is a memory processing technology with minimum or no dependency on hardware acceleration such as SSD and high performance drives. Fantastic and innovative running applications in the cloud or on-prem with SAP centric operation.
Don ChewSAP HANA cloud is the only option for SAP enterprise customers for their dedicated SAP landscape. However, with Azure, there are flexibilities for both SAP and non-SAP landscapes cloud adoption. For enterprise customers on Office 365, Power BI, Lync and so forth, Azure seems a logical chance. With SAP HANA Cloud – there is a single neck to choke policy and approach by SAP for SAP Customers, however, with Azure, there needs to be a blend of suppliers to meet required business outcomes.

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