PaaS

  • What real cloud-native apps will look like Crunch Network

    What real cloud-native apps will look like

    There is much talk of “cloud native” these days, and people are taking liberties with the interpretation — as they do with everything else associated with the cloud. Cade Metz put it right: “The term has taken on so many meanings in recent years. But keep in mind: most of these meanings come from IBM, HP, EMC, Dell, Cisco and other companies that don’t want to… Read More

  • Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service

    Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service

    When you think of Autodesk, you probably think of desktop software and traditional manufacturing, but the company is trying hard to change that perception, and today it announced the first three investments from its $100 million Forge Fund, which includes a 3D robotics drone company, an on-demand machine shop service and a platform for building smart connected Internet of Things devices… Read More

  • Salesforce expands Trailhead training as it envisions a world of citizen developers

    Salesforce expands Trailhead training as it envisions a world of citizen developers

    If every company is a software company, perhaps every line of business (LoB) employee should be a programmer. That would be appear to be the idea behind Salesforce’s massive TrailheaDX announcement today. Ultimately, Salesforce hopes these LoB employees will be able to build apps without the help of IT or trained programmers. While the technical folks with programming knowledge… Read More

  • The New Mobile-Cloud Enterprise Crunch Network

    The New Mobile-Cloud Enterprise

    Enterprise IT is undergoing a platform shift from web-based, client-server systems to a mobile-cloud platform. This shift has caught the attention of all the major tech vendors who have either acquired or launched Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Backend as a Service (BaaS) technologies to address this growing opportunity. Facebook acquired Parse, PayPal bought StackMob, Salesforce… Read More

  • Pivotal Expands Its Enterprise Cloud Platform To Mobile

    Pivotal Expands Its Enterprise Cloud Platform To Mobile

    Pivotal, the enterprise cloud platform that raised a $105 million private equity round last year, today announced a large expansion of its product portfolio today. The update introduces new services for mobile development to the company’s Pivotal CF platform-as-a-service offering that are designed to work side-by-side with the company’s previously announced data services. The… Read More

  • Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

    Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

    Docker, Inc., the commercial company behind the open source Docker project, announced today it had sold its dotCloud Platform as a Service business to Berlin-based cloudControl. The deal allows Docker to focus on its core software containerization business. Docker CEO Ben Golub told TechCrunch the company wanted to concentrate on the Docker part of the business. “At a high level, what… Read More

  • KidoZen Finds Right Fit With Enterprise Backend That Connects To Developer Platforms

    KidoZen Finds Right Fit With Enterprise Backend That Connects To Developer Platforms

    A number of companies are building robust mobile platform as a service offerings. But few are building both a platform and a mobile backend as a service like that from KidoZen, an enterprise mobile PaaS that recently raised $5 million from Third Point Ventures. The service allows a company to develop mobile applications that connect to backend systems like SAP, SharePoint or Citrix… Read More

  • LovelyHeroku Offers A Better Way To Manage Apps And Services

    LovelyHeroku Offers A Better Way To Manage Apps And Services

    LovelyHeroku is a new breed of app that enables IT staff and developers to use their smartphones to manage their work on the Heroku platform-as-a-service (PaaS). It’s the kind of service that reflects how different work is these days now that we can carry it wherever we go. The service is the creation of Matija Bogdanovic, a computer science professor in Croatia, and Mario Danic, a… Read More

  • Search Engine Giant Yandex Launches Cocaine, A Cloud Service To Compete With Google App Engine

    Search Engine Giant Yandex Launches Cocaine, A Cloud Service To Compete With Google App Engine

    Russian search giant Yandex has launched an open-source platform as a service (PaaS) called Cocaine that the company says allows developers to build out their own app engines. Yandex, in its documentation, describes Cocaine as an open-source PaaS system for creating custom cloud-hosting apps that are similar to Google App Engine or Heroku. It supports C++, Python and JavaScript. It… Read More