Startup <a target="_blank" href="http://appscale.com">AppScale</a> has launched its open-source backup up service for Google App Engine (GAE), which is compatible with standard cloud services that d
According to a source within the company, CenturyLink is acquiring AppFog, a platform-as-a-service company. Terms of the deal were not revealed. AppFog will become part of Savvis, a Century Link compa
Suddenly all this backend stuff is hot. Who would have ever thought that data pipes and the spigots would get so much attention? Salesforce is getting into the game and now so is Rackspace with the l
The spring tech tour continues next week in Santa Clara with Deploycon, and I will be there to discuss the spectrum of PaaS providers and how they play across this broad, malleable and often manipulat
After my <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/03/07/its-all-about-the-data-for-apps-and-app-stores-a-discussion-for-sxsw/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+techcrunchI
<a target="_blank" href="http://appsecute.com">Appsecute</a> launched last year with a platform that gave customers a single view across any platform as a service (PaaS). Today the company is showing
Big surprise: Amazon Web Services (AWS) reigns supreme as the developer platform of choice while Windows Azure is showing impressive growth, according to a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.forreste
<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Chris Potter is co-founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.screenlight.tv/">ScreenLight</a>, a cloud video collaboration service for video producers to review and appr
<a target="_blank" href="http://heroku.com">Heroku</a> announced a new <a target="_blank" href="https://addons.heroku.com/">version of its Add-Ons Marketplace</a> to give developers a "program in a
I interviewed Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy today at the AWS re:Invent conference. Before the interview I asked my Twitter followers for questions to ask.
I could not use al
I've had a sense for a while that infrastructure-as-a-service (like Amazon Web Services) and platform-as-a-service (like Heroku) are converging. Developers love the idea of using a PaaS to speed up pr
During the great Amazon Web Services outages of April 2011 and June 2012 many users were stuck. They could, in theory, move their apps to another AWS region, or to another cloud provider altogether. B
The app store model, pioneered by companies like Handango and popularized by Apple, has become the preferred method for distributing software on everything from desktops to post-PC devices. We're also
Paul Maritz is out as the CEO of VMware and will be replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger.
Maritz spent four years at VMware. It's uncertain what he will do but rumors have swirled all day about about
<a target="_blank" href="http://nodejitsu.com">Nodejitsu</a> announced a long awaited public beta for its Node.js platform cloud service this week, that runs on Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspac
I am moderating an <a target="_blank" href="http://expertintegratedsystemsblog.com/index.php/2012/07/join-our-july-tweetchats-to-discuss-real-world-business-issues/">IBM tweetchat</a> that starts in
In April, IBM rolled out a big new machine called IBM PureApplication Systems, a member of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems/us/en/index.html#tab:overview/subtab:default"
I get press releases every week about some new (or old!) company and their so-called cloud solution. Some folks are clearly abusing the popularity of the "cloud" buzzword, and others are actually doin
VMware, whose core products specialize in virtualizing Windows and Linux workloads, is making some interesting maneuvers in the Platform as a Service (<a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/PaaS">PaaS</a
Red Hat's OpenShift platform as a service offering has been in public beta for a while now. It offers a fairly simple way for people to jumpstart "cloud" development efforts by abstracting out all the