Feeds

PaaS potential and practicality

This is a hype-free zone

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Broadcast If you were to draw a systems-stack view of cloud services, ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS) is the layer between ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS) and ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS). Of all the ‘C word’ offerings, it is arguably the least well understood.

Sure, most people can get the gist of PaaS - a hosted service that allows you to develop and run applications specifically designed for the cloud - but do they get the point of it?

IaaS allows you switch workloads back and forth between the cloud and your on-premise environment, and SaaS allows you to fast-track access to packaged app functionality. But when, exactly, does it make sense to to build your own app purely for the cloud?

This is one of the questions we’ll be tackling on the 25th March at 15:00. We’ve got Reg reader Nigel Tyrell, head of environmental services at Lewisham Council, talking about how he’s deployed a PaaS based application to support the ‘Love Clean London’ initiative, announced by Boris Johnson last week.

Nigel will be joined by The Register’s own Tim Phillips, who will host the day’s proceedings, and Dale Vile, from Freeform Dynamics, and Michael Newbury from Microsoft.

The four of them will run through Nigel’s experiences and talk about the lessons that can be learned about where PaaS is relevant and real world stuff to consider in order to make it work.

If that sounds like just the thing you need to help you through the cloud hype, you can join us here.

If you can't make the live broadcast, register today and we'll send you the recorded version when it's ready.

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.