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June 2013, Volume 2, Number 6

Private PaaS eases enterprise governance, cloud security concerns

Concerns surrounding security and governance are prompting some Platform as a Service players to offer their wares on private infrastructure, not just the public cloud. "Whether it's for data sovereignty or governance reasons, some of our customers tell us PaaS must be behind their firewall," said ActiveState's Copeland. "They say, 'There's no way we're putting our data on the public cloud,'" he said. Implementing Platform as a Service (PaaS) in-house can also lay the groundwork for future use of public PaaS, he said. Hewlett-Packard used ActiveState Stackato in-house, and decided to license it as part of its HP Cloud Application Platform as a Service running on top of OpenStack, currently in beta. "That provides us with a common infrastructure stack that we can deploy on both public and private platforms," said Dan Baigent, HP Cloud Services senior director for business development. Even if public PaaS is not an option for an organization, offering a private version lets IT operations teams provide developers with greater ...

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