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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

5 responses to “CloudBees Multi-Cloud Approach: A Lesson For Cloud Service Providers?”

  1. Rajesh

    Hi Krish – This isn’t a new concept, we (CumuLogic) have been providing option to multi-cloud PaaS including private clouds for quite some time now. Providing a hosted PaaS controller isn’t a solution to NoOps since managing a PaaS deployment isn’t as big as an IaaS, Storage and networking / security inside the firewall is. Enterprises who prefer private PaaS, they don’t mind having one more piece of software to manage (which could be just one VM). Regarding cloud adoption in general, there are other bigger issues enterprise consider and varies from enterprise to enterprise and industry to industry.

  2. Sacha Labourey

    @Krishnan
    Thanks for the article Krishnan, we do think SERVICE is king in the cloud era.

    @Rajesh
    I disagree that managing a private PaaS isn’t a big deal. A PaaS isn’t a trivial piece of technology, it abstracts away sensitive layers such as OS, JVM, middleware, routing, load-balancing, firewalls, state replication, etc.

    Many enterprises would love to use the public cloud for their applications but sometimes can’t unfortunately. For instance, in some cases because some of their apps require low-latency access to legacy datasource. In those cases, taking on the mission to deploy a full fledge private PaaS is a cost and management overhead that simply can’t be justified by most companies: the critical mass required to make sense of a fully private PaaS, managed by your own IT team, is high, very high. Only few companies make it into that category. For the others, the value of a serviced offering is an absolute must-have.

    Cheers,

    Sacha Labourey
    CloudBees, Inc.

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