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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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3 responses to “HP Announces Private PaaS Powered by Stackato”

  1. Cloud Ecosystem - Rodney Brown - Hewlett-Packard: 6 Degrees of VMware

    […] Ben Kepes at agrees with that assessment. "PaaS is, I believe, the future of the cloud and, more importantly, provides an opportunity for large traditional IT vendors like HP to bridge to offerings that will be compelling in the future world." How do we get to VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and its announcement that it was spinning off its CloudFoundry unit (along with a few others) and some cloudy purchases by VMware's parent, EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC), into the new Pivotal Initiative? (By the way, am I the only one who hears that in Samuel L. Jackson's voice — "I'm here to talk to you about the Pivotal Initiative.") HP's new PaaS comes from a third-party partner, ActiveState, and is based on the PaaS Stackato. That product is itself a fork from the open-source version of the platform of platforms, CloudFoundry, which VMware turned into an open-source project when it gave control of it to the Apache Software Foundation. According to Kepes, "Stackato allows developers to use a range of different languages — Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js and PHP among them." So here is how we get from HP to VMware — both have made announcements this week about cloud services based on a proprietary flavor of VMware's very own CloudFoundry. And just because Stackato is based on the open-source version, don't think it isn't a private party now. Kepes points out that, even though Stackato supports the CloudFoundry APIs, it has been built out beyond that at this point. Is anyone else thinking of the early days of Java and the fights over whose flavor was the best? These moves by HP and VMware could lead to more innovation in the PaaS part of the cloud ecosystem, or they could just be another attempt to lock in customers. […]

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    […] Ben Kepes HP is playing for keeps in the cloud. […]

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