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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.

7 responses to “PaaS Is The Future Of Cloud Services: APIs Are The Key”

  1. kinlane

    Great post. Application Programming Interface should be part of the original specs for any web application or platform development.

    It is just as important as the regular user interface when building your application.

    I think ignoring the importance of the API will be the most common mistake you see in the coming years.

  2. Kantanu

    Krish, you are absolutely right- API is the heart of a Cloud Platform. Platform without API can’t resolve two big aspects of a PaaS product- Extensibility and Integrate-ability. A great example of a true PaaS is A2Zapps.com. Look at our cloud marketplace at http://Marketplace.A2Zapps.com that covers wide variety of applications. All these apps running within a single A2Zapps.com Cloud platform and most of them are using API extensively. Just fyi, none of these apps took more than 1 week- a much shorter development cycle – another big advantage of a good PaaS/Cloud Platform.

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