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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 “Importance of PHPFog’s 1.8 Million Funding”

  1. kaiyzen

    Its nice to see more funding going into cloud/PaaS space, but PHP/LAMP related PaaS is the least sexy of all PaaS solutions, IF its focused on PHP/LAMP.

    PHP as a stack is rediculously well supported and wide spread on every shape/size hosting environment. Any benefits claimed around easy deployment and scalability are already provided by a player like RightScale, even though they are not a ‘PHP PaaS’ solution.

    Unless they drop something unique, seems like PHPFog ends up competing against a RightScale type competitor by price alone, not to say that the market for cloud/developers/etc isnt huge and they cant/wont be successfull, just tough value prop.

  2. kaiyzen

    Handling multi-tenant scenarios is important/valuable, but if you are scaling an app to level of loadbalancing, memcache, etc, multi-tenancy is pretty irrelevant since you have a single app running across several machines

    The whole technology section of phpfog’s site seems geared towards scaling up PHP apps in a smooth/reliable manner