Latest PaaS publications

Identity-as-a-service demand rises with cloud growth

Demand for new identity and access management services are increasing as a result of the growth in cloud adoption worldwide, according to new research by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Complexities that have been introduced by enterprises in managing cloud adoption, including the need for Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service are creating pressure for companies to provide an… Read More

The ‘Power Attack’: how to take down a data centre with practically no hacking

Researchers from the College of William and Mary in Virginia put forth an interesting new attack vector specific to data centres – the ‘power attack’. In their paper [PDF] Doctors Zhang Xu and Haining Wang present – along with colleagues Zichen Xu and Xiaorui Wang from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ohio at… Read More

Oracle revenue boosted by strong cloud growth

Oracle has reported strong growth with $9.6bn in revenue over the second quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, and a 45 percent increase for its cloud services, equating to $516mn. The Redwood City-based tech firm, which offers software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) as part… Read More

Why Java might be knocked off its pedestal as the enterprise language of choice by 2016

Chris Mills is the CTO EMEA of Pivotal, which offers solutions that intersect cloud, big data and agile development. Here Chris discusses the long road from process isolation to Dockers, and why Microsoft’s recent announcements may change the enterprise landscape in the next twelve months… Containers have become somewhat of a buzz word of late…. Read More