WSO2 and Other Cloud Technology and Deployment Experts Will Explore the Opportunities, Challenges and Tradeoffs in Deploying on Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Environments Palo Alto, CA – June 11, 2012 – The cloud is not a one-size-fits all proposition. For instance, a public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provides instant provisioning without the typical upfront infrastructure costs. By contrast, a private PaaS may offer greater control and more deployment flexibility, particularly for larger enterprises. Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, will join other cloud experts at Deploycon 2012 to debate these and other PaaS deployment issues. The enterprise PaaS conference, organized by Rishidot Research, is being held June 13, 2012 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Hosted PaaS Vs Private PaaS Enterprise IT developers want the flexibility to innovate today in the public cloud, as well as tomorrow in private and hybrid cloud environments. As they determine their roadmaps, they will need to weigh-in on a range of considerations. The “Hosted PaaS Vs Private PaaS” panel, which runs 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on June 13, will bring together cloud technology and deployment experts to address such questions as:
- Will the private versus public question be determined purely by who runs the show at a company, e.g., the developers or IT?
- Do customers care about being locked into a specific deployment topology, location, cost structure, and responsibility matrix?
- What cloud services are required to embrace heterogeneity, bridge silos, and deliver a unified hybrid cloud?
- Are hybrid clouds a "weasel answer" or the correct compromise? Or is the best answer a portable PaaS that can run on-premise or on public hosted infrastructure with no differences?
- What was the hardest lesson learned so far in delivering cloud services, and what are the biggest barriers? Are vendors offering enough simplicity when supporting complex requirements and use cases?
- Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software
- John Willis, vice president of client service and enablement at enStratus
- William Platt, vice president of operations at EngineYard
- Chris Tacy, marketing director at AppFog