[WSO2 Summer School 2012] Framework for Selecting a Cloud Application Platform - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

  • By Amal Rangana
  • 12 Jun, 2012
Framework for Selecting a Cloud Application Platform Webinar Recording

A cloud-native application platform can transform your application development process and renew your application architecture. Delivered as a platform as a service (PaaS), it enables automated governance, run-time service level management, DevOps agility, and iterative development. When selecting a cloud platform, enterprise architects and solution architects define the goals, requirements, and use cases that describe how the new cloud application platform will improve software delivery.

A competitive scorecard can help teams evaluate and select PaaS offerings. Using it, you can:

  • Shortlist PaaS providers.
  • Build questions posed in a request for proposal (RFP) document.
  • Generate use case scenarios.

In this presentation, Chris Haddad will present an evaluation framework, competitive scorecard, and quick start roadmap. The scorecard will describe detailed criteria, along with a comparison chart that visually illustrates vendor PaaS strengths and weaknesses. The roadmap may be used to gain confidence in your team’s ability to properly set goals, measure improvements using key metrics; and confidently design, build, deploy and manage cloud-enabled applications.

Chris Haddad
VP, Technology Evangelism

Chris works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2’s engineering team to increase WSO2 middleware technology adoption, enhance the Carbon and Stratos platforms, and maximize customer value.

Previously, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and middleware. Prior to these roles, Chris focused on creating infrastructure frameworks, establishing repeatable development methodologies, contributing to open source frameworks, and delivering SaaS and Internet applications.

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