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So … do you really need a PaaS?

on December 3, 2013

Gigaom

Whether using a Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a pre-requisite for building and deploying modern applications or overkill has been the subject of much debate of late. Folks on the Cloud Foundry or Heroku(s crm) side of the fence understandably would (and do) say PaaS is table stakes. Red Hat(s rhat), which launched its OpenShift Version 2 this week would certainly argue that PaaS is ready for enterprise use.

Others —  even some who were previously PaaS boosters — privately say that for most companies, PaaS is just too complicated for most humans, including developers, and that there are easier, more elegant ways to do much of what PaaSes promise. One developer who has been a Cloud Foundry user said  “Micro-PaaS frameworks like Flynn.io and PaaS-inspired technologies like Docker are much more popular and are a growing trend.”

Docker is basically a container that lets devs write an application…

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