Developer Workstations – The untapped Private Cloud

Adventures in Cognitive Computing

The “Infrastructure as a Service”(IaaS) model for Cloud Computing has matured significantly in the recent years with a large number of providers offering a variety of public, private, and hybrid clouds at very competitive prices. However, adoption of the “Platform as a Service”(PaaS) model is still lagging. The primary reason for this is quite easy to understand: most developers and delivery managers are least impacted by the IaaS model and hence they can continue developing and delivering software the same way as before. Transitioning to a PaaS model on the other hand may involve significant changes to the software development and delivery process and thus represents a significant risk to the overall success of the project.

Challenges to PaaS adoption in Development Teams

One of the key challenge in adopting a PaaS model is the cost of making the target platform available to the entire development team for all functions…

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