Navrup Johal

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PaaS has been such a great innovation for developers. They can develop and deploy applications from their desktop to the cloud, all in a consistent environment. They can deploy to production themselves, bypassing the IT middleman and speeding up the application delivery process. And they can develop in any language they want, without limitations. Developers have it made! But what about IT? Does PaaS help them in any way or is it just another system for them to manage? Is this an unnecessary complication or does it help them? Why do they need PaaS? In truth, IT departments are not seeing the tangible benefits from their cloud investments. Virtualization helps, but doesn't solve the entire problem. Although VMs can be easily created on-demand, applications still need their supporting software to be manually installed and configured. The application delivery bottlen... (more)