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Makara Update with Issac Roth – a Platform as a Service (PaaS) system

Check out this quick, 7 minute interview for Makara’s progress and some interesting commentary on who’s interested in cloud and PaaS right now.

Last week I ran into Issac Roth, CEO of Makara, and asked him to give a quick update on how his company, Makara, is doing with their PaaS platform. Over lunch at the Rackspace SaaS Summit we’d discussed Makara, the pros and cons of various public cloud providers (always a fun topic), and adoption of cloud technologies, esp., of course, PaaS. We get into some of that in the interview. Also, we talk about migrating applications to the cloud and the types of applications Makara sees being migrated.

While cloud computing has been focused on Infrastructure as a Service of late, in comparision, the layer right above IaaS, Platform as a Service, has only gotten slight attention. The idea of a PaaS is, in my own simplifications, to provide the frameworks, middleware, and other “stuff” built on-top of raw infrastructure needed to create and deliver applications. I don’t know about you, but I find applications slightly more interesting than servers, network gear, and storage.

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