Architectural Considerations for Open-Source PaaS and Container Platforms


The market for open source PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and Container platforms is rapidly evolving, both in terms of technologies and the breadth of offerings being brought to market to accelerate application development. Many IT organizations and developers are now mandating that any new software usage (on-demand consumption) or purchase must be based on open source software so that they have greater control over the evaluation process. In addition, many organizations want the option to choose whether their deployments are on-premises or use a public cloud service. As the pace of change accelerates for many open source technologies, IT organizations and developers are evaluating the architectural trade-offs that will impact new cloud-native applications as well as integrations with existing applications and data.

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