How to Control Enterprise Application Sprawl with OpenShift

Private PaaS offers an compelling new way to control application sprawl within the enterprise without depriving developers of the on-demand self-service functionality they desire. Prior to the emergence of Private PaaS offerings such as OpenShift, Operations and IT Managers wrangled with hard decisions about how to regulate and secure all the components of applications that they were charged with managing, scaling and guaranteeing uptime on.

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It’s 2014 and PaaS is Eating the World

As the Morgan Stanley survey points out, 50% of CIOs recognize that PaaS is the solution and are planning on deploying PaaS in 2014. As Peter Drucker once famously said, “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast”. This is the year that PaaS eats the world of Enterprise IT (or at least 50% of it). PaaS is clearly a case of Developer Culture moving Corporate Strategy to a new level of innovation and agility.

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Modern Enterprise != Complex IT

Even though enterprise needs are different, they can still embrace the technologies that worked well in the startup world as they move forward. They can do so without worrying about the complexity associated with the concept of complex systems. Yes, some enterprises may end up with their IT resembling a complex system and they may see certain behavior beyond the control of their IT. Such possibilities are expected to be fewer than what many industry pundits predict and there is nothing preventing organizations from building IT comparable to such complex systems by using much simpler and “abstracted components”.

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Announcing OpenShift Origin V3

The OpenShift Origin community is delighted to announce the release of OpenShift Origin 3. OpenShift Origin is the leading-edge, free and open source platform-as-a-service project that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every three months. In this release, we have focused on improving the “unboxing” experience for first-time users and overall user experience improvements. OpenShift Origin V3 continues our commitment of establishing a quarterly release cycle for Origin and bringing the latest PaaS technologies & features to open source PaaS users and PaaS administrators.

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