PaaS and OpenStack: The Strategy for an Agile Enterprise

At the 2014 Fall OpenStack Conference, Solinea’s CEO Francesco Paola, and VP of Operations, Seth Fox spoke about utilizing a Platform as a Service on top of OpenStack:  

She also went into great deal to explain why understanding application development in an Enterprise environment matters (as explained by Salesforce). Being able to bridge the barrier between business & consumer is of paramount importance.


As OpenStack gains mainstream adoption, enterprises are looking for ways to unlock the value that a distributed, orchestrated IT infrastructure provides. Many are starting to introduce value-add platforms on top of OpenStack, in particular Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions, that promise to turn the staid legacy development processes and methodologies into an agile software factory, abstracting developers from infrastructure so they can focus on what they do best – code awesome applications that bring value to the enterprise and their customers. But where should enterprises start? What are the dependencies and pre-requisites? What technology stack fits the current environment? Do skills need to be upgraded? Does the enterprise first have to transform processes and governance to take full advantage of the powerful combination of PaaS and OpenStack? And where do I start?


The presentation will help to answer these and other questions related to developing and executing a PaaS strategy in legacy enterprise environments. Participants will understand: The main dependencies for deploying a successful PaaS Strategy The common pitfalls when deploying PaaS in a legacy environment How enterprises can move towards the creation of a “software factory” The importance of agile The KPIs that need to be tracked The critical success factors required to deploy PaaS in an OpenStack environment The synergies (and barriers) between PaaS platforms and OpenStack.


View the video and slides below.