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Over the past year we've published some great posts on the ActiveState blog, all worth a read (if you haven't already). Phil Whelan (@philwhln), Bernard Golden (@bernardgolden), John Wetherill (@bcferrycoder), and Troy Topnik (@troytop) have contributed some excellent articles on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), DevOps, Docker, Cloud Foundry, virtualization, microservices...the list goes on. So in case you missed it, here are 12 cloud computing blogs written in 2014 that you need to read: 1. Microservices and PaaS - Part I What started off as attending a meetup has spawned six blogs and three webinars. I chose this particular blog only because it was the start of it...all of the blogs were insightful and generated further discussion on this hot topic. Read more 2. Is Docker The Right Abstraction For PaaS? This was one of the more controversial blogs this year that crea... (more)

Evaluating Private PaaS By @ActiveState | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Evaluating Private PaaS: Your Checklist for Finding the Right One In comparison to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has experienced a slower rate of adoption. However, PaaS is coming into its own as evidenced by increased usage and top technology companies such as HP and IBM supporting open source projects like Cloud Foundry by bringing their own PaaS to market. PaaS is important because apps are an important part of our lives. With this relatively new dependency on web and mobile applications, organizations need to... (more)