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Amazon EC2 squeezing the profits from SaaS applications?

You need to build a reliable SaaS application from a portfolio of unreliable platform services; the price of which you cannot control. To survive you must ensure you do not lock your application workload into a single utility provider. A workload that you can divide and easily move from one utility to another gives you the believable threat; which you need to build negotiating power with your CPU service providers.

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Why hiding behind abstraction is not enough for SaaS applications

For decades on-premise ISVs have successfully hid behind abstraction. It was, and continues to be, an excellent way to manage technology doubt and implementation differences. SaaS ISVs have nowhere to hide. Building reliable SaaS applications from non-reliable services demands a fault-tolerant approach. Abstraction just doesn’t cut it any more.

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If you think SaaS solves all your platform troubles then think again!

ISVs have spent large amounts of time and money to abstract applications away from the underlying platform. They invested as every on-premise customer had a different combination of hardware and software. SaaS solves this problem; ISVs only have to install their application once–and they get to select the platform! Even so, there are still hard choices to be made; the identical choices ISVs were facing 25 years ago.

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Visual Workflow Designer Making a Splash

LongJump’s introduction of its new Workflow Designer had some great comments from the media. Its ability to map, route and automate business processes is something everyone can easily understand and see value from. Plus, its uniquely simple visual design definitely breaks away from most web-based applications.

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Hello world!

Welcome to paasTalk–the independent blog on Platform as a Service. paasTalk delivers independent news and views on this important development, with an emphasis on the Europe-specific challenges facing ISVs moving to PaaS.

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