What is involved in PaaS
Find out what the related areas are that PaaS connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a PaaS thinking-frame.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which PaaS related domains to cover and 128 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
PaaS, Google App Engine, SAP Cloud Platform, Abiquo Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Online Services, Yankee Group, Data center, Message Queue, Cloud Foundry, Rackspace Cloud, Canon Inc., Computer memory, Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, Virtual private cloud, FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5, Pivotal Software, Apache CloudStack, Software as a service, Computing platform, Engine Yard, Zadara Storage, HPE Helion, G Suite, Google Cloud Platform, Network as a service, EMC Atmos, IBM cloud computing, Hardware virtualization, Network World, PaaS, Cloud computing, Virtual Machine Manager, Platform as a service, Mobile Backend as a service, Virtual appliance, VMware vCloud Air, App Engine, Inktank Storage:
PaaS Critical Criteria:
Mine PaaS decisions and define PaaS competency-based leadership.
– Which customers cant participate in our PaaS domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions?
– Are there existing offerings in the SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS spaces which can potentially provide what we need?
– Do you really care about the Service Level Agreement sla of your underlying cloud platform paas or iaas?
– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with PaaS ?
– What vendors make products that address the PaaS needs?
– Does the migration include any PaaS solutions?
Google App Engine Critical Criteria:
Learn from Google App Engine leadership and cater for concise Google App Engine education.
– Will PaaS deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?
– What are internal and external PaaS relations?
– What will drive PaaS change?
SAP Cloud Platform Critical Criteria:
Discourse SAP Cloud Platform risks and achieve a single SAP Cloud Platform view and bringing data together.
– What sources do you use to gather information for a PaaS study?
– What are all of our PaaS domains and what do they do?
– How do we Improve PaaS service perception, and satisfaction?
Abiquo Enterprise Edition Critical Criteria:
Wrangle Abiquo Enterprise Edition results and stake your claim.
– How do mission and objectives affect the PaaS processes of our organization?
– What are the Essentials of Internal PaaS Management?
Microsoft Online Services Critical Criteria:
Think about Microsoft Online Services risks and overcome Microsoft Online Services skills and management ineffectiveness.
– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving PaaS forward?
– Does PaaS analysis show the relationships among important PaaS factors?
– Why are PaaS skills important?
Yankee Group Critical Criteria:
Inquire about Yankee Group management and stake your claim.
– What are the key elements of your PaaS performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?
– Who sets the PaaS standards?
– Is a PaaS Team Work effort in place?
Data center Critical Criteria:
Paraphrase Data center governance and finalize specific methods for Data center acceptance.
– Fog Computing is internet computing where the devices responsible for the computing surround us. Instead of having a data center where all of the processing and storage occurs, fog computing would allow us to bring the devices closer to us and these devices would be responsible for their own processing and storage. So how does this concept help us deal with the problems created by the IoT, and what benefits would this provide us that upgrading the cloud infrastructure couldnt?
– Are we a listed company, if so ask ourselves this: Disaster recovery planning, or its lack, will affect a companys equity position. why buy stock in a company that will disappear should the data center go down?
– Determine if the data center has Service Level Agreements with the clients it serves. if so, do they measure themselves for compliance with the agreement?
– What are the specific security and integrity threats to cloud computing storage systems that do not exist in private data centers?
– Does the cloud solution offer equal or greater data security capabilities than those provided by your organizations data center?
– Do operating procedures require systems to undergo a security/vulnerability scan before being placed into production?
– Which report should an administrator use to know both historic and current utilization of storage in a data center?
– Which applications are best suited for the internal data center, and which ones make sense for the public cloud?
– Do any countries force cloud based companies to house data within that countrys data centers?
– What is a benefit of automated site failover capability in a data center environment?
– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the PaaS process?
– Is stuff in the cloud on the same legal footing as stuff in your data center?
– Is the priority of system restores documented in the disaster recovery plan?
– What is the best strategy going forward for data center disaster recovery?
– How many and where are located the providers data centers?
– How important is PaaS to the user organizations mission?
– How do you prepare your data center for Cloud?
– Why should data center elements be monitored?
– How many data center sites do you have?
Message Queue Critical Criteria:
Check Message Queue visions and grade techniques for implementing Message Queue controls.
– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of PaaS that make it risky?
– Think of your PaaS project. what are the main functions?
Cloud Foundry Critical Criteria:
Investigate Cloud Foundry management and get going.
– In a project to restructure PaaS outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?
– How to Secure PaaS?
Rackspace Cloud Critical Criteria:
Read up on Rackspace Cloud issues and differentiate in coordinating Rackspace Cloud.
– Consider your own PaaS project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?
– What management system can we use to leverage the PaaS experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?
– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to PaaS?
– What is the name of the rackspace cloud service?
Canon Inc. Critical Criteria:
Weigh in on Canon Inc. visions and be persistent.
– Is PaaS Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?
– What are the barriers to increased PaaS production?
– What is our formula for success in PaaS ?
Computer memory Critical Criteria:
Define Computer memory decisions and tour deciding if Computer memory progress is made.
– How do we ensure that implementations of PaaS products are done in a way that ensures safety?
– Who will be responsible for documenting the PaaS requirements in detail?
Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Critical Criteria:
Accelerate Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand outcomes and sort Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand activities.
– Who will be responsible for deciding whether PaaS goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?
– What are the business goals PaaS is aiming to achieve?
– How do we keep improving PaaS?
Virtual private cloud Critical Criteria:
Match Virtual private cloud leadership and change contexts.
– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the PaaS process?
– Do we monitor the PaaS decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?
FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 Critical Criteria:
Devise FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 visions and improve FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 service perception.
– what is the best design framework for PaaS organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?
Pivotal Software Critical Criteria:
X-ray Pivotal Software engagements and finalize the present value of growth of Pivotal Software.
– Are assumptions made in PaaS stated explicitly?
– Does PaaS appropriately measure and monitor risk?
Apache CloudStack Critical Criteria:
Disseminate Apache CloudStack management and visualize why should people listen to you regarding Apache CloudStack.
– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which PaaS models, tools and techniques are necessary?
Software as a service Critical Criteria:
Align Software as a service risks and interpret which customers can’t participate in Software as a service because they lack skills.
– What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective PaaS leader?
– Why are Service Level Agreements a dying breed in the software as a service industry?
– Are there any disadvantages to implementing PaaS? There might be some that are less obvious?
– Do we have past PaaS Successes?
Computing platform Critical Criteria:
Exchange ideas about Computing platform tactics and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Computing platform information.
– Have the types of risks that may impact PaaS been identified and analyzed?
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in PaaS?
Engine Yard Critical Criteria:
Judge Engine Yard management and reduce Engine Yard costs.
Zadara Storage Critical Criteria:
Review Zadara Storage risks and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Zadara Storage services.
– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding PaaS?
– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good PaaS project manager?
HPE Helion Critical Criteria:
Canvass HPE Helion results and budget for HPE Helion challenges.
– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these PaaS processes?
– How much does PaaS help?
G Suite Critical Criteria:
Discourse G Suite decisions and display thorough understanding of the G Suite process.
– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once PaaS is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?
– Do those selected for the PaaS team have a good general understanding of what PaaS is all about?
– What business benefits will PaaS goals deliver if achieved?
Google Cloud Platform Critical Criteria:
Group Google Cloud Platform adoptions and simulate teachings and consultations on quality process improvement of Google Cloud Platform.
– What are our best practices for minimizing PaaS project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the PaaS project lifecycle?
Network as a service Critical Criteria:
Inquire about Network as a service governance and achieve a single Network as a service view and bringing data together.
EMC Atmos Critical Criteria:
Boost EMC Atmos tactics and adjust implementation of EMC Atmos.
– How do we measure improved PaaS service perception, and satisfaction?
– How can we improve PaaS?
IBM cloud computing Critical Criteria:
Devise IBM cloud computing quality and explain and analyze the challenges of IBM cloud computing.
– Can we add value to the current PaaS decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?
– What about PaaS Analysis of results?
Hardware virtualization Critical Criteria:
Canvass Hardware virtualization visions and oversee implementation of Hardware virtualization.
– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our PaaS agendas for the next 3 years?
– Is there a PaaS Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?
Network World Critical Criteria:
Meet over Network World adoptions and stake your claim.
– Who needs to know about PaaS ?
– How do we maintain PaaSs Integrity?
PaaS Critical Criteria:
Conceptualize PaaS strategies and gather PaaS models .
– Will PaaS have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?
– Do the PaaS decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?
Cloud computing Critical Criteria:
Closely inspect Cloud computing visions and reduce Cloud computing costs.
– The lack of research tools is unfortunate given that even the most fundamental questions are still unanswered: what is the right distributed architecture for a cloudcomputing system?
– To what extent do you believe the use of cloud computing will improve its ability to provide support for the business in the next two years?
– Time to market improvements. Will the move to cloud computing shorten the time it takes to deliver functional enhancements to end users?
– How do the end users of cloud computing know that their information is not having any availability and security issues?
– Which cloud computing characteristic enables consumers to get computing resources without any human intervention?
– Data segregation: will the financial institutions data share resources with data from other cloud clients?
– How will technology advancements in soa, virtualization and cloud computing further enable saas adoption?
– Aare there recommended best practices to help us decide whether they should move to the cloud?
– Which cloud service model encompasses the complete cloud computing stack?
– Will Cloud Computing replace traditional dedicated server hosting?
– What are the usability issues around cloud computing?
– Which is better for business open or closed clouds?
– How is cloud computing related to web analytics?
– Resource provisioning algos in cloud computing?
– What will cloud computing look like in 5 years?
– what is New About Cloud Computing Security?
– Why is cloud computing important?
– What happened to grid computing?
– Fedramp approved / compliant?
– What are current PaaS Paradigms?
Virtual Machine Manager Critical Criteria:
Generalize Virtual Machine Manager tasks and secure Virtual Machine Manager creativity.
– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your PaaS project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?
– What are specific PaaS Rules to follow?
Platform as a service Critical Criteria:
Own Platform as a service goals and find out what it really means.
– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a PaaS project?
Mobile Backend as a service Critical Criteria:
Accelerate Mobile Backend as a service planning and simulate teachings and consultations on quality process improvement of Mobile Backend as a service.
– Are accountability and ownership for PaaS clearly defined?
– Which PaaS goals are the most important?
Virtual appliance Critical Criteria:
Look at Virtual appliance engagements and handle a jump-start course to Virtual appliance.
– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of PaaS product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?
– How will you know that the PaaS project has been successful?
– What is our PaaS Strategy?
VMware vCloud Air Critical Criteria:
Think about VMware vCloud Air risks and transcribe VMware vCloud Air as tomorrows backbone for success.
– Have all basic functions of PaaS been defined?
App Engine Critical Criteria:
Inquire about App Engine tactics and know what your objective is.
Inktank Storage Critical Criteria:
Categorize Inktank Storage failures and do something to it.
– What is the source of the strategies for PaaS strengthening and reform?
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Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
PaaS External links:
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) – IMDb
Predix | Industrial Cloud-Based Platform (PaaS) | GE Digital
PAAS National | Sign In
Google App Engine External links:
Google App Engine Documentation – Google Cloud Platform
Google App Engine – Download
SAP Cloud Platform External links:
SAP Cloud Platform Integration
Abiquo Enterprise Edition External links:
Abiquo Enterprise Edition – WOW.com
OvumAbiquo – Abiquo Enterprise Edition – Ovum
Microsoft Online Services External links:
Microsoft Online Services Advisor – partner.microsoft.com
Download Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant …
Yankee Group External links:
Yankee Group – Company – 123 Photos | Facebook
7 Yankee Group reviews in Boston, MA. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.
Yankee Group – Boston, MA – inc.com
Data center External links:
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Open Data Portal | NJOIT Open Data Center
National Oceanographic Data Center Home Page
Message Queue External links:
What is a Message Queue? – Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Setting Up a Message Queue – technet.microsoft.com
How To Manually Uninstall Microsoft Message Queue Server
Cloud Foundry External links:
Cloud Foundry – Official Site
Pivotal Cloud Foundry – Official Site
Rackspace Cloud External links:
PubCon Exhibitor : Rackspace Cloud – Pubcon
Rackspace Cloud Drive | Rackspace Hosting
Big Data on the Rackspace Cloud – Rackspace Hosting
Canon Inc. External links:
Canon Inc. – NYSE:CAJ – Stock Quote & News – TheStreet
Computer memory External links:
Laptop Memory/RAM : Computer Memory – Micro Center
Computer Memory – RAM | TigerDirect.com
Computer Memory at Office Depot OfficeMax
Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand External links:
VMware vCloud Air: Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand – YouTube
Virtual private cloud External links:
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud – Official Site
Private Cloud Hosting with CloudConnect Virtual Private Cloud
Virtual Network – Virtual Private Cloud | Microsoft Azure
FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 External links:
Fujitsu Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 – YouTube
Fujitsu Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 – Fujitsu United States
Pivotal Software External links:
Pivotal Greenplum Database (BYOL) by Pivotal Software Inc.
Pivotal Software Inc: Company Profile – Bloomberg
Apache CloudStack External links:
Apache CloudStack: Open Source Cloud Computing
Apache CloudStack Engineers – The CloudStack Company
Apache CloudStack (@CloudStack) | Twitter
Software as a service External links:
Enterprise Gamification Software as a Service Platform
Software as a Service | Accenture
What is Software as a Service (SaaS) – Salesforce.com
Computing platform External links:
Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services
Engine Yard External links:
Engine Yard – Official Site
Engine Yard: Log In or Sign Up
Zadara Storage External links:
Zadara Storage | Crunchbase
Zadara Storage – Home | Facebook
Zadara Storage (@ZadaraStorage) | Twitter
HPE Helion External links:
HPE Helion – on.hp.com
Login – HPE Helion OpenStack
G Suite External links:
G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook® – Google
Gmail, Docs, Calendar, & Cloud Storage – G Suite
G Suite | Google for Education
Google Cloud Platform External links:
Google Cloud Platform Podcast
Google Cloud Platform – Google Developers Console
Google Cloud Platform
Network as a service External links:
Enterprise Network as a Service | Meta Networks
Network as a Service (NaaS) | Masergy
Nuvem Networks: the network as a service company®
EMC Atmos External links:
[PDF]EMC Atmos Programmer’s Guide
List of EMC Atmos language specific bindings – DECN
EMC Atmos Generation 3 G3 – SSCS
Network World External links:
Air India’s International Network World Map – Air India
Network World – IDG Enterprise
PaaS External links:
Predix | Industrial Cloud-Based Platform (PaaS) | GE Digital
Aas Paas (1981) – IMDb
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) – IMDb
Cloud computing External links:
AWS Cloud Computing Certification Program – aws.amazon.com
Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services
CRM Software & Cloud Computing Solutions – Salesforce UK
Virtual Machine Manager External links:
Virtual Machine Manager Documentation | Microsoft Docs
Platform as a service External links:
Fully Managed Big Data Platform as a Service | Cazena
Captain Up :: Engagement Platform as a Service
Video Platform as a Service – Ziggeo
Mobile Backend as a service External links:
MSCT Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) | Mobile …
Virtual appliance External links:
Virtual Appliance – Netwrix
Virtual Appliances – FREE download Virtual Appliances
Cisco Content Security Management Virtual Appliance …
VMware vCloud Air External links:
VMware Data Privacy Addendum to VMware vCloud Air …
VMware vCloud Air – User Management
VMware vCloud Air
App Engine External links:
Google Cloud adds firewall to App Engine | ZDNet
Developing Scalable Apps with Google App Engine | …