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Platform as a service can mean different things to different people. The most prominent feature of a PaaS is the ability to abstract away issues that every developer within an organization has to deal with. As an example, developers today don’t need to fear scalability and load balancing issues as much as engineers of the 90’s and early 2000s. We can develop our applications without worrying about the scaling that is going on under the covers.
Sinclair Schuller is the CEO of Apprenda and he joins the show today to discuss what is involved in building a PaaS, particularly one targeted at enterprises. His company was started in 2007, just a few years after AWS got started.
We also talked about the potential Docker Fork, for which Sinclair had useful business and engineering perspectives.