ZDNet | June 6, 2012

What does Windows Azure Web Sites bring to Microsoft’s cloud?

Apprenda, a PaaS vendor in its own right, developed a private PaaS designed to run on-premises. (The idea is like Microsoft’s largely missing-in-action Azure Appliance approach, except done in software, rather than delivered as racks of servers.)

Apprenda is now integrating directly with Azure in a way that it can “rope into Azure’s resources, all in a single pane of glass,” said Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller.

“We’re removing the public-private distinction,” he said.