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Thursday, April 10 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
PaaS vS IaaS - Does it matter?

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There's been a renewed debate recently over the various layers of cloud computing stacks. At stake is a fight for cloud computing market share and mind share -- and possibly, the future of cloud platforms.

At the center of the cloud platform debate is a new reality: Cloud consumers no longer need to manage or worry about the underlying infrastructure. The question of platform occurs only when you ask who or what controls operating systems, storage, deployed applications, and networking components. Platform as a service (PaaS) focuses not on the infrastructure pieces, but on the deployment of applications and configuration settings for the application-hosting environment. For most PaaS offerings, the preponderance of infrastructure features has been removed, and the focus is on deploying a composable set of application components rather than controlling the lower-level components.

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Reuven Cohen

Chief Technology Advocate, Citrix
Reuven is recognized as an early innovator in the cloud computing space, as the founder of Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self-service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005, as well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.Today he leads Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) world wide advocacy efforts with a particular focus on increasing the... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
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