Ben Golub

PaaS: Present and Future

In the past few weeks, three great, new Platform as a Service offerings have been announced, using Docker as a base technology. We couldn’t be more thrilled. These include: Voxoz an Erlang Based PaaS Flynn an Open Source PaaS powered by Docker Deis an open source PaaS that makes it easy to deploy and scale LXC containers and Chef nodes used to host applications, databases, middleware and other services. dotCloud itself started life as public Platform as a Service provider, offering one of the first, multi-language PaaS solutions. Docker grew out of that experience, and while we see Docker as having applications far beyond PaaS, we clearly have a great deal of interest in how the PaaS market is developing. In our mind, there are four, big trends emerging in the market: