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1 Cloud Portability: PaaS Delivers the Holy Grail White Paper Published in 2012

2 Cloud Portability: PaaS Delivers the Holy Grail Today s enterprise is built on the promise of mobility, everywhere-access and flexibility. We work on multiple devices when and where we want, whether at the office, on the road or at home. We expect full access to our data and applications whether we re on a sales call, in a boardroom or on a cross-continental flight. And we want to be able to transfer our data to whatever platform we re using, whether it s mobile, on the desktop, or in the cloud. That same need for portability applies to enterprise applications deployed to the cloud. When businesses house apps in the cloud, they expect to be able to move them where they need to be for optimal service, regulatory compliance, and privacy. Application portability is critical, but it s a need left unfulfilled by public cloud providers. Why Move Your Apps to the Cloud? Even with the well-documented benefits and widespread adoption of cloud platforms for application deployment, you might still be asking yourself whether the cloud is right for your business. Moving to the cloud brings tangible business benefits that include cost savings, resource efficiencies, and scalability. And with a private cloud, you can even achieve application portability: Cost savings: With cloud hosting services, you pay only for the data storage space you need. You save on infrastructure costs by paying incrementally, as your business grows. Storage: Private servers and computer systems are costly to buy and to maintain. You get greater storage capacity in the cloud without the infrastructure investment. Backup: Hosting your applications and data in the cloud means an automatic off-site backup system and disaster recovery mechanism. Automation: You can push new updates directly to the cloud without worrying about constant server updates, which gives IT the freedom to concentrate on innovation rather than maintenance. Flexibility: The cloud delivers more flexibility than traditional methods of deploying applications and infrastructure, and it offers the mobility your users need to access information from wherever they are. Portability: Deploying your applications using a Platform as a Service (PaaS) middleware layer gives you the ability to take your applications with you transferring them to a new provider as required, or bringing them to your own private cloud. 1

3 What is Cloud Portability? As a business, your focus is on creating value to serve customer needs. You need to be able to scale your business up and down as demands dictate, without constantly worrying about IT infrastructure. So the benefits of hosting your applications in the cloud come down to flexibility the ability to innovate quickly, deploy rapidly, and provision space as required to meet your needs. The ideal scenario in moving from one cloud service provider to another is a seamless service experience. The Need for Speed Doing business well in the Internet era is all about rapid timelines going from idea to design to prototype to proof of concept and trials, and pushing solutions into production in timeframes that weren t even imaginable in the 1990s. No CIO wants to wait weeks for hardware and software stacks to be configured on a set of servers that the company is eventually going to outgrow. So businesses are moving quickly to cloud service providers set up to provision infrastructure resources. But making a snap decision on a cloud service provider in order to meet production timelines might result in problems with privacy, data sovereignty, service level agreements, and proprietary codebases. Once you re locked in with an outside cloud service provider, it s tough to move your applications into a new environment. Impediments to Portability Cloud portability is about being able to migrate from one cloud environment to another with minimum integration effort and minimal reengineering. But taking your applications from one cloud service provider to another isn t as easy as it sounds: Building and deploying applications to clouds that have proprietary deployment or technology stacks can create cross-platform issues. In the cloud era, it s a challenge to minimize your dependence on specific clouds, but what you really want to do is preserve your options when developing and deploying your applications. The ideal scenario in moving from one cloud service provider to another is a seamless service experience. By increasing service and application portability in a neutral and standardized cloud vendor ecosystem, portable deployment to any cloud becomes possible. The key to mitigating this risk of vendor lock-in is ensuring that your application is built on open standards and is portable to any cloud operating platform. This is the Holy Grail of application portability in the cloud: the smooth migration of existing applications. Getting to the Holy Grail of Cloud Application Portability Idealized portability means a full application life-cycle experience from code to cloud to portability. Your applications should be able to work where and when you require them to, in multiple jurisdictions, in multiple zones, on different clouds, and with different skins. Sounds great right? But how do you get there when cloud service providers all operate with different standards and different specifications? Formal industry standards for cloud interoperability have yet to be developed, and while service providers frequently toss around standard terms like service, application composition, orchestration, and platform, these terms often differ in meaning from provider to provider and affect the interoperability of your applications. When an application is pushed to a new cloud, there are many interdependencies that must be identified and reevaluated. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards, has formed TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications), a technical working group created to develop 2

4 a description of application and infrastructure cloud services, and to define the relationships and operational behavior of these services independent of suppliers and hosting technology. TOSCA aims to make it possible for higher-level operational behavior to be associated with cloud infrastructure management. Having an interoperable description of all the application and infrastructure cloud services, the relationship between parts of any service, and the operational behavior of the services independent of the supplier creating the service will enhance the portability of cloud applications and services. How PaaS Solves the Interoperability Problem A standard open approach would simplify all the interfaces common to multiple clouds without doing away with the specific added-value features that make each cloud unique. But until interoperability standards are in place, running your apps effortlessly in a cloud will require an elastic application middle layer. And if you re relying on public cloud providers, that elastic application middle layer will have to be provided by your cloud host. Unless, of course, you use a Platform as a Service (PaaS). A PaaS sits between the software and the infrastructure, providing everything necessary for an application to run: hardware (virtualized or not), operating system, database, language runtime, modules, and web framework. A PaaS can be deployed on multiple hypervisors and on different types of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) foundations. In a three-tiered cloud-computing model, the PaaS layer lies between your application and the IaaS and provides the elastic middle layer and solution stack as a service that allows for portability so you can push your application to any cloud, anywhere, painlessly and with little or no reengineering. Taking Your PaaS Private When you re choosing a technology stack for portability, be sure to include a PaaS layer that is built with open standards, uses lightweight bindings, and is portable on most cloud operating platforms. You can either choose a cloud hosting provider that offers one, or you can deploy your own PaaS. Stackato can be deployed to any cloud, whether it s a self-hosted platform such as VMware vsphere, or a third-party service like Amazon EC2 or Rackspace. It can even run as a micro-cloud VM on a local developer workstation. A private PaaS offers the same advantages as a public cloud scalability and elasticity while providing the additional security, control, and customization afforded by dedicated resources. The primary differentiator of a private PaaS is that it is operated for a specific organization, either by the organization itself or by a third party. Implementation behind a corporate firewall is often vital to ensure data privacy, security, and control. A private PaaS makes sense for large enterprises that have specific internal IT requirements that public cloud services cannot reliably fulfill, or for companies with application or security requirements that are not compatible with the shared public-resource model. Deploying your own PaaS makes a lot of sense considering some of the technical issues that can arise when moving from one cloud to another. Even if your public provider offers a PaaS, it might not know how to install, deploy, run, and manage your application(s). 3

5 What s Included in Stackato Web Servers» Nginx» Apache» Apache TomEE Data & Messaging Services» MySQL MongoDB Redis» RabbitMQ»» PostgreSQL Filesystem» Memcached Languages ActivePython ActivePerl Java PHP Ruby Node.js Erlang Scala Clojure»».NET Web Frameworks» Django Flask» Bottle Dancer Rails Sinatra»» Spring» Pyramid Mojolicious» Catalyst + more Code and module dependencies often have to be described via script or manifest to tell the PaaS layer about the different dependencies and set up the necessary configurations. For example, a developer might choose a coding language with module dependencies like Perl or Python, a web framework like Spring or Django, or a content management system like Drupal. That developer might include a data service like MongoDB, a mail service, a web server, and the list goes on. All of these elements need to be described for a PaaS. And if you re working within your own PaaS framework, it makes portability that much easier. Stackato Makes Cloud Portability Seamless ActiveState built Stackato in recognition of the value proposition a private PaaS brings to a corporate IT environment. Stackato intelligently packages, extends, and integrates the capabilities of various proven open source packages, including Cloud Foundry, to meet the ever-evolving needs of enterprise development and IT departments. Stackato has been hardened for the enterprise and packed with features such as an easy-to-use webmanagement console, polyglot language support, user and group permissions, and secure linux containers. You can deploy on any cloud you want, whether it s an internal private cloud or a public one. Stackato will harmonize your applications activities and all the policies, processes, and governance of the environment in which they operate. Stackato can be deployed to any cloud, whether it s a self-hosted platform such as VMware vsphere, or a third-party service like Amazon EC2 or Rackspace. It can even run as a micro-cloud VM on a local developer workstation. Stackato enables you to set up and scale. It does all the autoconfiguring on the private PaaS layer on any private cloud or on any IaaS. It allows you to develop and deploy new applications and migrate existing applications into the cloud in a few simple steps. And Stackato offers secure multi-tenancy. Code, Test, and Launch in One Environment Stackato offers support for multiple frameworks and languages, and includes a command line interpreter so you can create scripts. With Stackato s micro-cloud virtual machine, you can deploy on your own desktop, mirroring your production environment running on a public or a private cloud. You can perform trials and testing, and then push to production, all in/from the same environment. In fact, you can run your entire process in one environment. Stackato lets you make any cloud your cloud. You can go from the micro cloud you re running on your desktop and retarget an Amazon cloud, a vsphere cloud, an Open Stack cloud, a Rackspace cloud, or an HP cloud, and you can deploy that PaaS with Stackato on your own private cloud or on any Cloud Foundry stack. The PaaS layer manages the auto scaling and the servicing of the data services, the mail services and all the pieces that your application needs to run on any cloud. So your web users and your IT staff have the same access to their applications across any cloud platform that s running a PaaS layer. With Stackato you can take your VM or your micro cloud, develop on that with your client and push it with a single command straight out to the cloud. It s the full application life-cycle experience, and that s the Holy Grail of cloud computing portability we ve all been seeking. 4

6 About ActiveState ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState s cutting-edge solutions give developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. Stackato is ActiveState s groundbreaking cloud platform for creating a private platform as a service (PaaS), and is the cost-effective, secure, and portable way to develop and deploy apps to the cloud. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState s end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin look to ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market. For more information, visit ActiveState Software Inc Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2 Phone: Fax: phone: Toll-free in North America ActiveState Software Inc. All rights reserved. ActiveState, Komodo,, ActivePerl, ActivePython and Stackato are trademarks or registered trademarks of ActiveState. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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