To go digital, your business needs to adopt new cloud-native applications and services and an iterative approach—which requires strong support for developers and operations teams.
In this issue: Platform-as-a-Service
- PaaS can help you go digital
- FEATURED Think you know PaaS? Take another look.
- Survey says: Digitally mature vs. traditional companies: Who’s faring better?
- Customer spotlight: LeShop.ch uses PaaS to speed innovative shopping services
- More to learn: Deliver apps faster with PaaS, DevOps, and application integration | How to get started with PaaS | How containers evolve PaaS frameworks
- Recommended | Red Hat news and more | Related events
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PaaS can help you go digital
A recent report by Bain & Company and Red Hat shows “companies that have made the most strides in digital outperform their rivals.” (More on the survey later.) By shifting their technologies and cultures, digital businesses are more responsive, flexible, and innovative.
To go digital, your business needs to adopt new cloud-native applications and services and an iterative DevOps approach—which requires strong support for developers and operations teams. Both groups make digital transformation possible, but they have different, often conflicting needs. By integrating and simplifying the use of open source projects like Kubernetes, Docker-format containers, and Linux®, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) decouples developers and ops, letting each do what they’re good at without holding the other back.
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Think you know PaaS? Take another look.
If early PaaS offerings didn’t meet your needs, take a look at the ones based on new technologies, like Kubernetes and containers. PaaS technology has evolved alongside other IT changes. A PaaS (or container platform) not only gives developers new capabilities, it helps ops teams better support developers. If you’re using or considering a DevOps approach, check out what the new generation of container platform solutions has to offer.
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Digitally mature vs. traditional companies: Who’s faring better?
Source: Bain & Company with Red Hat, For Traditional Enterprises, the Path to Digital and the Role of Containers, 2016.
- 8x is how much more likely digitally mature companies are to gain market share than the least digitally mature companies.
- 3x is how much faster digitally mature companies deliver better products.
- 100% of the top 15% most digitally mature companies say their IT architecture is agile, adaptable, and scalable.
- 65% of respondents say the main motivation for their digital efforts is reacting to their competitors.
LeShop.ch uses PaaS to speed innovative shopping services
To meet demand, one of Europe’s largest online retailers needed an agile, scalable IT environment. Replacing its legacy IT environment with a microservices-based architecture based on PaaS technology helped LeShop.ch deploy innovative DevOps processes, launch new services faster, and scale to meet customer needs.
More to learn
Deliver apps faster with PaaS, DevOps, and application integration
Whether you’re interested in reducing costs or app delivery time, or increasing reliability or developer productivity, PaaS can help. This introduction to delivering apps faster can get you started.
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How to get started with PaaS
No organization can make all the changes necessary for new technology and strategies or replace their entire infrastructure at once. Instead, IT organizations move toward the cloud in stages, at their own pace.
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How containers evolve PaaS frameworks
Legacy PaaS offerings are expanding to embrace emerging technologies like microservices and containers. With new capabilities, PaaS can offer better flexibility and choice for greater value.
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