Use IaaS for PaaS

Exploring IaaS delivery services available to PaaS developers

From the developerWorks archives

Judith Myerson

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: May 10, 2013

Some Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers aren't willing to give Layer 4-7 services to enterprises that want to migrate applications requiring complex load balancing, applications, and firewalls from their private data centers into a public IaaS. Providers who do give Layer 4-7 services take prudent, proactive steps to offer Platform as a Service (PaaS) developers a wider range of IaaS delivery services (for example, disaster recovery service). Learn which delivery services the PaaS can use and what layers of multi-defense mechanisms should be considered to better protect the IaaS from cloud abuse.

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