Sullivan Software Systems has launched an Open Platform as a Service (also known as OPaaS or Open PaaS),
which aims to correct the shortcomings of the traditional Platform as a Service
(PaaS) model and take the market to the next level with a more logical
Developers can now use any programming language, any operating system, any development tools, any database, any infrastructure,
(e.g., private server, the OPaaS server, Amazon Web Services, Google, or any other
cloud) to develop and deliver applications and systems. Developers are no longer limited to creating closed, proprietary applications for a particular limited platform or "walled-garden" as is the case with current Platform as a Service offerings such as
Force.com, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, etc.
From the release: "Open Platform as a Service brings all the
pieces together seamlessly for programmers and users in a self-sustaining
ecosystem. Also, because Open Platform as a Service works over standard HTTP,
developers can easily incorporate existing scripts, applications, web services
etc. There are no longer limits on application creation. If it can be imagined,
it can be created and delivered instantly on a scalable platform."
"We've come so far on the Internet, but yet have taken a great leap
backwards in terms of Platforms as a Service offerings which, thus far, have
been very limited" said Kwok Lo, lead developer at Sullivan Software
Systems. "Under any other circumstances, nobody in their right mind would
pick a platform where the vendor dictates the single or proprietary programming
language, the operating system, the server, the database and limited proprietary
application programming interface (API) and sets the price as well as the rules
and can change them at any point and put you out of business after or even
before they go out of business."
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