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Open PaaS from Sullivan Systems

Posted on 6.29.2009

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 application ecosystem.

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, 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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