The first version of the EU-funded PaaSport Marketplace, a thin, non-intrusive online broker that mediates between PaaS offerings and PaaS users to serve as a marketplace for PaaS offerings, has been released. The PaaSport project will launch a final version later this year.
The PaaSport Marketplace allows different PaaS providers to advertise their cloud offerings while enabling developers to discover the PaaS offerings that best meet their needs. Importantly, users benefit from a PaaS abstraction layer that prevents the “vendor lock-in” problem.
PaaSport Marketplace also relies on open standards and introduces a scalable, reusable, modular, extendable and transferable approach for facilitating the deployment and execution of resource intensive business services on top of semantically-enhanced cloud PaaS offerings.
In the first release of PaaSport Marketplace, developers can use PaaSport and create an application profile in order to find the best matching PaaS providers. This allows developers to select – according to their needs – the required services of the application they would like to deploy. Each selected service contains a set of service parameters which can then be defined and customised based on the developer’s needs.
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In the coming months, the PaaSport project consortium will focus on extending the offered solution in terms of supported PaaS providers, monitoring and application management capabilities. In parallel, the development team will focus on improving PaaSport Marketplace in terms of security, performance and scalability, while resolving any technical issues with this initial release.
Learn more about the PaaSport project and PaaSport Marketplace at paasport-project.eu.