Platform as a Service (PaaS) is widely considered to be the ideal way to get your applications to the cloud. Google with its App Engine product was among the first off the blocks and the last few years have seen steady fixes and enhancements to the platform.
This week Google announced the release of Apigee Hybrid, a new deployment option for Apigee’s API management platform. This new service enables enterprises to host their runtime in a hybrid environment, with deployments both on-premises and in the public cloud.
By 2015 SAP aims to have has one billion people interact with some piece of the company’s software. The folks at SAP are not saying where there are now in terms of achieving that goal, but as part of achieving that goal SAP has been releasing a raft of applications that one would not normally associate with a provider of enterprise applications.