Advocates of platform-as-a-Service offerings promote how easy it is to deploy and manage applications without having to be - or to hire - a system administrator. But as with most things, there are inevitable trade-offs. The less you have to manage the platform you deploy to, the more you're tied to the stack the PaaS provides. Today AppFog adds a duo of supported services to their stack, bringing new database and email options to the company's developers.
WalmartLabs has released OneOps, a cloud management and application lifecycle management platform, as open source. OneOps is a multi-cloud application orchestrator that developers can use to quickly develop and launch applications as well as maintain them throughout the entire application lifecycle.