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As platform-as-a-service (PaaS) starts to gain traction in the enterprise, an opportunity to standardize on a common application development platform—both on-premises and in the cloud—is starting to present itself. Case in point is a new alliance between Microsoft and Apprenda under which Apprenda will deploy its PaaS environment on top of Microsoft Azure.
Roughly a year after Elastic Beam launched a machine-learning driven API security solution, Ping Identity stepped-in, acquired the startup, and folded it into its portfolio as the Ping Intelligence Business Unit. With dust from that marriage having settled, Ping's Jason Bonds gives us an update.