PayPal now builds products on OpenShift Enterprise

Platform as a Service (PaaS) has gotten lots of attention usage from developers looking for easy ways to build and run applications. PayPal sees lots of value in the PaaS model, too. But rather than run on shared infrastructure, it’s chosen to make developers lives easier while deploying PaaS on premise, explained Ryan Granard, PayPal’s vice president of platform engineering, at GigaOM’s Structure conference on Thursday. Companies big and little have been jumping aboard the concept of on-premise PaaS, to some degree because security, regulatory compliance and cloud vendor lock-in fears remain part of the conversation about running on public infrastructure. How is PayPal going about this? It’s been running Red Hat’s OpenShift on-premise PaaS to build out products such as PayPal Here — the company’s answer to Square — as well as a developer sandbox. With that tool, Granard said, a developer chooses a product to work on “and in minutes, we have you up and running in a fully connect…

(Full Story: http://gigaom.com/2013/06/20/paypal-now-builds-products-on-its-internal-paas/ )

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