In my opinion, platform as as service (PaaS) is the most innovative service model in cloud computing.
It is also the least well understood, and has the highest confusion factor.
One way to think of an important PaaS variant is as websites that are used by other software, rather than humans. So Twitter exposes a PaaS model for other applications (such as phone apps) to use. The technology to do that is called an API (application programming interface), and it turns Twitter into a software component that you can program. Hence the phrase: the programmable web.
Want to read more about this, and see some application examples? Have a look at this great presentation. (Note: only the first slide is in Dutch. API Koning is a homophone word play alluding to king of the Apes, or API’s in this case.)
For even more information look at Anne Helmond’s blog post on APIs.
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I have appreciated very well most topics and particulary the Security Risk & compliance topics. Comparison on IT process on premise with those in the Cloud is quite good. But, it could be done deeper.
This class is great. Good balance between you talking, and us chatting. You keep control of the syllabus and the schedule, and we provide some information on what the facts mean to us and how we understand them in our context. Brilliant stuff.
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Peter is incredibly knowledgeable and takes the time to answer questions and actually work with his students. The course is also an amazing way to learn how AWS actually works and, by the end of the labs, you feel ready to manage your own cloud! The materials are easy to understand and yet technical enough to get real-life security implemented. This was a great course and far beyond most of the accreditation courses I have completed.
I attended Peter's CCSK-training and found it very useful, because 1) the sessions gave me more insight on several other aspects of cloud computing than only security, 2) it "inspired" (/forced) me to study the CSA guide/ENISA more thorughly and not least 3) I manage to pass the exam 🙂
I had very little to no experience wit the CLOUD, so this training was incredibly valuable to me. My new professional responsibilities are becoming more and more cloud centric. I have a greatly improved level of confidence because I know I have a solid educational foundation that the training and exam preparation has provided for me. I cannot recommend it highly enough!