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Submission + - Leading Cloud PaaS vendors to meet in Deathmatch series (

JavaGenosse writes: In this engaging format of knock-out `PaaS Deathmatch`panel discussions, co-hosted with 4th annual Cloud Slam’12 conference May 30-31, 2012 in San Francisco, “Players” (accompanied by one of their clients) will defend their platforms by presenting use cases / show benefits / discuss successes based on PaaS deployments.
This inaugural PaaS Deathmatch series aims to cover following topics:
- Depth vs Breadth: when do you need single language PaaS or multiple language PaaS
- IT and business perspectives on cloud platforms: problems and solutions, developer/user adoption; open source vs proprietary; application frameworks (Spring, GWT, Rails, Django etc.)
- Future directions of cloud platforms (Private vs Hosted / Public PaaS)
- Additional platforms: integration, security, middleware

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May 30, 10:30am, Match 1, Referee – Audience, Room D
May 30, 11:05am, Match 2, Referee – Audience, Room D
May 30, 2:20pm, Match 3, Referee – Audience, Room D
May 31, 10:30am, Match 4, Referee – Audience, Room D
The referees (independent analysts or audience) select the winner who will receive title recognition and complimentary sponsorship of a future event by Cloudcor.
Seats are subject to availability on first come basis. Register Now and Pick Your PaaS DeathMatch ticket at
Use #paasdeathmatch hashtag on May 30-31 to keep track of updates on Twitter

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