This is a required assignment worth 15 points (15-points/1000-points). Assignment

 This is a required assignment worth 15 points (15-points/1000-points). Assignment must be submitted by the due date. No late assignments are allowed. Please discuss the following topics and provide substantive comments to at least two other posts. Select from the following list two topics and discuss. Use only 50-words max per topic to discuss and present your answer.  The discussion questions this week are from Chapter 2  (Jamsa, 2013).

Chapter 2 topics:

  • Define and describe PaaS
  • List the benefits of PaaS
  • Describe the potential disadvantages of PaaS
  • Describe how a cloud-based database management system differs from an on-site database.
  • List the computing resources normally provided with PaaS.
  • Assume your company must deploy a .NET solution to the cloud.  Discuss the options available to developers.  Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.
  • Assume your company must deploy a PHP or Java solution to the cloud.  Discuss the options available to developers.  Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.

Note: You are required to use at least two sources (besides your textbook) to answer the above questions.  The initial post is due by Wednesday at 11:59pm ET.  You must engage on at least three separate days (by Wednesday for the first post and two additional days of peer engagement).  Do not wait until Sunday to engage with peers, this should be an active conversation with your peers.  When replying to peers be sure to engage with substantial posts that add to the conversation.