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Richard Watson
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5 years at Gartner
21 years IT industry

Richard Watson is an analyst in Gartner's Technical Professionals Research Service. He advises clients on cloud computing, application architecture, and application platforms. ...Read Full Bio

Is it a PaaS? Who cares. AWS launches a PHP option for Elastic Beanstalk

by Richard Watson  |  March 21, 2012

What happened yesterday?  Amazon Web Services launched a PHP option for Elastic Beanstalk. Apart from studiously avoiding the PaaS word, what Jeff Barr and Werner Vogels don’t say in their posts introducing the update is that this is clearly a Facebook app play.  Heroku has been enjoying mindshare as go-to cloud platform for Facebook backends, now AWS wants to compete with […]

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