Building Systems Management as a Service

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Details on Quest OnDemand

A fairly detailed discussion at Microsoft PDC about Quest OnDemand

Ben Riga posted a video recording with a fairly detailed discussion we had at Microsoft PDC about Quest OnDemand (Quest’s Systems Management as a Service offering).

One thing I could not help noticing is how the UI of the service itself changed between this shooting in November and the way it looks today.

I guess this is a testimony of how SaaS model lets vendors innovate fast.

In that discussion we have covered quite a few topic which I hope you will find interesting:

  • What is Systems Management as a Service and how it is different from all other *aaS offerings,
  • How SaaS can increase market penetration,
  • Quest strategy in SaaS vs. on premises products,
  • Why and how we picked Windows Azure as our platform,
  • Which code from existing on-premises products could be re-used and which had to be developed from scratch,
  • Some details on the product architecture including security and multi-tenancy.

One thing I could not help noticing is how the UI of the service itself changed between this shooting in November and the way it looks today. I guess this is a testimony of how SaaS model lets vendors innovate fast.

Check out the video here.

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Dmitry Sotnikov is VP of Cloud at WSO2, building the cloud business for this leading middleware provider. Check out the WSO2 Cloud platform at http://CloudPreview.WSO2.com