- Open source PaaS offerings look to MBaaS to fulfill their mobile app platform requirements.
- FeedHenry and other MBaaS providers differentiate from MEAPs by shifting the focus from the building of the app to how apps connect securely to backend systems.
I have been following PaaS providers’ mobile application platform strategies for the past year and have concluded that leading open source PaaS offerings are opting for MBaaS over traditional MEAP. IBM added the IBM Worklight technology to its PaaS appliance in the spring, and SAP added components of SAP Mobile Platform to the SAP HANA Cloud PaaS platform about the same time. However, the two leading open source enterprise PaaS offerings in this space – VMware/Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift – seem to be pinning all their mobile app platform hopes on a little-known mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) provider called FeedHenry. This is a company worth following, because it has aspirations to continue building out its ecosystem to partner with other leading cloud providers, including those that move in non-middleware circles, such as HP. Continue reading “MBaaS Player FeedHenry Attracts Attention of Leading Cloud Providers”