The Upside-Down Economics of Building Your Own Platform

January 27, 2017

Over the last 20 years, information technology has crept closer to the center of business. IT now powers nearly every function of the modern enterprise.

Today, three factors shape business and IT strategy: a middleware refresh, the move to the cloud, and digital disruption. How can an organization respond to these drivers?

Developers can either embrace “full-stack engineering” and build and operate entire application stacks - the do-it-yourself (DIY) option. Or they can deploy a commercial platform, and focus on custom software, while the vendor provides patches, new features, and ongoing support.

Which path do you choose?

In this free white paper, we'll arm you with the tools and facts you need to effectively discuss and discredit the DIY platform approach.

This white paper discusses:

  • What it means to be a cloud-native platform
  • The 4 DIY pitfalls of building a platform
  • Buying versus building software
  • An overview of cloud-native capabilities

About the Author

Jared Ruckle is Principal Product Marketing Manager for Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Find him on Twitter as @jaredruckle.

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