World's First Open Platform as a Service

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Open platform as a service launched - the revolution will be openized

Sullivan Software Systems formally announced today the launch of the world's first Open Platform as a Service (also known as OPaaS or Open PaaS), at addressing the shortcomings of older traditional Platform as a Service (PaaS) and taking the market to the next level.

Developers can now use any programming language, any operating system, any development tools, any database, any infrastructure, (e.g., private server, the OPaaS server, Amazon Web Services, Google, or any other cloud) to develop and deliver applications and systems. Developers are no longer limited to creating closed, proprietary applications for a particular limited platform or "walled-garden" as is the case with current Platform as a Service offerings such as, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, etc.

Borrowing the best ideas from IDE's, frameworks, RAD, Web services, grid/cloud computing and Open Source, Open Platform as a Service creates a logical application ecosystem and puts the much needed front-end/face on all of it. Open Platform as a Service brings all the pieces together seamlessly for programmers and users in a self-sustaining ecosystem. Also, because Open Platform as a Service works over standard HTTP, developers can easily incorporate existing scripts, applications, web services etc. There are no longer limits on application creation. If it can be imagined, it can be created and delivered instantly on a scalable platform.

Not only does this model offer the most flexibility and enable the best applications to be created because the best tools can be used, it also is an insurance policy should a PaaS vendor go out of business, which is becoming more common.

"We've come so far on the Internet, but yet have taken a great leap backwards in terms of Platforms as a Service offerings which, thus far, have been very limited" said Kwok Lo, lead developer at Sullivan Software Systems. "Under any other circumstances, nobody in their right mind would pick a platform where the vendor dictates the single or proprietary programming language, the operating system, the server, the database and limited proprietary application programming interface (API) and sets the price as well as the rules and can change them at any point and put you out of business after or even before they go out of business."

The Open Tools Suite
The Open Platform as a Service next generation suite of tools includes, ModBlock, ModMaker, ModBox, OpenApp featuring Click 2 Code and AppMap. Each tool provides a practical solution to the major problems with Internet application (and software in general) development and distribution. The open tools work together seamlessly to provide a complete self-sustaining application ecosystem. The open tools are available at

Backward and Forward Compatibility
Open Platform as a Service is backwards-compatible with both Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Because OPaaS works over standard HTTP, you can either access SaaS applications directly within OPaaS or migrate ("Openize") existing SaaS applications to run on the Open Platform as a Service. Similarly, you can access the functionality of existing PaaS applications directly within OPaaS. In fact, the Open Platform API (OPAPI) is so open, you could actually create any PaaS with OPaaS. Existing PaaS vendors can "Openize" their PaaS to make them more appealing to developers and users as well as lower costs.

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Sullivan Software Systems creates and licenses cutting edge Internet software which differentiates companies from their competitors. Companies currently using Sullivan Software Systems include, Cisco, Sun, IBM, HP, Sony as well as many SMB's. For more information on Sullivan Software Systems, visit

Sullivan Software Systems, Open Platform as a Service, Open PaaS, OPaaS, ModMaker, ModBox, OpenApp, AppMap, Click 2 Code, Open Applications, Openize, and OPAPI are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sullivan Software Systems and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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