As reported here, “In a move to jump ahead of other PaaS (platform as a service) providers in the enterprise space, Red Hat will augment its OpenShift offering with a suite of middleware to ease the process of deploying cloud-based applications.”
In 2014, Red Hat will introduce new services into OpenShift for messaging, running server-based applications, business process modeling, and communicating with mobile clients. You’ll find these new middleware services in Red Hat’s JBoss suite of middleware software.
The movement to middleware services, in support of cloud-based deployments, will be of greater focus as more cloud-based applications come on-line. Communications between local and cloud-based applications are a core requirement that many who build cloud-based applications don’t consider until the last stages of the migration. Middleware offers potential solutions.
I suspect that more cloud-platform providers will continue to grow their middleware offerings in the cloud to account for market demand. However, this also highlights the fact that more thought and architecture needs to go into these applications, including how they communicate with one another.