A platform as a service (PaaS) offering, usually depicted in all-cloud diagrams between the SaaS layer above it and the IaaS layer below, is a broad collection of application infrastructure (middleware) services (including application platform, integration, business process management and database services). However, the hype surrounding the PaaS concept is focused mainly on application PaaS (aPaaS ) as the representative of the whole category.
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Strategic adoption of PaaS is increasing, while PaaS vendors are continuing to innovate and introduce change. Application leaders responsible for architecture and infrastructure should understand cloud platform market trends to exploit them for competitive advantage.
The cloud is a platform of continuous innovation, rapid change, business opportunity and vendor hype. Over 200 specialist and generalist PaaS offerings are represented in this comprehensive market analysis, designed for IT leaders guiding their organizations to cloud competence and excellence.
September 27, 2016
Moving IT services to Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) cloud providers profoundly affects the roles and responsibilities of IT. IT Infrastructure Professionals (ITIPs) and managers must think about their roles, hone new skills and build a strategy for staying relevant in the forthcoming IT landscape.
Application leaders must understand the trends in application platforms to choose and plan new solutions, platform technologies, cloud services, architecture directions, skills, policies and organization models – with confidence. Informed readiness today will translate to business competitive advantage tomorrow.