Cloud pundits and users seem to tout infrastructure as a service and software as a service, but where does platform as a service fit in? Many companies have moved their development efforts to the cloud through PaaS to take advantage of its flexibility, but it hasn't gained the widespread adoption numbers other cloud services have.
Meanwhile, the PaaS market has become crowded, with such major players as Microsoft’s Windows Azure fighting to the top. As open source PaaS, such as Cloud Foundry, gains popularity and companies make acquisitions, however, the choice of which vendor to choose isn't so simple.
Private PaaS continues to gain steam as enterprises worry about data security -- but is it enough to boost widespread adoption? Or should we be looking down a different cloud platform path entirely? This guide has everything you need to know about PaaS, and whether it's right for you.
Choosing platform as a service in the enterprise
To know if platform as a service is the right cloud option for your enterprise, you first have to know what you hope PaaS will achieve. Understand where PaaS fits among IaaS and SaaS and why some companies are choosing to move development efforts to the cloud. Our expert advice and opinions can help enterprises determine why platform as a service might be the most effective option.
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Everyone is talking about PaaS, so we asked our cloud experts to weigh in on its pros and cons -- and what the future will hold. Continue Reading
Companies looking to invest in platform as a service face more choices than ever before, so it's important to know where to focus. Continue Reading
Big data in the cloud is in vogue. With players like Amazon, Google and Heroku in the mix, enterprises can use PaaS to analyze big data with Hadoop. Continue Reading
What makes PaaS an investment for today's developers? CloudBees founder and CEO answers tough questions and gives practical advice. Continue Reading
PaaS vendors have flooded the market with information -- some good, some bad. Enterprise IT would be prudent to know which questions to ask any potential suitors. Continue Reading
Who's who in the PaaS cloud provider market?
In the ever-evolving cloud computing market, it can be difficult to clearly distinguish the platform as a service players. Microsoft's Windows Azure may be the biggest name in PaaS right now, but some experts say that may not last. With open source PaaS and recent acquisitions, the market is heating up and other vendors are making their moves. These expert tips, advice and industry news can help you understand which PaaS cloud vendor may be the best fit for you.
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PaaS vendors have evolved their products to support multiple languages and IaaS. Here are some key features to keep in mind when choosing your provider. Continue Reading
Red Hat launched OpenShift Online and Savvis bought AppFog, but the size of the enterprise PaaS market is still tricky to pin down. Continue Reading
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Troubles in the PaaS cloud market -- and where it's going
While SaaS and IaaS investments are on the rise, PaaS tends to lag behind. As enterprises worry about cloud security and governance concerns, PaaS providers are stepping up to quell those fears. Can options like private PaaS help boost adoption in the enterprise? Or will something else, such as IaaS vendors capitalizing on offering platform services, change the game entirely?
Data governance and cloud security concerns have kept enterprise IT away from PaaS, but many see the value of private PaaS. Continue Reading
A PaaS cloud can deliver production apps at a fraction of the cost, but IaaS vendors are capitalizing on enterprise hesitance by offering pseudo PaaS. Continue Reading
PaaS hasn't seen the success as SaaS and IaaS, sometimes due to cloud washing. Can enterprise IT overcome these hurdles and see its true value? Continue Reading
PaaS adoption predictions are trendy right now, but defining PaaS can be tricky. Some pundits believe the line will eventually disappear between IaaS and SaaS. Continue Reading
As IaaS reigns as king of the cloud market and PaaS struggles, cloud pros are seeking the next wave of cloud services. Continue Reading