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Choose the best PaaS tool for your app dev needs


Platform as a service is a category of cloud computing that streamlines how developers build and deploy applications. While a primary goal of any PaaS implementation is to minimize infrastructure management and overhead during the app development process, these products can offer a range of other advantages, including reduced application delivery times, a flexible pricing model and access to emerging cloud services and technologies.

And while there are some potential risks that come with PaaS -- such as vendor lock-in -- adoption is expected to rise. According to analyst firm Gartner, the public PaaS market will grow from $11.9 billion in 2017 to $27.3 billion in 2021.

To find the best PaaS tool for their company, buyers must assess a number of factors, ranging from cost to functionality. They should zero in on two categories of features in their search -- productivity and stability -- and evaluate how PaaS tools differ in their support for functionality such as low-code/no-code and data export. On top of these guiding factors, the PaaS market varies widely from provider to provider in terms of cost, supported programming languages and more.

This product guide helps buyers assess how PaaS would -- or would not -- benefit their development team, the specific features they should look for in potential PaaS providers and some of the leading public PaaS options available on the market today.

1Do I need?-

Evaluate whether your enterprise can benefit from PaaS

Among other benefits, PaaS tools free developers from mundane infrastructure management tasks and enable them to deliver applications more quickly. Learn about these and other PaaS advantages and whether they're a worthwhile investment for your organization.


Weigh the benefits of PaaS providers against lock-in risks

The best PaaS provider for your company will simplify and accelerate the application delivery process but at the cost, potentially, of vendor lock-in. Continue Reading

2Which should I buy?-

Determine the best PaaS provider for your app dev needs

Take a high-level look at the leading PaaS options on the market and how they compare in terms of two crucial types of features: those for developer productivity and those for application stability.


Evaluate PaaS vendors based on these two types of features

To find the best PaaS vendor for their organization, buyers should evaluate capabilities around collaboration, automation, continuous integration and more. Continue Reading

3Product roundup-

Compare leading PaaS vendors and their notable features

The PaaS market is diverse, making it difficult for buyers to sift through all their options. Read this in-depth overview of various public PaaS offerings on the market today, including their standout features, licensing models, supported programming languages and other key components.


Assess the pros and cons of leading PaaS tools

Use this roundup of leading PaaS vendors to determine the best option for your organization's unique application development and deployment needs. Continue Reading

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