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PaaS: What is it?
Experts share insights on the increasingly popular but still nascent Platform-as-a-Service delivery model. Read Now
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is still catching up to its bigger, better-known colleagues, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
"Without any doubt, use of PaaS is growing," Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc., has said. But, he says, there's still plenty of confusion about exactly what PaaS is and what it's supposed to do.
This guide will eliminate some of that confusion -- particularly about private PaaS. This collection of content defines PaaS and offers expert advice on choosing the right private PaaS offering, as well as using private PaaS to empower mobile employees and address enterprise governance and cloud security concerns. This guide includes a couple of expert podcasts with additional information and a quiz to test your PaaS knowledge.
1Working with PaaS and cloud
In these podcasts, get insights on PaaS, IaaS and cloud from experts in the field. Watch and learn as four members of ActiveState discuss PaaS. Find out about the strengths and limitations of converging IaaS and PaaS.
Discussing private PaaS with ActiveState
Four members of the ActiveState team discuss issues in Platform as a Service and ActiveState's Stackato PaaS. Listen Now
Private PaaS and IaaS: The next generation of private cloud
Learn how a convergence with IaaS and private PaaS could meet the needs of IT pros. Listen Now
2Test your PaaS knowledge
Take this quiz on Platform as a Service and see how extensive your knowledge is about the topic.