Private PaaS offerings: Benefits, challenges, best practices and more

Last updated:January 2014

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Editor's note

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.

2Test your PaaS knowledge

Take this quiz on Platform as a Service and see how extensive your knowledge is about the topic.