One of the newest cloud service technologies, Platform as a Service (PaaS) is poised for growth and significant market development over the next two years as more high profile vendors – Microsoft and VMware – enter the ring. This storyboard will help to:
- Define PaaS
- Identify the benefits, risks, and costs
- Briefly overview the vendors in the market
- Outline a business case for a PaaS initiative
- Determine the best path forward
A PaaS strategy works best as an integral part of the overall application development strategy, and the opportunity PaaS offers has to be evaluated as part of that strategy rather than strictly as a cloud initiative.