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Platform as a Service (PaaS)

platform as a service - paasA platform as a service (PaaS) offering, usually depicted in all-cloud diagrams between the SaaS layer above it and the IaaS layer below, is a broad collection of application infrastructure (middleware) services (including application platform, integration, business process management and database services). However, the hype surrounding the PaaS concept is focused mainly on application PaaS (aPaaS) as the representative of the whole category.

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Platform as a service - PaaS
Gartner, Inc.
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PaaS is a broad collection of application infrastructure (middleware) services (including application platform, integration, business process management and database services). Usually sittling between the Saas and IaaS layers.

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