Hype Cycle for Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS), 2012



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Cloud application infrastructure services (i.e., platform as a service) form a core layer in cloud architecture. As the software industry giants begin to enter the PaaS market, the hype concerning PaaS's merits, prospects and value will intensify.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Business Analytics PaaS
      • Platform as a Service in China
      • Comprehensive PaaS
      • Cloud-Enabled Integration Platforms (CEIPs)
      • Cloud MOM Services
      • Customization Brokerage
      • ALM PaaS
      • Private Platform as a Service
      • Cloud Managed File Transfer Services
      • Portal PaaS
      • Application Service Governance
      • IaaS + Middleware
      • Cloud-Enabled Application Platforms (CEAPs)
    • At the Peak
      • BPM Platform as a Service (bpmPaaS)
      • Integration PaaS
      • Platform as a Service
      • Open PaaS
      • Application PaaS
      • Elastic Multitenancy
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Cloud Computing
      • Application Security as a Service
      • Integration Brokerage
      • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Web and Application Hosting
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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