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PaaS Road Map: A Continent Emerging

Published: 14 January 2011

ID: G00209751

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux , Massimo Pezzini , Yefim Natis , Eric Knipp , David Cearley , Daryl Plummer


Cloud middleware services, also known as platform as a service, is a new battlefield in which the leading software vendors compete for industry influence and market leadership. Users will benefit from rapid innovation and will pay to transition to a new IT model.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Application Infrastructure: The Architectural Center of Software
  • The PaaS Road Map
  • PaaS Circa 2011: A Fragmented Best-of-Breed Field
  • PaaS Circa 2013: Use-Pattern-Targeted PaaS Suites
  • PaaS Circa 2015: A Comprehensive PaaS
  • Private and Community PaaS
  • Understanding the PaaS Market
  • Looking to 2011: The Year of PaaS

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