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Platform as a Service in the Cloud Services Value Chain

Published: 22 September 2011

ID: G00214861

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Laurie Wurster , Massimo Pezzini , Eric Knipp


As part of the cloud services value chain, platform as a service enables organizations to develop, deploy and integrate multitenant business applications on a hosted platform and offers the IT services industry new opportunities for growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • PaaS as Part of the Cloud Services Value Chain
  • Key Trends Drive Change
  • What We Expect Will Happen in the Future
  • Major PaaS Providers and Offerings in the Cloud Services Value Chain
    • Amazon
    • Google
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Red Hat
    • SAP
    • VMware
    • Others
  • What You Need to Know
  • Advice to Providers

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