Gartner Research

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

Published: 31 July 2012

ID: G00234722

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis


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


  • 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

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