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Understanding PaaS Technologies and Architecture to Aid Cloud Strategy

Published: 20 November 2015

ID: G00292947

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Paul Vincent , Anne Thomas


The platform-as-a-service market is highly differentiated. This research note provides a conceptual framework that IT leaders can use to understand the impact that PaaS technologies and architectures can have on cloud strategies.

Table Of Contents


  • An Introduction to PaaS
  • High-Level PaaS Architecture
    • PaaS Platform Services: Middleware Functionality
    • PaaS Frameworks: Cloud Features
  • Private PaaS
  • High-Level PaaS Architecture Observations and Recommendations

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