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Seven Key Criteria for Selecting Application Platform as a Service

Published: 27 July 2016

ID: G00310435

Analyst(s): Paul Vincent , Yefim Natis


Application platform as a service is a key weapon for CTOs to adopt to meet increasing business expectations on IT services and reducing their time to market. Here are seven key selection criteria for ensuring the best match of aPaaS to your IT requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify, Update and Prioritize Your IT Requirements
  • Use Our Seven Selection Criteria to Align aPaaS to Strategic IT Goals
    • 1: Provider-Managed or Self-Managed aPaaS?
    • 2: High-Control or High-Productivity aPaaS?
    • 3: Development Language, Model or Framework Preferences
    • 4: Cloudiness Benefits
    • 5: Architecture Requirements
    • 6: Functionality
    • 7: Commercial Goals
  • Be Prepared to Use Multiple aPaaS Solutions
  • Consider the Adoption of aPaaS as Tactical

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