Gartner Research

Justify the Business Case for Application PaaS With These Five Benefits

Published: 28 September 2016

ID: G00315603

Analyst(s): Paul Vincent

Summary

Application leaders responsible for application infrastructure can struggle to provide a full justification for investment in application platform as a service. There are five core benefits that application leaders can use to define the expected ROI in their business case for aPaaS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • The Five Key Benefits of aPaaS
  • Understanding the Benefits
    • 1 Developer Productivity
    • 2 Architecture Efficiency
    • 3 Platform Self-Service
    • 4 Technology Availability
    • 5 Operational Cost Model
    • Effect of Public Versus Private
    • Effect of High Productivity or High Control
    • aPaaS Benefits Include PaaS Benefits
  • Select aPaaS for Productivity and Operational Agility Benefits
  • Improve Application Development Cost Metrics
  • Exploit the PaaS Subscription Model to Justify Best of Breed

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