Gartner Research

Not Just PaaS: Know and Use the Cloud Platform Continuum

Published: 27 October 2016

ID: G00272124

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Lydia Leong


Choosing your cloud platform services only from the PaaS-labeled options limits your choices and leaves multiple alternatives unexamined. PaaS is a rich platform environment, but some application leaders will find the best-fit platform options elsewhere, and most will benefit from combining them.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Not Just PaaS


  • Establish and Share, Across the IT Organization, a Model of Valid Cloud Platform Options With the Recommended Best-Practice Use Case Scenarios
    • IaaS
    • PaaS
    • SaaS
  • Clearly Separate the Recommendations for Use of Public Versus Private Cloud Platform Options

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