Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Public Cloud Enterprise Application Platform as a Service

Published: 12 April 2017

ID: G00319353

Analyst(s): Traverse Clayton, Richard Watson

Summary

Technical professionals responsible for choosing a cloud platform can use this comprehensive set of criteria to assess aPaaS cloud providers and services, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix or Salesforce App Cloud.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • How to Use These Criteria and the Accompanying Toolkit
  • Baseline Criteria
  • Plan the Architecture
    • Plan: Application Architecture Components
    • Plan: Virtualization and Hosting Architecture
    • Plan: Standards, Openness and Portability
    • Plan: Subtenant Services (SaaS on PaaS)
  • Develop the Application
    • Develop: Developer Tooling
    • Develop: Programmability/APIs
    • Develop: Built-In and Add-On Application Platform Services
  • Deploy and Operate the Application
    • Deploy and Operate: Code Deployment and Life Cycle Management
    • Deploy and Operate: Logging, Monitoring and Alerting
    • Deploy and Operate: Web Front End and Networking
  • Govern and Manage Service Levels
    • Govern and Manage: Scalability, Resilience and Availability
    • Govern and Manage: Support and Service Levels
    • Govern and Manage: Change Management
    • Govern and Manage: Compliance, Security and Access Control
    • Govern and Manage: Platform Governance

Using the Criteria Toolkit

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.