Gartner defines enterprise integration platform as a service (EiPaaS) as a combination of integration technology functionalities that are delivered as a suite of cloud services and designed to support enterprise-class integration initiatives. An EiPaaS provider offers high availability, disaster recovery, security, SLAs and technical support. It also enables users to develop and execute multiple integration scenarios by providing support for multiple personas. The EiPaaS vendor must fully manage platform operations, patching and upgrades. EiPaaS offerings are public, stand-alone products that subscribers use directly, as opposed to integration capabilities embedded in another offering (such as a SaaS application or application PaaS).