SAP today announced that it has become a sponsor of two key open source communities: Cloud Foundry®, the industry-leading open platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and the OpenStack Foundation.
IDC’s new study forecasts that the worldwide public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market is expected to grow to over $14 billion in 2017. The opportunities for monetizing public PaaS functionality are high in light of the advances being made in social, mobile, and …
Worldwide spending on public IT cloud services will reach $47.4 billion in 2013 and is expected to be more than $107 billion in 2017
New Conference Program Aligns Content Tracks with Competing Cloud Ecosystems
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service provider, has announced the acquisition of FoxWeave, a company that provides cloud-based data integration services. The acquisition enables CloudBees to embed data integration services into its platform, thus making it easier for …
Red Hat outlines strategy for open hybrid enterprise PaaS with OpenShift
High-tech companies are struggling to transform their traditional business models of shipping hardware products or packaged software to more complex business models of providing new services based on cloud computing, new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) research has found.
Platform as a service is a core layer of the cloud computing architecture, and its evolution will affect the future of most users and vendors in enterprise software markets, according to Gartner, Inc.
Internet has revolutionized the way business is operated harnessing limitless opportunities to perform routine to critical organizational functions. Cloud Computing is a remarkable shift in IT industry, which enables virtually anyone for reliable, scalable and on demand robust IT as a Service solutions stacks. Platform as a Service is a cloud service offering which enables the development, deployment, integration and maintenance of key business applications without even buying the underlying backend architecture, on a convenient pay as you go model, where all these applications are hosted on the provider’s infrastructure and are entirely accessible via internet.
What is Platform as a Service?
Platform as a Service provides the entire infrastructure essential to either design or deploy general, social, business and enterprise level software applications, without managing or controlling the host cloud infrastructure including networks, servers, operating systems, storage and all the programming tools & applications, hence providing the Platform to build, test and deploy applications with the same development architecture & infrastructure as an organization would require in-house for building and hosting enterprise level applications.
More and more companies are following the steps of early adopters of cloud computing and making strategies for cloud migration due to the list of enticing business benefits of the cloud that is only getting longer as the new ways for successful mitigation of risks involved with cloud adoption are emerging. As the technology itself is maturing, so are the ways to make the migration to the cloud more effective and its benefits more tangible. With a proper planning and the right choice of the cloud solution and solution provider, companies can truly capitalize on the benefits offered by the cloud in the form of reduced costs and capital expenditures, increased operational efficiencies, scalability, flexibility, immediate time to market, and so on.