Gigaom – When PaaS is Appropriate

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions are increasingly popular and can speed time to market while cutting costs, but they are not for all organizations and they are not all the same. Before a business can ask whether PaaS makes sense, it must first understand its own needs and the differences among the wide variety of PaaS offerings. Then it must consider the realities of its existing infrastructure and staff and how to best integrate those resources with service-based offerings.

This Gigaom report defines PaaS, investigates the available options, and then supplies concrete recommendations for what to use where and when.

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