Table of Contents
IDC PlanScape Figure
Figure: IDC PlanScape: Platform as a Service
Why Is Platform as a Service Important?
Figure: Traditional Versus Cloud Way of Starting a Software Business
What Is Platform as a Service?
Figure: Representative Platform-as-a-Service Components
Table: Deployment-Centric and Model-Driven Application Platform Characteristics
Table: Matching Application Needs with PaaS Technology Choices
Table: Common Cloud-Delivered Platform Services
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
Table: Key Stakeholders — Platform as a Service
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Platform-as-a-Service Technology?