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Jun 2016 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US41515516

IDC PlanScape: Analyzing Platform-as-a-Service Choices

By: Larry CarvalhoResearch Director, Platform as a Service, Robert P. Mahowald, Erik Berggren

Table of Contents

IDC PlanScape Figure

Figure: IDC PlanScape: Platform as a Service

Executive Summary

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?

Essential Guidance

Related Research


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