Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a delivery of a computing platform over the web. PaaS enables agility, and provides a low cost alternative to buying and managing complex software and/or hardware. InfoQ had a chance to conduct a virtual panel to explore the world of PaaS, the different flavors that it comes in, its relevance in the enterprise and get a sense for the future of PaaS ecosystem.
This article reviews and compares 6 leading vendors of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions for Java developers, together with 3 up and coming vendors mentioned at the end of the article. After reading it, you will learn different technical and business approaches of Java PaaS, and then decide for yourself which vendor provides the best platform for your needs.
As an industry, we have converged onto a standard three-layered service model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) to describe cloud computing, with each layer defined in terms of the operational control capabilities it offers. This is unlike, enterprise shared services, which have unique characteristics around ownership, funding and operations, and they span SaaS and PaaS layers, as we explore the differences.
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