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The PaaS Family


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A description of all the PaaS (Platform as a Service) family of service models.

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The PaaS Family

  1. 1. Types of PaaS**Platform as a Service
  2. 2. The PaaS market is still relatively immature, and there are only a few providers who have been delivering PaaS solutions. Gartner estimates that “By 2015, cloud-based solutions will begrowing at a faster rate than on-premises solutions, and 50% of new application ISVs will be pure SaaS providers.” This document describes the different PaaS models available.IN YOUR ZONE
  3. 3. PaaS (Platform as a Service) is where a complete softwareand hardware solution is provided to users, reducing the cost and complexity of buying and managing the individual components.IN YOUR ZONE 3
  4. 4. aPaaS (application Platform as a Service) is where only a specific component or subset is offered on a platform. An example would be a database, messaging, or caching component. Therefore, PaaS is a comprehensive application infrastructure platform as a service.IN YOUR ZONE 4
  5. 5. iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) supports the integration of components to link aPaaS offerings together. It contains functionality to assist development, execution and management of multiple applications.IN YOUR ZONE 5
  6. 6. kPaaS (knowledge Platform as a Service) is a business intelligence platform for gathering and analysis of broad sets of data.IN YOUR ZONE 6
  7. 7. uxPaaS (user experience Platform as a Service) is a form of aPaaS which specialises in the user interface components, where the middle and data layers can be separate [cloud or traditional] systems or platforms.IN YOUR ZONE 7
  8. 8. dPaaS (data Platform as a Service) is a form of aPaaS which specialises in the data components, offering SOA-style services to the rest of the [cloud or traditional] system.IN YOUR ZONE 8
  9. 9. mftPaaS (managed file transfer Platform as a Service) is a cloud service which enables organisations to distribute files internally and externally.IN YOUR ZONE 9
  10. 10. PaaS relationships PaaS aPaaS uxPaaS kPaaS mftPaaS iPaaS dPaaSIN YOUR ZONE 10
  11. 11. What to look for in a PaaS vendor Make sure a pre-integrated set of components is offered on the PaaS offering – not a client led list of components Choose a vendor which already has PaaS solutions in use by real clients in real project situations Beware of being “locked in” to a PaaS supplier by ensuring all Intellectual Property can be licensed and used by a replacement partner Ensure the PaaS platform has been tested by an independent security auditing companyIN YOUR ZONE 11
  12. 12. Sources• “PaaS Road Map: A Continent Emerging”, Gartner• “Gartner Platform as a Service: Definition, Taxonomy and Vendor Landscape, 2011”, GartnerIN YOUR ZONE 12
  13. 13. Copyright EndavaFor more information, please visit endava.comIN YOUR ZONE 13