Cloud computing is one of the most transformational forces in IT and promises built-in scaleability and faster innovation innovation cycles. From a developers perspective the topic Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the most exciting aspect of Cloud. Open standards based platforms allow developers worldwide to concentrate on what they are best at: developing software. All the lower-level requirements like elasticity, security and resource management are taken care of by the platform providers. Software development will become faster and more cost-efficient as a result.
So how come that PaaS is only slowly growing traction? What are the concerns and how to address them? What are good scenarios to get started? And why should one look into PaaS right now?