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Platform as a Service
Transcript of Platform as a Service
Elham Mohammad Pour
Conclusions and Critiques
(Business Insider, 2013)
120 Vendors by 2012
New major vendors entering the market (Oracle, IBM, SAP)
Market Value in 2013 = US$ 1.28 Billion
"A model for enabling ubiquitous on demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction"
(National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2011)
Definition - Cloud
On-demand self service
Broad network access
(Jackson & Landis, 2012)
(Business Insider, 2012)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
"The capability provided to the consumer to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider"
(National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2011)
Definition - PaaS
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Application Programming Interface (API)
Insecure Interfaces and APIs
Data Loss or Leakage
Account or Service Hijacking
Unknown Risk Profile
Denial of Service (DoS) Attack
No Physical Infrastructure need
Development for non-developers possible
Geographically-separated teams can work together
Market value = $14 Billion
Public PaaS > 10% of the overall app development revenue
Public PaaS Growth > 30% worldwide
Major Players: Asia, Pacific and Japan
Main Growth Areas in PaaS
From $1.28 Billion in 2013
1. Usage Based Pricing (Pay per use) with factor based variations.
2. Subscription Pricing (Commitment / Reserve / Availability Pricing) with factor based variations.
3. Market Based Pricing
4. Pricing Strategy (More relevant from a marketing perspective)
Establish a program strategy
Develop clear business objectives for guidance
Assess your application portfolio and map out your application transformation road map
Convergence of support processes
Personnel to support the new architectural framework
Evolution of architectural standards to incorporate emerging cloud models
Application profiling, assessment, workload sizing and migration processes
Integration with existing monitoring and management tools
Integration with reporting, financial, and asset systems
: Migrating legacy applications is expensive, time consuming and technologically challenging
: Once applications are implemented on a certain PaaS, it is difficult for them to switch to a different vendor.
Viability and Credibility
: PaaS is still a developing technology and there are not enough vendors with established track records.
: It is difficult to assign accountability to the different parties involved.
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Organizations will mature from just Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service -- and from generic PaaS to data-optimized PaaS.
By 2017, at least 80% of new cloud solutions (and developers) will be hosted on (and aligned with) the top six of these competing platforms:
Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Google, IBM, Oracle, SAP, EMC/VMware/Pivotal, HP
As PaaS market is growing, that growth is being triggered by need of advanced forms of data management and modern application development and deployment.
Growth in the mobile and social platforms have generated a need for platforms that facilitate real-time interactions with customers, driving the need for comprehensive application development services.
Cloud itself is maturing, which in turn is creating a need for faster and cheaper application development and deployment.
PaaS market is fragmented with only a few major players.
Need for consolidated and integrated offerings.
Thank you! - Questions?