Most organizations see the cloud and Platform as a Service (PaaS) as obvious ways to standardize infrastructure, ease deployment and operations, and make developers more productive. This interesting information came from Thought Works in their article, “Parsing the PaaS Puzzle.”

PaaS provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app. PaaS can be delivered in two ways, and cloud service seems to be the most popular and preferred.

Some PaaS solutions make it harder to do things, but as part of the evolution process of this technology that may become less of an issue. Many companies implement an off-the-shelf PaaS with varying degrees of success, and some develop their own.

Some entrepreneurs and visionaries are looking into the future for even more possibilities. When other kinds of device-specific systems catch up, the conceptual interoperability should start to evolve in a big way.

Melody K. Smith

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