The War on PaaS
For over a year now, a large number of industry experts have been asking questions like “is PaaS becoming just a feature of IaaS?,” “is PaaS dying?,” “do you really need a PaaS?,” and “is PaaS dead?” This has raised great deal of passionate debate in Twitter-land and other social media outlets, although supporters of stand-alone PaaS solutions are mostly those who are employed by vendors of those solutions. Most people and companies believe in the value of Platforms as a Service. I wrote about my belief that PaaS is a game changer earlier last year. A blog post titled PaaS winners and losers, so far, might surprise you, by Nancy Gohring, discusses some interesting numbers from a recent report from Gartner, which tells a troubling story for many of the PaaS vendors delivering development Platforms as a Service.
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