Cloud growth focused on IaaS, and IaaS and PaaS combined has been saved
Cloud growth focused on IaaS, and IaaS and PaaS combined
Deloitte on Cloud Blog
Besides the fact that PaaS users tend to leverage what we can call “PaaS of convenience,” what does this mean for enterprises? Here are a few things come to mind.
October 16, 2018
A blog post by David Linthicum, managing director, chief cloud strategy officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP
According to Gartner, the Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market is projected to grow by 17.33
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will be the fastest-growing segment of the market, forecasted to grow by 27.6
What’s interesting here is that the PaaS systems that IaaS providers provide, such as AWS’s Elastic Bean Stalk and Google Google App Engine, are generally the preferred PaaS platforms. Perhaps not because they are the best fit for enterprises, but they are already integrated into the IaaS platform of choice, such as AWS or Google Cloud Platform IaaS platform.
So, we can determine by this report that IaaS has exploded and will continue to explode in growth, growing 27.6
This is not great news for independent PaaS providers not a part of the larger IaaS provider that may be overlooked not due to their inabilities, but due
Besides the fact that PaaS users tend to leverage what we can call “PaaS of convenience,” what does this mean for enterprises? A few things come to mind:
- Enterprises perhaps should perhaps consider other third-party PaaS providers that are not integrated with an IaaS player. It seems that if we’re picking best-of-breed, then we should be open to all options.
- There should be a consideration of the value of integration with the PaaS and IaaS provider as a data point in making decisions. Perhaps the PaaS provider is not as good of a match, but the integration provides value above and beyond any missing features.
That said, I suspect that the use of “PaaS of convenience” will be preferred for most enterprises. This will serve to shift the market, and perhaps even one day combining PaaS and IaaS into one concept, and one technology. We’re moving there quickly, I’m thinking.
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