A great digital experience is essential for success in today's digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success. To make the most of the resources at hand and to speed time to market, IT professionals have been making the move to Infrastructureas- a-Service (IaaS) offerings to host their business applications. Those same professionals, however, are beginning to understand that IaaS really isn’t the answer to their challenges—virtual machines are just a starting point.
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is proving to provide the true value in this challenging environment. In addition to hosting, PaaS provides the space to build, test, tune, and deploy web applications in a secure way that guarantees performance. This e-book provides an overview of the 10 layers of PaaS that application builders and managers should consider when evaluating PaaS providers.