Testing a PaaS Model
Why a PaaS Model is valuable to your business:
Why a PaaS Model is valuable to your customers:
Companies using PaaS business models:
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Google App Engine
PaaS is a new business model the best KPIs are likely to be emergent as IT and business uses are identified
What's the best example of a PaaS model?
Amazon pioneered IaaS - infrastructure as a service - with s3 and Amazon Web Services. PaaS was built on top of IaaS to provide more tools to developers. Specifically: Amazon Elastic Beanstalk handles load balancing, scaling and app health monitoring for for apps running on the AWS Cloud.
Amazon's AWS and additional offerings cannot be understood as standalone offerings. After first developing web services to manage the enormous data analysis pipeline and logistics system for Amazon e-commerce, the company then provided this same internal system for external use and consumption. The majority of Amazon's reported profits come from AWS - both the IaaS and PaaS Business models.