Enterprise adoption of PaaS is inevitable
There are always instances where companies want control, and in that case they will opt for IaaS rather than PaaS, says WebFilings' Murray. But for building and deploying applications quickly, PaaS is the choice, he adds: "I definitely think more companies will start using PaaS [over time]."
Although PaaS has had some understandable growing pains -– with even Google and Microsoft still offering incomplete products, Forrester says -- its attractiveness to developers and Web businesses should make Forrester's growth prediction for PaaS right on the money. Why? PaaS plainly makes it easier to deploy applications in the cloud. "With good PaaS products, application development and delivery pros will quickly gain the cloud's benefits," says Forrester's report.
The current gotcha centers on "good PaaS products." As the Forrester report warns, "without good PaaS products, cloud development is simply too difficult for most enterprise developers and the benefits of cloud will flow slowly, if at all, to a broad range of shops." But Forrester expects there to be good PaaS products at some point, and thus a successful PaaS migration.
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