Authored by Amit Manghani, SAP and Rachel Lyubovitzky, SaaShr.com
The Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) industry continues to grow rapidly. The success of SaaS is driving broad change across the technology industry. Software vendors, both large and small, are contemplating on how to adapt to the new paradigms of the SaaS market, while a large number of developers across the world are moving to SaaS application development.
One of the most significant implications of this broad based change is the emergence of a new kind of software platform. The increase in SaaS application consumption and development is driving the need for a new set of platform technologies built specifically to support SaaS. In this issue brief, we outline the key attributes/elements that characterize a “best-in-class” Platform-As-A- Service (PaaS) offering – a cloud-enabled application development platform.
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