PaaS refers to the provision of a computing platform and the provision and deployment of the associated set of software applications (called a solution stack) to an enterprise by a cloud provider. PaaS makes deployment of applications possible across your entire network while negating the need for you to buy or maintain hardware or software, basically because it is all owned and maintained by the cloud provider. The provider can customise, integrate or develop from scratch, applications needed by the enterprise, which the client can then access via the internet.


  1. Oracle: Why businesses do not make the most of PaaS

    Aug 28, 2015 Joe Curtis

    Despite claiming to be agile, most companies can’t deliver a new app within a month

  2. Intel injects $100m into Mirantis' OpenStack

    Aug 25, 2015 Clare Hopping

    Partnership will help speed up enterprise innovation, claim companies

  3. Citrix announces availability of Workspace Cloud

    Aug 21, 2015 Clare Hopping

    The solution will help IT departments manage apps and data running on cloud or hybrid infrastructures

  4. Memset rolls out pre-installed Docker Virtual Machines

    Aug 10, 2015 Clare Hopping

    The new service will enable developers to experiment with Docker without long-term commitment

  5. Huawei teams up with 11 fintech groups for open cloud push

    Jul 28, 2015 Clare Hopping

    The Chinese company will focus on financial IT cloud transformation


  1. What is PaaS?

    Jan 29, 2015 Barry Collins

    What is Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and is it the right cloud option for your needs?

  2. IBM looks to bring BlueMix to middleware market

    Mar 18, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

    IBM's decision to enter the middleware fray has once more brought the technology into focus

  3. How to run databases in the cloud and not feel pain

    Mar 7, 2014 David Cartwright

    What are the problems of running your business's databases in the cloud? Not as many as you'd expect

  4. How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

    Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

    Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

  5. What is PaaS? Why this is not a simple question

    Nov 8, 2013 Adrian Bridgwater

    Lines dividing the split of IaaS, Paas and SaaS are beginning to blur. Can we truly say what PaaS is?

Case Studies

  1. Intel and Oregon University build cancer treatment cloud

    Aug 21, 2015 Clare Hopping

    The platform will help researchers and doctors diagnose patients and create personal treatment plans

  2. Comic Relief looks to cloud to support fundraising

    Apr 8, 2015 Rene Millman

    This year's Red Nose Day - and future events - will be supported largely by a cloud-based IT infrastructure

  3. Q&A: Justin Sheehy, CTO, Basho

    Nov 28, 2013 Jane McCallion

    Basho, creator of Riak, an open source distributed database, is making great strides. We talk to the company CTO

  4. PaaS implementation makes great story for Movellas

    Aug 8, 2013 Rene Millman

    Short story company Movellas doesn't run its own servers as CloudBees' PaaS gives flexibility it needs

  5. Fighting dementia; the Alzheimer's Society takes the cloud route

    Sep 21, 2012 Adrian Bridgwater

    It's Alzheimer's Awareness Day today and the Alzheimer's Society is making full use of the cloud to spread its message