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.


Microsoft Azure Service Fabric is born with aim of boosting hyper scale development

Apr 21, 2015 Clare Hopping

The platform will provide ISVs with the tools they need to build scalable and customised cloud services

Salesforce launches Heroku one stop shop for dev components

Apr 17, 2015 Clare Hopping

The marketplace will comprise plugins, add-ons, buttons and buildpacks

AWS announces four new 'all in' ISV partners

Apr 10, 2015 Clare Hopping

MicroStrategy, Software AG, TIBCO and Onshape are now using AWS to power their services

Microsoft opens up Azure Marketplace

Apr 8, 2015 Clare Hopping

Microsoft has opened up its Marketplace to customers in 86 countries

Mirantis joins Cloud Foundry Foundation to boost PaaS choice

Apr 7, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company says it will not build a Mirantis Cloud Foundry distribution, preferring to remain a pure OpenStack company


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?

Private Cloud

How to securely migrate data to a private cloud

Oct 29, 2014 Davey Winder

Ditch the assumptions over security in private cloud, they may leave data open to compromise

What to do when your cloud implementation goes wrong

Sep 12, 2014 Clare Hopping

All companies want their cloud deployments to proceed smoothly but what if things go wrong: what are the options?

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

How to implement a BYOD policy in your workplace

Sep 2, 2014 David Cartwright

What should a CIO do to allow employees to bring their own devices to the workplace?

Case Studies

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

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

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

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

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