dPaaSDockerCloudFoundaryPlatform as a Service | SKYSCAPEThe definition of PaaS:The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly application hosting environment configurations. (Source: NIST CC Definition) A scalable and easily managed service environment of programming language frameworks and libraries that enables applications to easily be hosted on a cloud service. The value derived from IT by most organisations is in the availability, security and functionality-rich business applications they use, rather than from the underlying infrastructure.
FlexiScale Technologies cloud computing services, cloud software and cloud hosting provider and business hosting reseller UK | Utility Computing ServicesPlatform as a Service | PaaS | CordysTo date, most BPM deployments have been sold as point solutions. Workflow, BPM and Case Management systems were all implemented to solve particular pain points. While this has been successful, and indeed OpenText has hundreds of customers who have solved major business issues as a result of such implementations, it also has its limitations. The reality is that organizations have purchased, developed with, and are maintaining multiple process automation capabilities to solve those pain point problems. As organizations seek to increase agility, and respond to changing market demands, they require systems that change quickly too. The typical cycle for change in business operations is 3-6 months, whereas business strategy only changes 1-2 years, so changes in LOB course corrections are not readily reflected in strategy.Combine this with the average change cycle for core software solutions and IT infrastructure at 6-10 years, and you start to see the problem.