People want PaaS: Nearly 60 percent of companies say they will deploy PaaS soon

By Bill Platt – senior vice president of operations at Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service, where he enables cloud application development for thousands of Engine Yard customers, worldwide across PHP, Ruby on Rails and Node.js communities.

There’s no question that the adoption of PaaS (Platform as a Service) is accelerating. With analysts like Gartner predicting PaaS will increase from “three percent to 43 percent of all enterprises by 2015,” it can no longer be ignored.

PaaS is a complete application development platform that can be used online, in “the cloud.” Gartner also says that “broad vendor adoption amounts to a sound industry endorsement of PaaS as an alternative to the traditional middleware deployment models.”