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Global PaaS revenue to be $707mn in 2011: Gartner

Posted on: November 12, 2011


  • Global platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenue is on pace to reach $707.4 million in 2011, up from $512.4 million in 2010, according to Gartner Inc.
  • In its Forecast: Platform as a Service, Worldwide, 2010-2015, 3Q11 Update” report, Gartner also finds that the market will experience consistent growth with worldwide PaaS revenue, totaling $1.8 billion in 2015
  • Initial PaaS products primarily supported application server capability, but the market has since expanded to encompass other middleware capabilities as a service, such as integration, process management, and portal and managed file transfers (MFTs). PaaS offerings are increasingly set to take market share from the low end of the portal, application server and business process management (BPM) markets, however, as the technology matures, PaaS offerings will also challenge the upper layers of the market, added the analyst firm.
  • Gartner analysts said PaaS offerings are likely to expand the application integration and middleware (AIM) market by bringing in a new range of organizations that otherwise would have been packaged application and office software users.
  • One of the likely consequences of the cloud for the application integration and middleware (AIM) market is further market concentration,” said Yefim Natis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. When application infrastructure is deployed on-premises, organizations can take a best-of-breed approach and integrate all acquired components in their data centre, he added

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