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Cloud Development and Deployment with CloudBees by Nicolas De loof

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Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a crossover between IaaS and SaaS. This is a fuzzy definition, but it defines well the existing actors in this industry well and possible confusions. A general presentation of PaaS uses a pyramid. Depending on what the graphics try to demonstrate, the pyramid can be drawn upside down, as shown in the following diagram:

Platform as a Service

Cloud pyramids

The pyramid on the left-hand side shows XaaS platforms based on the target users' profiles. It demonstrates that IaaS is the basis for all Cloud services. It provides the required flexibility for PaaS to support applications that are exposed as SaaS to the end users. ...

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