Gartner and PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Gartner has a growing body of research on PaaS (Platform as a Service), including private PaaS, which it formerly referred to as Cloud Enabled Application Platforms (CEAP). According to one survey, “88% of enterprises are interested in private PaaS while 34% of enterprises are already implementing or evaluating private PaaS” (Detecting a Red Shift in Enterprise Software Development).

Gartner reports on Platform as a Service (PaaS), private PaaS, & hybrid cloud include:

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Gartner analysts covering Platform as a Service (PaaS), private PaaS, and hybrid cloud include:


Richard Watson
Vice President in Gartner for Technical Professionals


Gartner Bio

Paul Vincent
Research Director of Application Infrastructure and Middleware at Gartner for Technical Professionals

Paul Vincent LI

Gartner Bio

Eric Knipp
Managing Vice President of Application Platform Strategies (APS) in Gartner for Technical Professionals


Gartner Bio
Gartner Blog


Former Gartner cloud analyst on staff at Apprenda:

Chris Gaun
Global Cloud Strategist, Apprenda


Chris Gaun is the Global Cloud Strategist at Apprenda, the leading private PaaS vendor. Prior to joining Apprenda, Gaun worked as an analyst at Gartner covering cloud computing, including PaaS (Platform as a Service), private PaaS, and hybrid cloud. There he advised the world’s largest banks, manufacturers, and government agencies on choosing and implementing cloud efficiently while maintaining full compliance.

He is the author of numerous papers and articles on cloud computing (for example, The Atlantic) and is sought out for insight on cloud from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica, and others.”

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