When evaluating Platform as a Service (PaaS), what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

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I think it is important to evaluate how easy/difficult it is to migrate from whatever current system you are using (PaaS or not) and the target PaaS. It is also important to look at how easy/difficult it is to divorce your users/systems from the target PaaS should your Company purchase a different platform in the future.

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The maturity of the API stack is important. The need for an API stack that takes into account private/hybrid cloud implementations is important (enterprise perspective).

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Security, the potential for vendor lock-in, fit with IAAS infrastructure.

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security with an intuitive interface

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Diogo goebel li?1418308656
Diogo GoebelReal UserTOP 20

Support for multiple programing languages and frameworks, scalability and no lock in.

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Dr andreas maier li?1415285911

Security, security, security. As Peter Loudon mention further above, the ease of integration does not matter to me, our Dev teams can virtually integrate everything with anything.
Control over our data is at place 2 and scalability ranks on 3rd place!

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Jean marc seigneur li?1414340274

Availability of an easy to use Web interface to monitor and control the PaaS that should be able to run a Java WAR that runs locally without any change or constraint.

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More than either SaaS or IaaS, PaaS systems vary in the level of abstraction they provide their consumers. There are lower-level PaaS systems, like Elastic Beanstalk, and higher-level PaaS systems, like Heroku. There are trades off between efficiency, on one hand, and control, on the other. You need to find the most efficient system that still allows you enough control to do what your app needs to do. The other consideration is whether or not the PaaS system provides the services your app needs. Do you need message queueing, log aggregation, traffic analytics, etc.? It's good if there are multiple providers of the services you need in the ecosystem of the PaaS you intend to use.

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Peter loudon li?1414336518
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In the wake of NSA revelations, security has become the number 1 issue.

Prior to that (and now second to security) is the degree to which it will integrate seamlessly with the rest of the enterprise platform, the speed and resilience of internetworking (in Africa this is huge), and the extent to which the platform is redundant, backed up and under my control for configuration purposes.

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