Andres García-García, Carlos de Alfonso, Vicente Hernández


The development of Cloud Computing has paid attention mainly to the virtualization of hardware components, under a scheme of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Most of Cloud vendors offer solutions based in IaaS to offer virtual services and applications, instead of developing a proper Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution. This paper analyzes some existing commercial PaaS clouds, identifying in what degree they meet some essential requirements. These requirements are also argued, and guidelines for addressing them using an academic approach in a PaaS solution are provided.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

García-García A., de Alfonso C. and Hernández V. (2011). OVERVIEW OF CURRENT COMMERCIAL PAAS PLATFORMS . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 1: IWCCTA, (ICSOFT 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-76-8, pages 368-376. DOI: 10.5220/0003604703680376

in Bibtex Style

author={Andres García-García and Carlos de Alfonso and Vicente Hernández},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 1: IWCCTA, (ICSOFT 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 1: IWCCTA, (ICSOFT 2011)
SN - 978-989-8425-76-8
AU - García-García A.
AU - de Alfonso C.
AU - Hernández V.
PY - 2011
SP - 368
EP - 376
DO - 10.5220/0003604703680376