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Platform as a Service:The IBM point of view
IBM leadership takes a broader point of view on Platform as a Service, including the service provider and the consumer perspective, with a definition that can support existing enterprise applications that are moving to the cloud.
The IBM team does not believe that choosing a PaaS is a one-size-fits-all experience; the multitude of platform considerations and the differences between cloud-enabled and cloud-native applications illustrate the diversity of options in this space.
IBM leaders believe that software patterns are the best way to support clients’ investment in their applications, and to offer new programming models, as IBM clients seek to leverage the efficiencies of the cloud to support cloud-enabled and cloud-native applications. IBM offers products and services that leverage software patterns to meet the needs of platform providers and consumers.