Re: Behold the Power of PaaS!
Jonathan, thanks for discerning why the forces of nature -- or at least IT shops -- are likely to make this true. Interestingly, in the federal govt. space, there's all the same resistance to move to IaaS, and were it not for the "Cloud First" initiative, we'd probably still just be talking about IaaS. Instead, we now have a dozen IaaS cloud services FedRAMP-(security) certified, and just recently, the first PaaS service certified. IaaS seems ideal for startups and enterprise business owners who want to start sometihng new, but have to get in line with other projects with their IT folks. But I think you're right, the real demand for those who want to grow their business -- or improve govt. services -- is for help at the PaaS level.