Big changes in store for the PaaS market

Big enterprise IT vendors and infrastructure-as-a-service vendors are vying for a piece of the platform-as-a-service action.

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The platform-as-a-service market is likely to undergo a period of consolidation and change as big enterprise IT vendors and infrastructure-as-a-service vendors vie for a piece of the action. Insider (registration required)

There's no doubt that the platform-as-a-service market is crowded. In addition to the independent PaaS vendors, infrastructure-as-a-service providers like Amazon have gotten into the game, as have traditional enterprise technology vendors. They won't all survive.

"Any market starts off with a cast of thousands and gradually gets consolidated until you get down to two or maybe four big dogs," says John Rymer, an analyst at Forrester. "I don't know why this market would be any exception to that pattern."

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