The 15 Year PaaS March

This sound like a quote that’s taken out of context and, thus, melded wrongly, but here it is nonetheless:

“IaaS in general has been accepted more quickly because there’s been a path through virtualization,” Magnusson told El Reg. “Whereas platform-as-a-service or SaaS approaches be it App Engine or Force.com or Sharepoint take a more language oriented approach or code-oriented approach.”

But Google admits that it’s going to take a loooong time for people to move from virtual machines into platforms: “I think the from scratch language-oriented approaches will win out,” he told us, “we’re not talking three years – we’re talking more like 15 years.”

The 15 Year PaaS March