The PaaSport project was launched at the end of 2013 to help tackle the often considerable application and transferability problems that are encountered when developing cloud applications. The aim is to ensure that European cloud providers, particularly SMEs, can offer interoperable PaaS services in the future. This involved creating a non-invasive comparison portal for cloud services known as the cloud broker to offer end consumers a range of tools to help them choose the best option from the range of cloud services.
Users can even try out various prototypes and demonstrators to explore their functions in advance. PaaSport, an EU-sponsored Platform-as-a-Service marketplace initiative, is being unveiled at CeBIT 2016 in Hannover at the bitmi pavilion run by the German Federation of IT SMEs (Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.). The emergence of this flexible and efficient new approach to cloud provision and migration should boost the competitiveness of SMEs and the quality of their services. As a result, PaaSport is expected to help generate more attractive offers and better reach when it comes to potential customers, particularly in the pan-European software industry.
Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V. (52076 Aachen, Germany), Hall 5, Stand E34