Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS)

I was helping someone choose a blogging platform today and they sent me a link for a possible choice. It was Squarespace.

At first I thought, "This isn't a quick and dirty FREE blogging platform." I left the tab open and quickly setup a Wordpress blog for them.

I came back to the Squarespace site and went through their product tour.

First off, I"m hestitant to 100% call them a Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) because of two missing features, they don't have: However they do have the beginning of a developer ecosystem. So I"m putting them halfway between SaaS and PaaS.

What really stood out is their presentation. The breakout in their product tour reflects the perfect SaaS and almost PaaS structure in my opinion: I consider this an excellent example of PaaS standards. The only elements I would add are: With a robust developer ecoystem that has reseller tools, template system, and development modules it would truly be dubbed a high quality Platform as a Service (PaaS).

They have the greatest explanation of why they aren't FREE. "Squarespace provides a premium, time saving service and charges for it.".

Its nice to see a quality platform running in the clouds, I predict good things for Squarespace.