Ecosystem Health of Cloud PaaS Providers

  • Garm Lucassen
  • Kevin van Rooij
  • Slinger Jansen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 150)


Customers of Platform as a Service providers are unable to evaluate the risk of their provider going bankrupt. Lacking this information, businesses are effectively putting their critical business services in jeopardy. In this paper, we present a method to evaluate the ecosystem health of eight different PaaS providers. The results of our research enable businesses and individuals to make an informed decision on what PaaS providers to do business with. Additionally, the PaaS providers themselves are given insight into the current state of their ecosystem compared to competitors.


Software Ecosystems Cloud PaaS Ecosystem Health Open Source Repository Mining Platform as a Service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garm Lucassen
    • 1
  • Kevin van Rooij
    • 1
  • Slinger Jansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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