Magento Commerce Introduces Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition

Magneto Commerce has recently launched its long-awaited Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
environment, Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition. The new cloud edition has the same flexibility of an open source platform and is devoid of the limitations of multi-tenancy. The new platform uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud and is powerful enough to provide quick deployment of completely customizable and manageable stores.

PaaS is different from the traditional SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model. SaaS doesn’t allow
freedom for merchants due to its closed nature of multi-tenancy. However, PaaS overcomes this issue by providing the power to build and innovate extremely personalized customer experiences. One advantage of this model is that it helps merchants reduce the deployment and management costs. While in SaaS, the merchants have to customize their business according to the technology, in PaaS, they can tailor the technology according to the way they want to do the business.

Mark Lavelle, CEO of Magento Commerce has said, "Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition defines the post-SaaS commerce platform era. It's a first-of-its-kind in-market solution and a major differentiator in the broader Magento product portfolio...With this new platform running on AWS, we ensure that our merchants have the agility to respond to a rapidly changing environment, can continuously deploy innovations, easily scale to meet unexpected demand and don't have to worry about the day-to-day management of infrastructure."

Many experts in the field agree that within a few years PaaS will be the dominant model in
eCommerce technology services.

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