IBM’s SmartCloud PaaS is set for future release. Up until the near future, it was developed as a pilot program, but now with the expansion of services in competition in the cloud computing field, IBM plans to cash in on making their cloud service a purchasable option. This relates to the cloud computing section of VT Chapter 5, and the PaaS stands for Platform-as-a-Service. People who will be most interested in this program are various IT professionals. When surveyed, 16% of IT professionals have said they currently use this program.