Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your Java EE up and running somewhere? I did. For years. Started with hosting my own, moved on to some hosting offerings and finally stumbled upon the PaaS movement. Honestly I didn't take all that too serious. I simply wanted to run my stuff somewhere and didn't care too much about the solution. That changed over the past couple of months with the emerging offerings around. Especially with the many different offerings which label themselves XaaS. Seems to be the right time for a closer look.