Practical Benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS)
The cloud is growing exponentially in today’s society.
It created so many benefits for school systems, hospitals, offices and business establishments.
For those of you who are still unfamiliar with how the cloud works let’s give it a little background.
What is the Cloud?
The cloud is an online storage in its simplest term. You can store any information and retrieve it using an internet connection. It also allows a program or software to be used with its so-called cloud computing technology.
Three services under cloud:
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – for IT administrators
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) – for Developers
- Software as a Service (SaaS) – Business users
PaaS is a form of cloud service where people can promote, expand, operate and run applications which target application developers and application operators.
PaaS provides application infrastructure (middleware).
- application servers
- business analytics services
- integration brokers
- business process management systems
- and complex event processing systems
These things assist in writing applications.
In PaaS, the cloud provider will be responsible for installing, configuring, and operating the whole operation infrastructure leaving the application code only to the customer.
Practical Benefits of PaaS
Servers and storage – Instead of the traditional costings on servers and labour works on creating software (writing and testing), PaaS will take over these things and will let the budget focus on how to develop the application.
Network traffic – testing stages of applications and software take lots of bandwidth in a data centre. This is where the cloud comes in handy because it enables the test to its system.
Maintenance – to keep any program up and performing to the best condition, IT personnels needs to monitor and update everything regularly. This can be costly and laborious at the same time. PaaS will do all of this duty.
Other factors – human error and careless mistakes are greatly reduced when using PaaS. By giving a development tool and middleware, you can hire personnel who only knows how to code applications and not the whole thing.
Agility – the faster you develop an application the better it is for the company. In a highly evolving business market, one must build, deploy and iterate in a couple of days not years.
Flexibility – react to changes and opportunities since the budget is not focused on development nor deployment of the whole system.
Get the latest technology – most of PaaS is run, maintained, developed and supervised by top companies in the world. They hire the best people in the industry and pay hefty amounts to keep on advancing their systems.
Tougher Security – we all know that security threats are almost present everywhere we go, PaaS systems are equipped with specialists that protect it every time. Regular updates, system checks and security codes are automatically sent to customers by patches.
Building and running on PaaS will give you the latest technological advancement in creating applications. It will help you and your business to maximise your potential easier, safer and more economical.