All About PaaS

Here's what you need to know Platform as a Service (PaaS) and the many benefits it offers.

June 02, 2014 by Alex Collins, IT Services Consultant

Software | All About PaaS

Depending on the type of business or specific need, there are a variety of different cloud computing solutions available.  For example, Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a great solution for running applications without the need to maintain hardware and software infrastructures locally.

When a business incorporates the PaaS framework, they will have the ability to create their own unique applications for their day-to-day use. This type of service provides developers with APIs to create applications for a specific environment. This is becoming increasingly important as more and more businesses need to create and customize their own web and mobile apps to help their companies thrive.

PaaS is all about working collaboratively. It provides a great opportunity for development teams in multiple locations to work together on software development projects seamlessly. Since the tools are web-based, multiple UI setups can be easily tested and implemented.

What might be one of the best features of utilizing the PaaS infrastructure are both the initial and ongoing costs savings associated with obtaining these services from a single cloud computing provider, as opposed to maintaining hardware and software locally. Additionally, since the system is completely scalable, businesses only use – and pay – for what they require.

A perfect example of the PaaS system is a customer relationship management (CRM) tool utilized by an outside sales team. The team can use the CRM system to keep all their information centrally located, avoiding the possibility of losing data that would otherwise be stored locally on a laptop. Furthermore, developers for the business can create additional applications to make the CRM tool even more useful and specialized. Best of all, since there is no need for the sales team to perform any software installations or upgrades on their laptops, they can immediately take advantage of any updates in the CRM.  This is the level of agility PaaS can provide when it comes to rapid development and deployment of new business tools.

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