What is Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) ?

You are not alone if you are not sure how to describe Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Yet technology is well worth knowing since the production of software is fundamentally evolving.

On-site infrastructure components (servers, storage, networking) have historically been leveraged by developers to build and deploy applications. PaaS recreates this cloud infrastructure, enabling developers on a pay-as-you-go basis to build both simple and highly complex applications. Resources such as development tools, libraries, and database management systems are also provided by PaaS providers, so developers using PaaS do not have to worry about infrastructure logistics at all.

PaaS is one of three pillars of cloud computing services, along with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, to broaden the lens a little bit (IaaS). PaaS is the most common sort of cloud computing after SaaS. A recent healthcare industry cloud adoption survey found that 83 percent of IT organizations use cloud services, and while 70 percent of them use SaaS, PaaS is also used by a healthy percentage.

  • New Development Capabilities Without New Staff: PaaS provides diverse new capabilities that you’d traditionally acquire by hiring additional staff. 
  • Support for Remote Development Teams: PaaS enables your app development teams to collaborate with their colleagues across the globe. 
  • Easily Develop Apps for Mobile and Other Platforms: The best PaaS solutions provide app development options for every applicable platform, including mobile. 
  • Integrated Environment for the App Lifecycle: PaaS provides you with one integrated environment for the entire app lifecycle, including building, testing, deploying, and management.