Platform as a Service (PaaS)
“PaaS Build on it”
In the PaaS model: OC Cloud9 provides the computing platform and/or solution stack typically including operating system, programming language execution environment, database, and web server. Application developers can develop and run their software solutions on a cloud platform without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers. With some PaaS offers, the computer system and storage resources scale automatically to match the demand of the application such that the cloud user does not have to allocate resources manually.
What is Paas?
Platforms for Cloud Services, also known as Platform as a Service (PaaS), provides cloud components to certain software while being used mainly for applications. PaaS delivers a framework for developers that they can build upon and create customized applications. All servers, runtime, middleware, storage, operating systems and networking can be managed by the provider (OC Cloud9) ensuring everything is up to date and working properly at all times. Use of this solution allows developers the ability to maintain and manage the applications.
When to use PaaS
Utilizing PaaS is beneficial to your company in several areas. As an example, PaaS allows workflows to be streamlined when multiple developers are collaborating on the same project. This solution can also provide greater speed and flexibility to the entire process. PaaS is principally useful if you need to create customized applications for your business.
This cloud service can also substantially reduce costs and simplify some challenges that come up if you are quickly developing or deploying an application.
Advantages of PaaS
Flexibility and scalability is another advantage of utilizing PaaS technology. Developers can build apps using their choice of programing language or framework. This works well both for established businesses and start ups as it allows companies to focus on what they specialize in, rather than worrying about maintaining basic infrastructure. Another advantage is the cost effectiveness of PaaS, allowing businesses of all sizes access to state of the art resources without the big price tag.
Other advantages of PaaS include:
- Cost Effective: No need to purchase hardware
- Dynamic Scalability: rapidly add capacity in peak times and scale down as needed
- Increased Security: OCCloud9 invests heavily in security technology
- Times Savings: No need to spend time setting up /maintaining the core stack
- Speed to Market: Speed up the creation of apps
- Future-Proof: Access to state-of-the-art data center, hardware and operating systems
- Custom Solutions: Operational tools in place so developers can create custom software