Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service. Along with software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), it is a service model of cloud computing. In this model, the we creates the software using tools and/or libraries. The consumer also controls software deployment and configuration settings. we provide the networks, servers, storage, and other services.
PaaS offerings facilitate the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities.
There are various types of PaaS vendors; however, all offer application hosting and a deployment environment, along with various integrated services. Services offer varying levels of scalability and maintenance.
PaaS offerings may also include facilities for application design, application development, testing, and deployment as well as services such as team collaboration, web service integration, and marshalling, database integration, security, scalability, storage, persistence, state management, application versioning, application instrumentation, and developer community facilitation.
As with most cloud offerings, PaaS services are generally paid for on a subscription basis with clients ultimately paying just for what they use. Clients also benefit from the economies of scale that arise from the sharing of the underlying physical infrastructure between users, and that results in lower costs. Below are some of the features that can be included with a PaaS offering:
- Operating system
- Server-side scripting environment
- Database management system
- Server Software
- Network access
- Tools for design and development
Our Software developers, web developers and businesses really provide huge benefits from PaaS. Whether building an application which they are planning to offer over the internet or software to be sold out of the box. Our developers can use individual PaaS environments at every stage of the process to develop, test and ultimately host their websites. However, businesses that are developing their own internal software can also utilize Platform as a Service, particularly to create distinct ring-fenced development and testing environments.
Below are some of the benefits of PaaS:
customers can have control over the tools that are installed within their platforms and can create a platform that suits their specific requirements. They can pick and choose the features they feel are necessary.
Features can be changed if circumstances dictate that they should.
Teams in various locations can work together:
as an internet connection and web browser are all that is required, developers spread across several locations can work together on the same application build.
security is provided, including data security and backup and recovery.
In summary, a PaaS offering supplies an operating environment for developing applications. In other words, it provides the architecture as well as the overall infrastructure to support application development. This includes networking, storage, software support and management services. It is therefore ideal for the development of new applications that are intended for the web as well as mobile devices and PCs.