In order to get an application running on cloud, you are probably spending too much time downloading, installing, configuring, and connecting. These tasks are not just time consuming, but can also be expensive. It makes a lot more sense to use that time to innovate and improvise on the application.
Today, technology has evolved to make cloud computing easier and quicker. Instead of downloading and building all platform level technologies on every server instance and then repeating the process each time the business scales higher, you can use a simple web user interface and have the application deployed automatically.
Even when the scale of business grows and when sophisticated architectures are set up; more capacity can be added easily at just a few clicks. All this can be achieved with minimal effort and expense. This process of cloud computing is termed as Platform-as-a-Service or PaaS.
Components of PaaS
PaaS essentially has three components. First are the layers of application, called “the stack”. It rests with your applications and becomes a part of it. The second component is the deployment machinery, and the third is the user interface and experience.
Benefits of Platform-as-a-Service
Choosing the right PaaS for your business determines the benefits the business entity can reap.
1. Fast Testing and Deployment
Development teams have the bandwidth to work on different configurations, with different machines, across several locations. They can also run stress tests, determine performance, and also assess responses that otherwise may not be feasible in local environments.
2. Quick Innovation
It is understood that opportunities made available by the market exist for only a brief period of time and within this time span, it becomes critical to deploy applications quicker. Time can be allocated to the creation of more innovative uses of the application.
3. Reduced TCO
Total Cost of Ownership or TCO is minimized to a large extent, there is no need to buy all software, platforms, system, tools and kits, to run or deploy an application.
4. Quick Development of Applications
Applications in the cloud can be rapidly built, as all necessary elements are a part of its inherent structure. Operating system features can also be modified and upgraded very quickly. This structure also facilitates the setting up of remote teams.
5. Efficient Scalability
Regardless of load and usage; the service offers the same efficiency and experience at increasing scales and capacity as well.
6. Best Technology
PaaS helps businesses get better and efficient technology at a lower cost. More importantly, the service enables businesses to stay up to date.
Thus Platform-as-a-Service is an ideal solution to reduce infrastructure setup cost and allows for easy and quick expansions.