Platform as a Service (PaaS) on Cloud Computing

May 19, 2010

Platform as a Service (PaaS) allows for the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities, providing all of the facilities required to support the complete life cycle of building and delivering web applications and services entirely available from the Internet using  cloud computing. PaaS applications are also referred to as on-demand, Web-based, or software as a service (or SaaS) solutions.

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For small businesses, PaaS can offer huge cost savings through reduced development time, resources and the Platform itself, that can become a competitive advantage. By making use of Cloud Computing, all shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices with an Internet connection.

PaaS include facilities for application design, application development, testing, deployment and hosting as well as application 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. These services may be provisioned as an integrated solution over the web.

PaaS provides several levels of support to ease the creation of user interfaces, either based on standards such as HTML and JavaScript or other Rich Internet Application technologies. Rich, interactive, multi-user environments and scenarios can be defined, tried out by real people (non-programmers), with tools that make it easy to create features designed for either novice or expert users.

PaaS also eliminates the need to be aware of the infrastructure the application is running on, and focus solely on the application itself. It is very well suited for businesses already reliant upon RackNine’s CRM, or who are looking to develop business applications that could easily integrate with it. RackNine offerings include everything from a development and testing environment to hosting in an elastic cloud environment.

There are different types of PaaS platforms. What type works best for you depends on the types of applications you want to develop, the existing infrastructure, in-house technical skills, and the levels of performance, availability, and security your organization needs.

RackNine can help you create a suitable PaaS infrastructure tailored for your business.
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