Platform as a Service can accelerate business and pave the way for software development and deployment
Primarily driven by time-to-market pressures, businesses are increasingly turning to Platform as a Service (PaaS) as the most promising tool in today’s technology toolbox.
PaaS gives access to hosted services for application development, deployment and management and connects them with other services to eliminate much of the operations cost and IT hassles normally encountered by developers and lines-of-business. This pre-configured, always-ready infrastructure provides extraordinary levels of efficiency and opens up new methods of developing and delivering software.
PaaS benefits your organisation in ways that positively impact business agility and reduce application development, test, maintenance and operational costs.
PaaS offers many key advantages, including: Immediate provisioning of resources – immediate access to a pre-configured and optimised runtime environment, so you don’t need to set up your own environment.
Focus on the application – development teams get to focus solely on writing quality code and on the actual business application. All infrastructure services are provided automatically and on demand. New, innovative applications are built more quickly and with higher quality.
Lower total cost of ownership – PaaS lowers the total cost of ownership of application development and deployment infrastructure; an organisation pays only for what they use.
High availability and scalability – these capabilities are automatically part of the PaaS platform and environment. You don’t need to set up and configure them. PaaS elasticity gives you the resources you need, when you need them, with the ability to scale back when they are not needed, thus optimising IT spend.
Infrastructure skills not required – PaaS lives at the heart of complex operational processes, middleware and infrastructure. The platform provides a simplified and unified means to interact with the underlying application infrastructure, without the need for development or IT to maintain it. This accelerates development – an obvious win for organisations.
Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees