What are the benefits of PaaS?
Some benefits of a PaaS solution are that PaaS:
- Frees up infrastructure resources
- Provides faster application development
- Allows easier innovation
- Helps overcome talent shortages
- Drives efficiency
PaaS boosts an organization’s ability to create advanced applications quickly and easily. It includes the cloud infrastructure advantages of IaaS, with added advantages for application developers.
Here is some more detail:
PaaS frees up infrastructure resources
PaaS frees up infrastructure resources because the PaaS vendor takes on the costs and complexity of supporting on-premises applications, and your staff can devote their time and budget to important business projects.
Speeds application development
The prebuilt frameworks, components, tools and automation supplied in a PaaS environment help developers create applications faster than they could in a traditional development environment. PaaS also supports faster deployment, without waiting to provision applications to datacenters.
With PaaS, developers can access new features as soon as they become available. They also gain access to advanced, powerful technologies to incorporate into their applications. As a result, organizations can create and deliver innovative, advanced software quickly and easily.
Helps overcome talent shortages
Lack of appropriately skilled talent is among the top challenges facing organizations today as they aim to deliver digital transformation projects. The pre-built tools and services in a PaaS solution can make it easier for less skilled developers to build and deploy applications — while more skilled developers can focus on projects that require their expertise. It’s a benefit across nearly any vertical, from cloud computing in healthcare to financial services.
PaaS also gets your team out of datacenter operations and upgrades and puts it back where it belongs — delivering business value.
A PaaS vendor ensures the platform stays current with the most recent versions, patches and fixes, which strengthens cloud security and ensures access to the most current features. Upgrades don’t interrupt work as they do in a traditional environment, and PaaS vendors often manage environments for hundreds of organizations across many industries, so they can bring their experiences, best practices and proven processes to your solution.