PAAS in Cloud Computing – The Platform as a Service Model
Have you ever gone head-to-head with a new project to compete for server space? Have new applications or software development efforts ever caused major outages for your company? Read on to find out how the Internet may just be the most cost-effective solution to your problem.
But, first, let’s explore a little bit more about something called cloud computing. For businesses, there are three main types of cloud computing, all which have their own benefits.
Platform as a Service cloud computing provides some of the nuts and bolts for business computing with hardware and software tools delivery. The main purpose or value of having these available online is to take pressure off of a company’s existing servers and in-house network. The method behind the madness is that building and testing software or new applications can cause downtime to the rest of a traditional in-house server.
Downtime costs a lot of money because no one can get any work done. This is partly the reason companies embrace full-on cloud computing, but that is a story for another day. Say a company ran a risk analysis and realized that 98 percent of its downtime in the past 15 years was during application development. Bingo! Subscribing to PaaS cloud computing service model solves their problem in most cases. It costs a little bit of money but is a great way to safeguard the company’s day-to-day operational costs.
Utilizing PaaS has another excellent benefit. Because space can be rented on an as-needed basis it is economical and can be billed to separate projects. In addition, it also means the server space can be rented somewhat independently of other projects, granting access on a need-to-know basis for project team members.
As always, source companies carefully. Get references and check them. In addition, do look a the bottom line as well. PaaS is a solution many companies are finding to be just the answer they needed.