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What is PaaS in Cloud Computing?

Why is PaaS important?

PaaS is a key part of cloud computing because it provides:

  • Fast provisioning
    Because there’s no need to buy or install hardware and software, development teams don’t need to wait. This means that organizations can provision resources and start developing immediately.
  • Optimal scaling
    Scaling with on-premises platforms can often be expensive because organizations must buy additional compute, storage, and networking capacity. PaaS provides the option to purchase added capacity, to use immediately or when it’s needed.
  • Proactive alerts and monitoring
    PaaS frees up personnel from spending valuable time managing and monitoring systems. As a result, when issues arise, they are spotted quickly, enabling teams to focus more on innovating.
  • Metering facilities to establish usage for PaaS tenants
    PaaS billing and metering can depend on many factors, including incoming and outgoing network bandwidth, CPU utilization, stored data, and more. For this reason, PaaS can be a reliable and accurate way to reduce cloud computing costs.

PaaS Cloud Computing benefits

When it comes to cloud computing, price is always a concern. But by consolidating resources and eliminating manual tasks, PaaS has been proven to reduce operational costs by up to 50%.

And because PaaS reduces the time it takes to deploy environments, test, and provision them, agility is another key benefit. As a result, applications can be used quickly, scaled out as needed.

Who benefits from PaaS Cloud Computing?

Organizations that switch to a PaaS cloud computing model typically want:

  • Faster time to market for their applications
    Because PaaS is a great way to build applications quickly, developers don’t have to build, provision, and configure their own platforms or infrastructure.
  • Consolidated infrastructure and less provisioning
    PaaS already comes with built-in infrastructure, such as servers, storage, and networking. Additionally, it also includes middleware, development tools, business intelligence (BI) services, and database management services.
  • Lower cost of ownership
    With a wide variety of resources available on PaaS platforms, they are less expensive to operate. With operating systems, middleware, development tools, and databases, PaaS has many features that would be difficult for many organizations to affordably maintain.
  • Less administration and more automated features
    PaaS can reduce or eliminate software licensing costs, while also managing updates, patches, and provisioning. The automation of these once-manual tasks can reduce an organization’s overall application management costs.
  • Better support
    A PaaS provider can offer personalized support and guidance, along with faster incident resolution. These services are designed to help organizations stay agile and running while maximizing their investments.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for PaaS solutions

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers industry-leading PaaS solutions flexible enough to meet an organization’s unique needs. Learn more about OCI for PaaS.