Understand What is PaaS in Cloud Computing


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Cloud computing, as we know it today, is an almost vital technology that is used on a daily basis. From big-scale companies using cloud computing to store their financial data to individual users using it to store pictures, the use of the cloud has achieved wide popularity among interest users globally.

Ever since the pandemic hit in 2019, the market for cloud computing has seen a rapid upward trajectory in terms of cloud building, infrastructure and development. To a regular internet user, the idea of cloud computing and understanding it may seem intimidating. However, with a few quick and easy guidelines, it is not very difficult to understand the concept.

To understand cloud computing, it is helpful to understand its services and divisions. The cloud, based on the services it offers, has been divided into three models, which are as follows:

  • SaaS – Software as a service
  • PaaS – Platform as a service
  • IaaS – Infrastructure as a service

Here are some things you need to know about PaaS:

  • PaaS is a cloud computing service that offers a flexible platform to developers so that they can develop, run and manage apps using programming languages and tools provided by the Cloud provider.
  • The entire system operates through a third-party operating system, so the users do not have to update or maintain the development tools or hardware.
  • Changing the app development from a local machine to an online platform, the  pre-prepared operating system makes for a faster, simple and more secure app development that gives more freedom to focus on the application design.
  • PaaS is a great service for developers, as it provides a hassle-free platform to develop apps easily. If you are looking to become an app developer, using a service like PaaS will be greatly beneficial.

How PaaS works:

Platform as a service is usually delivered as a secure online programme that can be accessed all over the internet. Applications can directly be creted, built and managed on the PaaS system and deployed once they are completed. PaaS solutions are specific to application and software development and include the following:

  • Cloud infrastructure: These include data centres, network equipment, storage and servers.
  • Middleware software: These are operating systems, including their frameworks, data libraries and more.
  • User interface: These interfaces include a GUI (graphical user interface), (CLI) command line interface, API (application programming interface)


Advantages of PaaS:

  • Developers have easy and instant access to a complete application due to a pre prepared development platform that doesn’t have to be built or managed. This saves them a lot more time, and developers can develop and deploy the app.
  • One of the biggest advantages of using this service is that it is pretty low-maintenance. Because the service is upgraded by itself, the developer doesn’t have to worry about keeping everything updated.
  • The capacity of PaaS is endless. The service lets you scale down or up accordingly for low traffic periods or unexpected surges.
  • PaaS is completely and flexibly accessible from any device or location over an internet connection.
  • PaaS does not require building any software or hardware; therefore, companies or developers enjoy using it at a low investment cost. There is no extra cost in maintaining the software, so it can be used without requiring any investment in infrastructure. Reduced operating costs make it suitable for a company of any size.



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