Platform as a Service: a new way to outsource
Through Platform as a service (PaaS), players promise a computing power on demand with IT performance guarantee. A service associated with a myriad of value-added services that include their development through Development, a task that is similar in practice to out sourcing.
After entry, the main course comes. This will help set your attention so as to understand with the concept of SaaS (Software as a Service), companies are now encouraged by a growing number of providers (Google, Salesforce.com, Microsoft) to enter a new era of distribution of their resources: the PaaS (Platform as a Service).
For some real innovation, marketing smokescreen for other, this new concept is missing at least not to sharpen the curiosity. Especially as the key, he dangled the benefits that – in principle – cannot refuse. Particularly in terms of reducing IT costs by avoiding the purchase of such equipment. PaaS but would also have a computing capacity constantly aligned with their needs (servers, storage or memory), customized applications on demand.
The concept of Platform as a Service,encompasses both the provision of computing power on demand through physical infrastructure networks and the provision of a distributed development environment and code-sharing services enable companies to source customize their applications. This has been seen as the benefit of PaaS in cloud computing by many firms.
Far from being treated as a shared hosting service, the concept of PaaS propose in fact nothing less – according to its promoters – a paradigm shift in the way of providing IT service to businesses. This is by the fact that the resources on which it relies are now scattered in a string of data centers, located at the 4 corners of the globe, and not just grouped together in a single location.
A concept not far the end of cloud computing with which it shares clearly more similarities than points of divergence. Another benefit that has been observed of the PaaS is an entire dimension of the concept of cloud computing, which presents you with the advantage of having a guarantee of the quality of the servers used in data centers, but also track their updates. This is the opinion of the content controllers of the article.
Today, there are several categories of players emerging PaaS as well as historical, all have in common to provide companies a turnkey service, both in terms of application development and technical facilities and material to request. Among the main, followers there is also the ubiquitous Google and Salesforce.com (respectively with Google App Engine and Force.com and also Microsoft (Titan) or Amazon (Elastic Computing Cloud).