[blippr]Platform as a service (PaaS) is one of most emerging topic in internet these days. PaaS is one of the important element in cloud computing.  This article is Introduction to PaaS – from a series of article on PaaS – Platform as a service on techgearz.

What is PaaS?

According to wiki: “Platform as a Service” or “PaaS” is a computing platform used to deliver “Software as a Service” or SaaS. In a layman’s term, its a platform available as a service to develop web applications without actually worrying about the hardware infrastructure and software layer required for developing and deploying application.

PaaS is purely web based solution, you don’t have to download or install any software for developing your web applications / services. Most of PaaS based services come with the capability of developing workflow & web services bases applications, you can test and host the application in few steps. Developer can login to PaaS and start developing his application on internet and he need not store any thing on his PC /Mac.

This platform allows multiple people to collaboratively work on an application, irrespective of their geographical locations.

Why to use PaaS ?

Traditionally when an organization is planning or building an enterprise application,  they need to plan for hardware infrastructure, operating system, selecting software platforms like Java, .Net or PHP to develop those applications and so on. And if the application is complex they need to have a huge infrastructure with 24×7 electricity supply, high cooling systems and heavy bandwidth which is attached with a huge cost.

PaaS solves all of these problems for you, it provides you with infrastructure required to run your complex applications on internet and you will pay only for the services you are using. It has easy to develop interface, plugins and widgets which help you to develop the application faster. With PaaS, you can concentrate more on the innovations so that you can come up with your applications and stop worrying about the infrastructure you required to deploy the same.

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