Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment that is based in the cloud infrastructure. The services provided by PaaS enable the users to create and deliver everything ranging from simple cloud-based applications to cloud-enabled business enterprise applications.
A PaaS provider hosts the hardware and software on his own infrastructure. As a result of this, there is no need for the users to invest in installing in house hardware and software for developing or running new applications. PaaS is the perfect platform for the developers for building applications and services on the internet. All the PaaS services are hosted in the cloud and all the users and developers can access them simply through a web browser.
PaaS is not an alternative for the existing IT infrastructure of a business. Instead, a business utilizes the PaaS platform for working with important services like Java development or application hosting.
A PaaS provider ensures that a resilient platform is provided to the users that can be used for installing applications and data sets. With the help of the PaaS platform, users can completely concentrate on creating and running the applications instead of building the underlying infrastructure and maintaining it.
Several PaaS products are crafted for software development. A PaaS platform ensures compute and storage infrastructure along with features like version management, test editing, compiling, testing services etc. These prominent features help the developers for creating new software within a short span of time and by ensuring complete accuracy and efficiency.