What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

PaaS is a cloud platform that allows developers to quickly develop, run, and manage applications without the capital expense and maintenance requirements of an in-house infrastructure.

Platform as a Service Definition

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a complete development environment that is hosted in the cloud and enables application developers to create apps quickly and easily. It usually includes an OS, web server, tools, programming language, database, network, servers, storage, and more. The PaaS provider hosts and maintains the system and often builds a solution tailored to the unique needs of the customer. The customer maintains control of its applications. Many providers offer pay-as-you-go and other online pricing models.

Why Platform as a Service?

PaaS allows businesses to quickly and confidently develop, deploy, and iterate applications and integrations without having to purchase and maintain supporting infrastructure. PaaS solutions usually scale automatically to meet demand, and speed processes through automation and standardization of development and deployment tasks. Multiple people can use the same development application concurrently, which allows several developers to work on a project and stakeholders to interact with the development team.

How is PaaS different from Iaas and SaaS?

PaaS builds on IaaS, which streamlines and automates the provisioning of compute resources. The “platform” layer is the operating system that allows developers to develop and deploy apps in a highly streamlined manner. SaaS offerings are cloud-based apps built for end users.

Why HPE Platform as a Service? 

You can reap the all benefits of cloud computing and build an agile, on-demand business by using Helion Stackato, a platform as a service based on Cloud Foundry™. It will help your developers deploy containers quickly and easily, and provision and manage all the services they need in a fraction of the time it takes to manage virtual machines. You can easily develop scalable, high-availability cloud apps for the enterprise, seamlessly deploy them on hybrid clouds, and rapidly iterate them as necessary. HPE Helion Stackato is available standalone to run on your own IaaS provider, or as part of HPE Helion CloudSystem, a unified hardware, software and services solution for private and hybrid cloud.

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Help your developers deploy containers quickly and easily, and provision and manage all the services they need in a fraction of the time it takes to manage virtual machines.

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Build a private cloud, manage a multi-cloud environment, and develop and deploy cloud natives apps with this unified hardware and software solution for hybrid cloud

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