7 Factors why PaaS is the Future of Cloud Computing

Platform-as-a-service: These are the Seven factors on why PaaS is the future of cloud computing. The positioning of the value of PaaS is actually very simple: Bring your code and we will serve you everything-Internet connection, power, hardware, operating system, software, monitoring, backup, recovery, failover, scaling and more. The IT department will concentrate on writing code to solve business problems, leaving only the infrastructure and operating mechanisms for the supplier.

The vast majority of web applications will eventually be on platform-as-a-service, namely PaaS. This transition will be slower than infrastructure as a service (IaaS), because the development of a perfect PaaS will greatly lose control of hardware and software. Many IT companies will resist it, but PaaS services will eventually emerge.

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The positioning of the value of PaaS is actually very simple: Bring your code and we will serve you everything-Internet connection, power, hardware, operating system, software, monitoring, backup, recovery, failover, scaling and more. The IT department will concentrate on writing code to solve business problems, leaving only the infrastructure and operating mechanisms for the supplier. In theory, compared to using your own employees to do these tasks, you will get a better practice deployment, including security and business continuity, while having lower costs and better quality.

What we are talking about is “theory” because these are still in the early stages. As manufacturers provide a variety of different services to more mobile devices, CIOs need time to prove its stability. However, we believe that PaaS is the future trend, and companies that do not consider PaaS will eventually be at a disadvantage.

Enterprises should consider the Seven Factors of PaaS:

The realization of PaaS requires two main factors: one is the platform service and the other is the operating platform. We included PaaS vendors in our comparison. It must sell software and SaaS services on Web applications at the same time, and provide an infrastructure to run these applications on it. If the supplier does not provide the underlying infrastructure other than the platform, you will not fully reflect the true value of PaaS, because you lack the “one package to the end” experience.

Compared to IaaS or SaaS vendors, PaaS vendors are more difficult because of many different factors. We have an in-depth discussion and evaluation of this in the article. Here, we evaluated how to choose a PaaS provider in seven aspects.

1. Programming language and framework:

It generally has a preferred programming language, and vendors rarely support the operation of this language. But one exception: Proprietary PaaS, customer purchases are based on other factors, and willingness to use any language is also necessary. A good example is Salesforce.com’s Force.com, which uses a proprietary language, but provides a powerful ecosystem on the top that allows application developers’ brains to interact with traditional application development platforms compared to.

2. Database:

Generally speaking, PaaS database server support is similar to programming language support. However, modern application development is alleviated by migrating to a different database server. Several PaaS providers also support so-called “next generation” databases, such as Xeround, which provides a widely used database with the same interface, just like MySQL, but only as a service. In order to ensure that they meet the requirements of your regulations and security policies, the important verification database security is still provided by the PaaS provider.

3. Usability:

Narrow your list based on programming language and database support. After that, the next definition should be how to save you uptime of the application. For this reason, we asked some questions about the surrounding environment to understand what happens when the server and software fail. The service level agreement (SLA) is important, but it almost never pays for the downtime of the enterprise’s application. Later, from the cost and income of the SLA supplier, the supplier will clearly specify the service content and responsibilities that need to be responsible.

4. Security:

When a supplier chooses an infrastructure, security and regulatory rules are of paramount importance. Similarly, PaaS is the same. Remember, multitasking has become a trend for the majority of suppliers-PaaS vendors want to reduce costs and maintain high availability, they must spread a large number of applications and data on shared servers. This has led to the application of PaaS information beyond the scope of supervision, but many manufacturers already have solutions for joint supervision, such as storing credit cards. Read more on Security.

5. Service:

Many PaaS vendors also provide additional services, such as third-party additional products. There are these examples: code base integration (to start the source code repository branch of the application), caching service (save database query results to accelerate application performance), log service (to integrate all application copy logs) and payment service (Carry out outsourcing acceptance, processing and storing credit card numbers in a PC I compatible environment). View Service Providers

6. Customer service:

PaaS service providers have established services between various layers (such as services from the application layer to the database layer), which makes the relationship between developers and suppliers closer.

7. Price:

Cost is important, so compared to other solutions, such as enterprise internal deployment or IaaS, whether PaaS can save costs more. Migrating to your existing deployment, PaaS services have only a small price difference compared to other services. We need to use security and availability compatible services to obtain the most appropriate language, database and load support. Check out the impact of Price Increase.


It should be noted that the price of PaaS is directly proportional to the actual cost. Highly optimized application code will be more efficient than unoptimized application code. Similarly, if you choose to run on an application of a supplier’s product, the supplier may ask you to purchase more service items. There is no way to predict before an application runs. Fortunately, most PaaS vendors will offer free trials. So after, please make sure that you can use other apps when different suppliers increase prices or service interruptions.

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