You may find the term SaaS more familiar since nearly everyone now uses software as a service, an app hosted online. Anytime you view a movie on YouTube or write a letter or paper using Microsoft Word or Google Docs, you use SaaS. Today, let’s talk about how platform as a service (PaaS) helps you run a better business.
PaaS offers a platform for application development and maintenance that also lets the developer run and manage the application from the cloud. Since it’s ready-made, you don’t have to set up infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which consists of on-demand access to online servers, storage, plus networking. This saves your IT staff from the heavy lifting backend work.
Growth of PaaS
Like the other cloud technologies, PaaS offers businesses a way to survive in the modern era from any location. While location once decided a business’s success, by operating in the cloud, the business owner and staff can work from anywhere. Businesses recognized this quickly during COVID-19 and spent more on PaaS and related technologies. According to Gartner, spending on public cloud services grew about 23 percent from 2020 to 2021, from $270 billion to $332.3 billion.
That figure meshes with Statista’s numbers. In 2022, cloud computing generated $300 billion in overall revenue. More than 67 percent of businesses have adopted Microsoft Azure for their business processes, using that platform to grow and develop their own solutions in a flexible and changeable environment that differs from the traditional development of legacy software solutions. In fact, by 2024, forecasts predict that the cloud app development market aspect of the “as a service” revolution will generate $166.83 billion.
Benefits of PaaS
That remarkable growth and increased demand for cloud services spawned growth in cloud application development. The PaaS technology offers five key benefits.
1. Offers a more scalable solution than other options.
2. Cuts time to develop and implement solutions.
3. Results in reduced costs.
4. Increases the company’s geographic reach.
5. Allows better monitoring.
The PaaS technology offers improved security since the platform’s hosts and developers handle ensuring that the platform meets all compliance requirements for online security.
Working in the Cloud Builds on Agile Methodology
Amid complex efforts to improve agile methodology, businesses that move to the cloud find it enables agile inherently. With the infrastructure provided, businesses can focus on specifics and improvements. This results in three agile benefits:
1. Automation made easier.
2. Instantly scalable capacity planning.
3. Continual observation and monitoring of resources to simplify optimization.
4. Agile development results in a faster time-to-market.
Get Started with PaaS Today
Contact Starr & Associates today to get started with PaaS and enable your business’s growth and development. We understand the modern tools of business and can help you establish your place in the cloud. Let us help your business improve its procedures and processes to grow.