PaaS- a Cloud technology you MUST know

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Technological advancements keep changing and updating day-by-day, we need to move along with it. We are known about AI and digitization, but now we are to be aware of PaaS.

PaaS or Platform-as-a-Service is a cloud computing system with a set of deployment and scaling automation, application management, and DevOps tool that can run on shared infrastructure or non-premises. PaaS also has to maintain and sustain the underlying infrastructure.

Here is what you need to know and what you MUST do:

PURPOSE-DRIVEN

There is a purpose to which PaaS applications are built. It serves the purpose of providing automated services, deploys, and distributes for purposes that need to be met. In this cloud, the purpose is the abstraction that can be low, mid, and high purposes.

Low Abstraction platform such as Container-as-a-Services, the purposes of DevOps which provide deep access to infrastructure configuration and giving little control over the container systems.

Mid Abstraction platform has the objective to give developers precoded programmes in order to avoid the headache of building one. The wide range this platform presents are development framework, middleware software stacks, APIs and services completely abstracted from CaaS and IaaS deployment properties.

High Abstraction Platforms are simplifies the developers worker even further by providing the entire set coded in advance. This helps in improving and boosting the application software and ready to go.

FUNCTIONALITY AND SERVICES

There are three main approaches under this category:

Deployment Automation, PaaSes targeting providing tools and services for deployment automation offering “one-click” or “git-push” functionality, still as pre-configured environments for code building, continuous integration and project management tools.

Infrastructure Automation, it provides tools for infrastructural services such as health and monitoring, security performances, cost optimization, etc.

Container Orchestration, Container management platforms offering functionality to resolve challenges of containerization process and implementation of cloud-native approach for existing or new applications. Many PaaS vendors now offer CaaS as an integral component of their products, further reinforcing the view of PaaS as a group of various DevOps tools.

Make the PaaS Choice

The next point to contemplate is vendor and data lock-in. Along with the benefits Paas offer, there are proprietary limitations that one cannot cause making it one of the setbacks of this cloud computing system.This aspect affects application portability. So migration to the opposite cloud or implementing multi-cloud interoperability approach becomes a real challenge. the identical issue applies to the stored data. Ensure that PaaS provider allows to import/export data easily with none lock-in.

PaaS is a change and it’s futuristic.

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