Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. You purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection.

Advantages of PaaS

  • Cut coding time
  • Add development capabilities without adding staff
  • Develop for multiple platforms—including mobile—more easily
  • Use sophisticated tools affordably
  • Support geographically distributed development teams
  • Efficiently manage the application lifecycle