Hosting From the Cloud
Platform as a service (PaaS) delivery models enable you to use a provider such as Dell or Microsoft® to provide hardware and software — as well as provisioning and hosting capabilities — needed to develop, deliver and maintain applications and other resources.
A PaaS approach can address key application management and development issues, offering such benefits as:
- Low barriers to entry — By doing away with the need to make up-front investments in new hardware and software resources, PaaS radically reduces the costs, risks and timelines associated with new development efforts.
- Innovation without hassle — PaaS models free your IT staff to collaboratively develop and test applications outside the constraints and limitations of your in-house infrastructure.
- Greater flexibility — PaaS enables automatic, scalable application deployment and greatly simplifies patch and update management. It can also deliver applications to 10 or 10,000 users depending on demand.