Developing in the Cloud: The Benefits of PaaS

The world of cloud-based computing services is growing every day. With all the different companies offering cloud services now, it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) models may be more useful for some companies, but for companies who develop, test, and market software and applications, the virtualized platform of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model is perfect.

What is PaaS?

The PaaS model of cloud computing is great for developers. Under this model, the PaaS provider provides the networks, servers, storage, and various other services to the client in the cloud. The client then creates software using tools or libraries provided by the PaaS provider, as well as controlling the deployment and the settings of the software.

The PaaS model allows developers to create and test out their applications without actually having to buy and manage the hardware themselves. This leaves the developers more time to work on their applications and software rather than worrying about whether or not their server is working properly, because that is the PaaS provider’s job.

PaaS Providers at HostingCon 2013

Several PaaS providers will be making their way to Austin this June for HostingCon 2013. Want to learn more about them and how you can benefit from their services? Read on!

Abacus Solutions offers their Abacus Enterprise Plus Cloud PaaS for both i5/OS and Windows environments. This platform moves day-to-day operations management into the hands of Abacus’ Level 3 support and allows you to focus on managing your application itself. With a Tier 3 primary data center located in Atlanta, as well as 24/7 infrastructure and operations support and daily offsite backups, you can be sure that your data will be secure and well-supported.

Developing in Java and/or PHP? Jelastic offers a more specialized PaaS for you. Their next-generation Java and PHP cloud hosting platform can run and scale any Java or PHP application without needing to make any code changes. Jelastic installs automatically and quickly, allowing you to use it as soon as you need it. They also have different software stacks that you can mix and match according to your needs.

Interested in learning more about what these companies have to offer you? Check out their websites or check them out at HostingCon 2013. Register today and take advantage of the early bird registration specials!

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