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Want to deploy PaaS in your own infrastructure? Not a problem.
Taking a narrow view of technology tools may hold companies back. For example, supposing that cloud-native Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology needs public cloud resources to operate might stop some leaders from selecting one of these options. This is untrue, however. Businesses in need of an extra measure of security or control can bring the platform into their on-premise architecture.
The on-premise option
Flexibility is one of the most important currencies when it comes to the use of IT products. If departments don't select a solution that suits their exact specifications, the result may be serious functionality problems. Fortunately, leading PaaS offerings may be far more adaptable than leaders give them credit for.
Some organizations may see the word "cloud" and assume that they cannot partake of the system in question. These businesses may be bound by strict regulations or simply extremely cautious about letting any information out of hardware they directly own. They could also be well-stocked with powerful or customized server hardware and prefer to use solutions that exploit that power rather than effectively renting server capability from private cloud vendors.
In any case, they will be interested to learn that some PaaS offerings, including Progress® Pacific™, are available for installation in their own infrastructure, a far cry from the common perception of the cloud. These tools combine the best of both worlds, granting the hands-on control that these buyers want while still operating in a way associated with the current generation of powerful hosted tools.
All the control in the world won't help a software deployment if the technology itself is no good. Fortunately, powerful PaaS options are available on the on-premise model. For example, the actual environment employees gain access to is similar to what they could expect in the cloud, with all the connectivity benefits that entails. Modern, hosted PaaS options are renowned as enablers of an efficient DevOps approach to application development, wherein integration between the development and operations teams creates a faster turnaround time on new products. PaaS hosted on-premise could become the same type of catalyst.
The flexibility of PaaS deployments is one of their greatest attributes. It's best not to assume that these tools have to be deployed in a particular way, as there are options available. Whether a business wants the budgetary freedom that comes with a public cloud approach or the impressive control that is part and parcel of an on-premise deployment, it can find its ideal solution. It pays to look at the options currently available.
An experienced content and social media marketing professional, Michelle writes frequently about the practical applications of information technology.
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