A cloud-based approach to development can be as successful as SaaS.
When the full history of IT is written, it is probable that SaaS -- software-as-a-service -- will be seen as the bridge that brought most businesses to the cloud for the first time, and convinced them to stay. SaaS vendors have been able to offer lower costs than traditionally deployed software, agility in the form of nearly instantaneous provisioning, and a host of other advantages.
SaaS has been so successful that many organizations are now seriously considering using the same cloud-based approach to development with a Platform as a Service (Paas) provider. That’s not surprising since so many of the same advantages apply.
There are variations in PaaS deployment options. When it comes to PaaS, you should consider which of these cloud deployment options work best:
Consider all of your options when picking a PaaS
When it comes to PaaS, you should consider these additional perspectives:
By considering these various options, PaaS can become a truly strategic option, making IT more cost-effective and flexible while potentially delivering more and better functionality.
For more on the strategic considerations in Platform as a Service application development, download my latest whitepaper, “9 Essentials to Create Amazing Applications Faster.”
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Mark Troester is the Vice President of Strategy at Progress. He guides the strategic go-to-market efforts for the Progress cognitive-first strategy. Mark has extensive experience in bringing application development and big data products to market. Previously, he led product marketing efforts at Sonatype, SAS and Progress DataDirect. Before these positions, Mark worked as a developer and developer manager for start-ups and enterprises alike. You can find him on LinkedIn or @mtroester on Twitter.
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