Enterprises that are considering building their digital architectures on the cloud have the benefit of a rapidly evolving, competitive market. Because these storage technologies are constantly improving, cloud providers are having to produce unique innovations in order to stand out. For IT teams, this means that there are always new options to choose from to construct an infrastructure that is suitable to the company's goals and operational needs.
Is PaaS the new standard in cloud computing?
Platform as a service (PaaS) has become a widespread resource that gives enterprises an easy and agile cloud-based strategy. Rather than requiring IT teams to craft an entire environment from scratch, PaaS is typically ready to deploy immediately. Additionally, by making use of the flexibility of the cloud, this strategy makes it easier for decision-makers to leverage cloud-based applications.
Database administration, for instance, is a cloud-based application that assists big data corporations with their information categorization. The services provided by remote DBA experts connect to the company's PaaS solution, enabling the third-party source access to assist with general IT maintenance and security.
According to InfoWorld, IDC recently reported that PaaS is growing. By 2017, it is expected that this strategy will reach $14 billion in the global IT marketplace, which places the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 30 percent, which is a stark contrast from the 4 percent of overall tech spending. The source noted that competition is the driving force behind the predictions.
Knowing what the options are
As more industries adopt PaaS, its functionality continues to change to suit different business strategies. Smart Data Collective noted that it's important for IT managers to be aware of the trajectory of these evolutions. For instance, PaaS has become a valuable option for most companies, but cloud services can be deployed within several different digital infrastructures, such as virtualization and data centers. It's important, therefore, that decision-makers have considered all of their options before committing to one solution.
The flexibility of the cloud and the widespread use of the Internet in most computing resources has made it easier for IT managers to weave together different strategies. Whether it's PaaS, a hybrid strategy or something else altogether, cloud services are providing businesses with seemingly limitless opportunities for customization.
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