Your customers demand that you deliver the best. For this, you need software development processes that are agile and innovative. This is because besides simply delivering a service, application software developers are increasingly faced with the need to offer clear value to their customers. With IT environments becoming increasingly complex, developers also need to prepare to offer products that are compatible across a range of devices.
So what’s the best way to ensure all this? Simple — Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
PaaS solutions are cloud-based solutions that you can use to build, run, test and integrate applications. These solutions usually come equipped with tools, templates and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow you to develop and manage your software with ease.
The benefits? PaaS solutions let you leverage shorter development times and lowered costs, as there is no need for you to purchase and install hardware to support your test and development processes. Instead of worrying about running and maintaining the infrastructure to support development, you can focus on innovation and offering greater value to your customers.
Here are some of the key features that most PaaS solutions have in common:
Multi-tenant architecture: Multi-tenancy allows multiple users to simultaneously use the same cloud computing infrastructure, while maintaining the privacy of their data. This helps lower cost, and additionally, gives users the benefit of increased resilience of that infrastructure, as there are several users utilizing different aspects of it, therefore pushing it to become better all the time.
Higher levels of quality and control: With the PaaS model, you don’t have to worry about the performance of your hardware. Instead, you can demand high levels of quality from your service provider. You get consistent quality in service delivery, which means that the chances of errors creeping into your application development process are reduced. This also makes it easier for you to meet security requirements.
Greater range of functionality: PaaS solutions often come equipped with tools and templates that developers can include in their offerings, thus increasing the overall range of functionality, speeding up the development process, and lowering cost.
Easier collaboration: Most PaaS solutions allow users to collaborate over projects. With multiple users collaborating over the test and development process, problems can be discovered and fixed faster.
NIIT Technologies will be coming up with products in this space soon.