What Is "PaaS"?


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"PaaS" stands for Platform as a Service. It is the process of using enterprise computing hardware over the Internet. For instance, instead of building a data center to power a small start up company, costs can be reduced without reduction in quality of hardware by renting space through hosting companies.

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Using PaaS allows businesses to gain access to robust computing tools, such as storage, networking, operating systems and servers, for a fraction of what it would take to set up and operate them. These services are hosted, meaning another company operates the hardware and businesses purchase space from the hosting company. PaaS is a part of cloud computing and allows for scalable computing solutions for businesses.

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