By Erin Glass, Mark Drake, and Kathleen Juell
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing in which developers can provision deployment platforms to build applications. The underlying infrastructure of each platform is abstracted, meaning that users can expect pre-configured runtime environments and predictable scaling, storage, and security options. Users also have access to languages, libraries, tools, and services for application development, as well as a certain degree of control over configuration settings. However, they do not have the ability to modify the underlying operating system or network settings
PaaS can be a good choice for developers who don’t have the need to customize their underlying infrastructure or who want to focus their attention on development rather than DevOps and system administration.
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