What Is Platform as a Service?

Platform as a service (PaaS) allows developers, IT professionals, and business leaders to develop, test, and deploy the next generation of applications in the cloud in a secure, cost-effective manner that speeds time to market and increases competitive advantage.

Large organizations need to develop, secure, and share content and insights across departments. PaaS enables them to integrate multiple cloud and on-premises applications, increasing flexibility and deriving greater business value from IT. Smaller organizations gain access to the same enterprise IT capabilities, establishing new environments and creating and scaling applications in multiple channels for multiple purposes.