Which is the Perfect PaaS Platform?

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We already know that IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is a service model of cloud computing where the user outsources the resources used to support operations. Resources including storage, hardware, servers and networking parts. Cost is typically on a per-user basis. Unlike colocation services, in IaaS the service provider owns the equipment and responsible for running and maintaining it. The client typically installs the required software and run the applications.

Which is the Perfect PaaS Platform

PaaS (Platform as a Service) are mostly for helping the developer to speed up the development phase, save money and most important feature of PaaS is avoidance of setting up configurations and managing many technical things of backend. Many of the Platform as a service (PaaS) automates the configuration, deployment and management of applications in the cloud. Heroku is one of the oldest PaaS and we published lot of guides in the past. OpenShift is another PaaS on which we have some guides on this website. Among the remaining, there is IBM BlueMix (which is now within the IBM Cloud entity), we do have some guides on IBM BlueMix. Rest is like Google App Engine (we do have fewer guides as well), CloudFoundry etc. We never tested much more PaaS outside the mentioned. Azure, Amazon also has PaaS.

A Perfect PaaS platform should take care of the following points:

  1. As real time as like any IaaS
  2. High Availability
  3. Scalability
  4. Git support
  5. Command line tools
  6. Multiple Database options
  7. Data backup option
  8. Wider languages and framework support
  9. Support of templates
  10. Good number of sample projects on GitHub
  11. Support for deployment on public or private cloud
  12. Good uptime
  13. Support for enterprise needs (such as cluster management, user identity management)
  14. Secure tunneling support
  15. Support for port management
  16. Good documentation
  17. Good support
  18. Cheap with a free usage tier

Unfortunately, finding a good PaaS platform even after spending money is not that easy. Instead of seeking an allrounder best PaaS, it is better to find your goal related best PaaS.





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Which is the Perfect PaaS Platform?