Cloud computing has become an essential part of many organizations’ IT strategies. However, despite the rapid growth of the cloud, there are still some concerns if the cloud adopters are indeed getting the most out of their cloud solutions.
Have you gained the agility required to succeed?
This remains a big question as many organizations that have embraced the cloud continue to face challenges. The setting up of the development, testing and deployment environments for new applications takes longer than planned. The cost of adding capacity during the application lifecycle is increasing.
The answer to these challenges is a Platform as a Service (PaaS), a cloud model that can increase agility by accelerating software development and deployment, and reducing infrastructure and maintenance costs. It can also wipe out the complexity of managing the app platform.
How to get the most out of your PaaS solution
- Consolidate on PaaS layer for efficiency and cost savings.
Going beyond infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and consolidating on PaaS are the keys to achieving cloud efficiencies. Besides gaining efficiency, many PaaS users also reported up to 50 percent operational savings compared to organizations that are managing storage stacks.
- Select a comprehensive and integrated PaaS.
When choosing a PaaS solution, pick the one that offers a complete set of flexible services and are pre-integrated to work together. Oracle PaaS delivers this functionality and more. It also has built-in development tools, in-memory analytics, as well as mobile and multitenant support. Oracle PaaS also boasts of having just one management console for private, public and hybrid cloud platforms.
- Require robustness and core capabilities.
Your PaaS solution must be able to deliver all the traditional capabilities of a data center. It should have rich credibility for enterprise performance, reliability, scalability and security. It must be able to secure sensitive data across your private and public cloud environments.
- Consider portability between all platforms.
Many enterprises prioritize having a unified and standards-based platform. This factor is essential for portability and ease of integration with external data and applications. When choosing a PaaS solution, choose the one that is built on the same architecture and uses the same underlying platform.
- Move the lowest-risk workloads to PaaS.
Lowest-risk workloads, such as application development and testing, are foreseen to increase from 39 percent to 52 percent in the next two years, according to a ComputerWorld Cloud Computing survey. These types of workloads are ideal for early migration to the cloud.
Platform as a Service enables organizations to develop new applications faster at a cheaper cost. With PaaS, IT organizations can strategically focus more on supporting and collaborating with the business rather than merely provisioning and maintaining their development environments. What’s more, developers get a standardized environment that facilitates greater innovation.
When choosing the right offering, select one that offers the most comprehensive, enterprise-grade, integrated, and standards-based PaaS. Contact Four Cornerstone if you want to enjoy flexibility, efficiency, ease of maintenance, and cost savings that Oracle PaaS delivers. Our Oracle Consulting in Dallas will explain how you can get the most out of your Platform as a Service solution.
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