The rising trend of work-from-home arrangements was further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, thus necessitating cloud computing services. “Cloud” refers to technology that enables organizations and companies to store data and create, launch, and use software and services through the Internet. With cloud technology, users — developers, contributors, and end-users or customers — can access data and collaborate harmoniously from different devices and locations.
An excellent example of cloud in action is a team working from their respective homes, working together on Google Docs instead of passing a document in a relay. That said, there is more to the cloud (and Oracle PaaS, in particular) than convenient storage.
Let’s move forward to what PaaS or “Platform as a Service” in Oracle’s suite of cloud-based products and services is.
PaaS is one of the three main categories of cloud computing (the other two being “Infrastructure as a Service” or IaaS and “Software as a Service” or SaaS). These three are often lumped together and referenced interchangeably even though they have different uses:
Oracle supports applications under all three categories, including a fourth product: Data as a Service (DaaS). Additionally, Oracle Cloud can support third-party apps and open-source technologies that are compatible with the Oracle infrastructure. With cloud being their common denominator, it is inevitable that the uses for Oracle PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS overlap.
For example, Oracle PaaS or Oracle Cloud Platform may be used to enhance the capabilities of SaaS. On its own, “Software as a Service” provides users with software that’s ready and easy to use. Unfortunately, SaaS doesn’t give users the freedom to customize its features or control over its programming infrastructure. With the Oracle Cloud Platform, companies can enjoy the combined perks of PaaS and SaaS.
Oracle PaaS gives clients the tools and platform to do the following:
Companies that rely on software services can benefit significantly from the Oracle Cloud Platform. Considering its capabilities, they can use PaaS to accelerate their software innovations and customize their SaaS systems to better meet the needs of the company and the end-users. It also reduces security risks and improves the way a company’s departments work together.
Oracle Cloud Platform is a gift that keeps on giving. Besides amplifying the benefits of SaaS and IaaS, it ensures that companies can migrate smoothly and quickly from an on-premises set-up to a cloud infrastructure. This is very useful today considering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More importantly, it enables organizations to spearhead innovations and make critical business decisions based on data.
Ready to move from an on-premises cloud computing service to the cloud? Even if you’re only planning to transition half of your processes to PaaS, the Oracle platform can make things easy for your IT and staff.
We can tell you more about how Oracle PaaS can help your company. Get in touch with eVerge Group to schedule a meeting.