Why buy (and manage, upgrade and replace) when you can simply use?
For many businesses, the “traditional” approach to computing is all about installing software tools on servers that have specific amounts of space and power.
“Certainly, these servers are increasingly moving to the cloud, but virtual servers operate along the same lines – your IT team will have to spend plenty of time managing the software you’re hosting,” explains Pieter Hebben, analytics solution lead at delaware.
But just a few years ago, a scalable, flexible and agile way of implementing organizational IT began to emerge: platform-as-a-service, or PaaS. Pieter: “Instead of servers, select companies began purchasing services. So, instead of buying licenses for software A and B and installing and managing the tools on your on-premise or cloud servers, you simply buy access to that software according to the needs of your business.”
PaaS transcends the entire expensive, hassle-filled process of supplying your firm with hardware and operating systems, upgrading and replacing them, and keeping patches up to date. “Just think of PaaS from an IT asset management perspective: not only do businesses win time and money, they automatically eliminate a range of cybersecurity risks that come with hardware,” Pieter continues.