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What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) Definition

Platform as a Service, or PaaS, is a cloud computing model that allows developers to build and deploy applications without worrying about managing the underlying infrastructure. With PaaS, developers can focus on the application, while the cloud provider handles tasks like scaling, security, and maintenance. PaaS offers a flexible and cost-effective way to develop, run, and maintain custom applications, without the need for on-premises hardware or extensive IT resources. From startups to enterprise businesses, organizations are increasingly turning to PaaS to streamline their development workflows, accelerate time-to-market, and improve business agility. Whether you're building a mobile app, a web platform, or a data-driven application, PaaS provides a scalable and reliable foundation to bring your ideas to life.

PaaS definition

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