With more and more discussion occurring around the concept of Platform as a Service (PaaS), developers, IT and business managers are doing their fair share of head scratching, trying to understand the business value and benefits of a cloud-based approach to develop, test, deploy, host, and maintain online applications in a single, integrated in-the-cloud environment.
To aid this understanding, Bungee Labs has published and sponsored a free 14-page White Paper “The Next Evolution in Web Apps: Platform-as-a-Service” (PDF), written by Dion Hinchcliffe, a well-known business strategist and enterprise architect, who speaks, writes, and works prolifically hands-on with clients in the Fortune 500, federal government, and the Internet startup community. Dion has extensive hands on experience building and deploying large-scale, next generation Web applications, and helps lead the industry by evolving the thinking around Web 2.0 in the enterprise on ZDNet and Social Computing Magazine.
The Next Evolution in Web Apps: Platform-as-a-Service
– Executive Summary
Although the Web has evolved into the most efﬁcient way in history for individuals and companies to access and share data, it doesn’t always live up to its true potential. For every Web-based application or Web site that delivers a rich, intuitive user experience, many more lack true interactivity and require multi-step, multi-page processes to complete simple business transactions. Those IT departments that can justify the expense invest tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars to patch together and manage many technologies using multiple languages in order to create a single online application — yet the results may only approach the ease of use and interactive experience consumers expect.
Instead of looking for ways to make inadequate technology work better, businesses can bypass these problems by moving the entire Web application lifecycle to an online uniﬁed development and deployment platform. This new approach, called Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), unlocks the Web’s full potential by using a Web-native platform to create and deliver applications in the same environment in which they’re meant to be used.
Bungee Connect from Bungee Labs is a comprehensive PaaS offering businesses the ability to leverage the power and ubiquity of the Web to develop, test, deploy, host, and maintain online applications in a single, integrated environment. The Bungee Connect PaaS accelerates development, improves access to data, enhances collaboration, eliminates provisioning and management of infrastructure, and allows developers to focus on creating a higher level of functionality, without compromising control over data. The result: richer, more intuitive applications that reach more end users, for a signiﬁcantly higher return on investment (ROI) and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Download the full PDF White Paper (no registration required): – The Next Evolution in Web Apps: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
Alex Barnett, VP Community