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Acronym for Platform as a Service


Through this type of cloud computing, a provider offers you a runtime platform for your applications. As such, it is responsible for:


  • the servers, including the motherboard, RAM, etc.
  • the core software, such as the operating system and database engine
  • the network connection, storage and backup infrastructure.


You are responsible for the applications themselves. You choose, install, configure and use the applications at your convenience. A PaaS significantly reduces your maintenance costs, because you no longer have a server to administer, antivirus software to renew, security updates to install, etc.