IT leaders reveal best practices for a successful PaaS implementation.
firm IDC forecasts that the global public PaaS market is expected to
grow to more than $14 billion in 2017. What do customers want when it
comes to the cloud? How does PaaS fulfill those needs? What types of
PaaS offerings will do the job?
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moving to the cloud, people are no longer only looking for software as a
service or infrastructure as a service,” says Mike Lehmann, Oracle’s
vice president of product management. “They’re thinking of bringing over
application platforms and workloads to gain some of the same benefits
for the application layer—standardization, faster deployment, automation
with more flexible capital expenditure approaches, and seamless
Oracle recently participated in a survey asking more
than 300 IT leaders and practitioners in companies worldwide about
their use of PaaS. The respondents’ answers revealed five best practices
from companies that found success with PaaS. We took a deeper look at
the results with Lehmann, and gained some insights into the wisdom of
the crowd. In this case, what are companies that have adopted an
effective PaaS solution achieving?
1 Faster, More Efficient Development Cycles
deploy a new application on premises, IT has to procure, install, and
configure hardware, a database, an application server, and a development
environment. “It takes some customers weeks or even months to work
through the mechanics of hardware procurement and setup, and to install
everything they need before they even start writing one line of code for
their custom application or deploying a prebuilt application,” says
With a comprehensive PaaS solution, months can be shrunk to an hour.
“I don’t want to say it’s magic, but to some degree that’s what’s
happening,” says Lehmann. “We’re taking out a layer that is very
process-bound and bureaucratic on premises and making it on demand and
completely automated. And that’s what the Oracle cloud gives you—an
out-of-the-box, standardized environment where you can start building
the application or deploying the application or data in an hour.”
US financial services company that Lehmann worked with had a very large
on-premises data center running Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle
Database. The marketing, finance, and sales departments all had a need
for custom apps that would take one to two months to build. However,
their data center admins informed them it would be 8 to 12 weeks before
they could have the physical environment to build the apps.
they saw what we were doing in the Oracle cloud, they said, ‘You mean I
can start deploying my promotional campaign in your cloud in an hour?
That’s incredible,’” says Lehmann. “Time to value and the ability to
quickly deliver campaign-type activities was a huge deciding factor for
them to move to PaaS.”
2 Capacity on Demand
large sports and marketing organization in Europe needed to deliver
different social media campaigns to its audiences. Its customer demand
was high during the active sports season, and very low at other times of
the year. Procuring and maintaining on-premises infrastructure and
software with such fluctuations would have been costly and
time-consuming. But “one of the beauties in terms of the cloud is this
ability to have capacity on demand,” says Lehmann. “We’re giving you the
infrastructure, platform, and software out of the box in the cloud,
with service-level guarantees, so you no longer have to worry about
maintaining it as your business demand changes.”
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