Cloud systems offer low cost access to huge computational, storage, and network resources. These systems offer per-user and per-application isolation and customization via a service interface that is often implemented using high-level language technologies, well-defined Application Programming Interfaces, and web services.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services which offers a way to support the complete lifecycle of delivering web applications and services via the cloud. Along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), PaaS is a service model of cloud computing.
PaaS solution stacks offers a number of advantages. They provide significant benefits for the business with extensive savings in upfront cost of installing a development platform, improved productivity & profits, zero maintenance, decreased operational costs, global access to information using internet and many others. In essence, PaaS technologies enable creative developers to spend less time managing hardware and software.
PaaS solution stacks provide all of the infrastructure to design or deploy general, business, social and enterprise level software applications without being concerned about the underlying infrastructure including networks, servers, operating systems, storage and all the programming tools & applications.
Let’s explore the 8 open source PaaS solution stacks at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|Platform as a service (PaaS) Cloud Computing Stacks|
|OKD||Computing platform as a service product from Red Hat|
|Micro||Platform for cloud native development|
|Dokku||Smallest PaaS implementation you’ve ever seen|
|CapRover||App/database deployment platform and web server package|
|Flynn||Simple, turnkey solution to cloud, containers, ops|
|AppScale GTS||Open Source Implementation of Google App Engine|
|CloudFoundry||Part of the Pivotal Initiative|
|tsuru||Extensible and open source Platform as a Service software|
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