Focus on your applications, and become more competitive

Develop, deploy and manage your applications, websites and services in the cloud. Get an ecosystem of PaaS solutions, available on demand and billed on a pay-as-you-go basis, enabling you to:

  • Accelerate your time-to-market.
  • Control your budget.
  • Guarantee that your data is protected.

The challenges

In a digital economy, your applications are the product you market, or your production tool. To stay competitive, you need to create, maintain, enhance and scale your applications within your business constraints. Our PaaS catalogue can help you with this.

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What is PaaS?

PaaS is one of three types of cloud computing service (along with IaaS and SaaS). It refers to a platform that a cloud provider offers to users via the network. This is why it is called Platform-as-a-Service. This platform is hosted by the provider, within their infrastructure. The user logs in to the platform via the OVHcloud Control Panel, a different control panel, or an API. They will only be billed for what they use, on either an hourly or monthly basis (depending on the solution concerned and the provider’s billing systems). There are many reasons this model can be advantageous for companies. They can provide their teams (especially developers and programmers) with a platform to help them with their daily work, and they do not need to maintain the platform itself. The cloud service provider takes care of it, by maintaining the physical infrastructure on which the platform is hosted. This means that businesses do not need to invest in local servers or train maintenance teams in order to use their tools.

Why migrate to PaaS?

If you already have a platform, cloud migration is a natural progression. When you have an infrastructure to run your platform on, maintaining it costs time and money. If you migrate to the cloud, infrastructure maintenance will be a problem of the past — you can then focus on your applications and business data. Doing so will boost your responsiveness to customer requests, and give you a competitive edge. If you need to add more resources, you can do so quickly with a cloud infrastructure, in contrast to on-premises environments. Furthermore, a cloud provider can offer optimal security — particularly through compliance protocols for your data (GDPR compliance, HDS and others), and protections like anti-DDoS.