Recent years have brought a bonanza of powerful, customizable SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offerings to the enterprise marketplace.
These solutions can reduce headaches for enterprise customers by removing the burden of configuring and managing compute capacity, storage, networking, operating system updates, security patches, and more. Some platforms abstract away the need for coding skills, which can empower business and functional experts while lowering development and maintenance costs.
Which type of platform is right for your enterprise? Here are some options to explore:
- Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)
Allows users to build complex applications focused on workflow and data management use cases.
Examples: Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, PegaSystems
- Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
Enables the orchestration of data flows between disparate systems, both on-premise and in the cloud.
Examples: MuleSoft, Dell Boomi, Informatica
- API Management Platform as a Service (apimPaaS)
Allows development teams to provide secure machine-to-machine access to both legacy and modern applications or databases.
Examples: MuleSoft, Google (Apigee), AWS, Microsoft Azure
- Cloud-based Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Provides the tooling to design automated workflows that leverage existing technologies and credentials; can include user-facing steps or run in a fully automated fashion.
Examples: UI Path, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere
- Function Platform as a Service (fPaaS)
Makes it easy to quickly deploy simple application components–often referred to as microservices—to cloud environments with a minimum of cost and fuss.
Examples: AWS Lambda, Azure Functions
Armavel has in-depth experience with a wide range of cloud and “as-a-Service” offerings. We maintain a knowledge base covering multiple vendors in each category; this ensures we can support our customers in implementing whichever solutions are best for their enterprise.
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