Platform as a Service (PaaS) refers to a developer platform in the Cloud. The goal of this sort of platform is to provide a development environment for a variety of purposes. These range from web applications to the development of adaptors, connectors, etc.
One example is the SAP Cloud Platform, as is the EASY ApiOmat Platform. The PaaS is not operated by companies themselves, but rather is offered as a service. That way, customers are able to develop and provide Cloud solutions for their company relatively quickly and simply. As part of the “everything as a service” concept, companies can focus on the essentials – development. Hardware and software stack, maintenance, scalability, and so on are all part of the service of PaaS. That is why Platform as a Service is gaining more and more importance for companies.