PaaS

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PaaS

(Platform As AService) A cloud computing service that provides a comprehensive computing environment. PaaS includes the hardware, operating system, database and other necessary software for the execution of applications. It may include a complete development environment as well. PaaS is a step up from "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS), which provides only the servers and operating systems. See cloud computing and XaaS.