Scaling SaaS platforms on-demand is crucial for the long-term success of software providers. Scalability allows you to meet changing customer demands and to fulfill surges in new orders so billing begins immediately. Every day, week or month your platform provider delays in meeting your scalability requirements creates a slice of lost revenue you can never get back.
When assessing the scalability of your SaaS platform provider, consider how they stack up across these six areas:
- The ability to scale to a large number of subscribers
- Resources that guarantee the same levels of service quality for every customer
- Flexible SLAs that allow for changing demands and scenarios
- Readily-available support as the user base grows
- A proven scalability track record over time
- Use of load-balancing, virtual servers, and virtual storage
Another key attribute to seek in a SaaS platform provider is the use of a portal leveraging automation and orchestration technology that enables self-provisioning. Anytime you require additional resources, they are there for the taking. And you can act on your own behalf without waiting on anyone else.
The leading enterprise-focused cloud providers deliver scalable computing capacity and advanced services on-demand by leveraging enterprise-class servers, storage and networking infrastructure. These capabilities can support a software vendor’s entire SaaS business—production workloads as well as training, demonstrations, proof-of-concept, testing and development.
Be sure to take a close look at how your SaaS provider measures up to the attributes listed above. Not all SaaS providers are alike!
To find out how Logicalis can help your organization ensure your SaaS platform scales when required and leverage the cloud to increase revenues, improve margins and enhance customer experiences, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/microsites/cisco-isv/.