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What Defines a Cloud Solution?

Posted by Info Info on Wed, Jun 04, 2014

by Docassist

The cloud is a hot topic in technology discussions and many software companies claim to be providing cloud solutions. But what really defines a cloud solution and does it matter if an application fits that definition?

In Cloud Computing magazine (Q2 – 2013), Matt Wallach, co-founder of Veeva Systems, defines a cloud solution as one that gives a customer “scalability, flexibility, and cost efficiency… built on a multitenant platform.”

 

What is multitenant?

“Multitenancy is the architectural model that allows vendors to serve all their customers from a single, shared instance of the application,” says Wallach.6 4image4 resized 600

There are hundreds of alleged “cloud” products out there built to be on-premise/single-tenant applications. “Whether users access software through a private cloud or through the corporate server network on-premise, it’s still traditional, single-tenant client/server software (with traditional client/server limitations),” explains Wallach. “Multitenancy is the magic that makes cloud computing truly special, a disruptive technology,” he concludes. 

So why choose a solution like Docassist? Docassist was originally developed as a multi-tenant cloud application. It is optimized for the cloud and many of its strengths and capabilities come from being a true cloud application.

“It is sometimes frustrating when we read or hear about some competitors with non-cloud solutions claiming to be on the cloud,” Stan Santiago, CTO of Docassist. “It is challenging to take any on-premise solution and truly move it to the cloud, so many companies resort to halfway measures that are not truly cloud solutions.”

BTerrell Group is hosting a webinar, Q&A with a CTO: Everything You Want to Know about Documents in the Cloud, on June 18th at 1:00 pm CT so you can get all of your questions about the cloud answered from the source. Attendance is limited!

 

Tags: cloud computing, docAssist, cloud software, cloud computing

Considering Moving Your Documents to the Cloud?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, Sep 14, 2011

Eliminate paper bottlenecks in your office with document imaging in the cloud.

Discover lightning fast ROI by...

- Knowing that you can access your data anytime, anywhere.
- Knowing that your critical documents are safe from natural disasters.
- Knowing that you don't need to worry about IT issues or unexpected costs.
- Knowing that you can get your data on a disc when you need it.

Business applications you use are moving to the cloud. Why shouldn't your paper?

Join us for a webinar on September 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Central time with docAssist to learn how this is possible.

Tags: document imaging, docAssist, docAssist webinar