Software as a Service (SaaS):

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SaaS is a great offering for customers that host applications on-premises that do not align with their core competencies. An example of a Software as a Service offering would be a hosted enterprise messaging system. Very few companies have enterprise messaging as a core competency, rather it is a business support function and therefore it is often well served to move to the cloud.

Common Business Drivers


  • Improving IT agility
  • Removing responsibility for management of systems that are not core business capabilities
  • Moving capital expenditures to operating expenditures
  • Reducing IT spend to deliver business aligned solutions
  • Providing capacity that may not be available in the on-premises counterpart
  • Reducing IT’s requirement for knowledge of application adoption rates

Standardised security practice is easier to attain in a cloud model. The availability of the latest security technologies with the highest encryptions, intrusion prevention and detection systems with logging monitoring is easier through cloud centralisation. All security policies can be applied to all cloud infrastructures to meet the highest industry standards. Distributed data models tend to be complex to manage in this regard.


SaaS Business requirements  

  • Inexpensive Setup
  • Data to reside within EEA
  • Scalability & High Capacity
  • No upload or download limits
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Backup Plan
  •  Quick Infrastructure provision
  • Data and Infrastructure Support
  • Proactive Security Team- 24/7 Support-

SaaS Technical Requirements

  • Multiple Platform Support
  • Multiple Encryption Availability
  • Customer Private Key Encryption Policy at CSP
  •  Quality of Service
  • High Data Throughput-
  • Integration with current infrastructure

Expected Industry standards for Public Cloud Services:

  • 24/7 support
  • Common DMZ Development Platforms and accessibility worldwide for Application Developers
  • Proactive security teams working 24/7
  • Fast Infrastructure provision/de-commissioning
  • Operational Costs modelling
  • Pay as you go
  • Easy creation web Apps and mobile apps for any platform and any device
  • Managed relational SQL Database-as-a-service
  • Durable, highly available and massively scalable and secure cloud storage
  • Highly available, secure infinitely scalable (hyper-scale) cloud applications and API’s
  • Scalable Replication and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Proactive data security teams 24/7
  • Easy provision and removal of testing platforms for Research & Development
  • Scalable hardware and throughput provision for “pay as you grow” strategy


You will get a massive reduction in Capital expenditure (Cap-Ex) as we move to an Operating Expenditure (Op-Ex) model.

We can leverage benefit from the 24/7 security and dedicated support teams, with proactive data network security practises, some teams built with over 700 members. Secondly we can further reduce operational costs with the cloud service provider with the provision of “pre-emptible” virtual machines to pay for excess loads on a per-usage basis and at a reduced cost eliminating the need for large capital expenditure. The Disaster recovery and storage of cold data replicas cost little or very little, until the replicas are fired up. i.e. we only pay for the uptime of our replicas in our disaster recovery cloud environment.