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Characteristics of Software as a Service (SaaS)
Friday, October 29, 2010
SaaS is software that is deployed over the Internet providing network-based access. It is inseparable from the hosting solution because of its architecture; however, due to this structure, it has a large number of cost-saving advantages over other solutions. The SaaS model defrays infrastructure, development, maintenance and future innovation costs across a broad base of users.

Platformic provides the highest level of maturity for a SaaS solution:
  • Configurability - Each site's administration interface has variable configuration options including: network content access, simplified blog interface, SocialSite (social media) extensions, and custom tool modules. These can be turned on or off on a per site basis with minimal effort and time.
  • Multi-Tenant Efficiency - All the sites share the same instance of the software, providing a significant savings in server resource use, maintenance, and costs. Updates are rolled out instantly to customers, all at once.
  • Scalability - Platformic employs a multi-tier architecture that implements a loadbalancer.System capacity can be adjusted by adding servers to match demand without having to modify the software architecture.