What Does an Open Cloud Mean for the SaaS Model?


Posted on August 24th, by thinkstrategies in Uncategorized. Comments Off on What Does an Open Cloud Mean for the SaaS Model?

What Does an Open Cloud Mean for the SaaS Model?

One of the most important decisions pertaining to developing and delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions is choosing the right Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture. Making the right architectural choice is essential because it will influence the scalability, flexibility and economic viability of the SaaS vendor’s solutions.

There are various architectural approaches to supporting SaaS development and delivery vying for vendor business. These range from proprietary vendor-centric platforms to open source oriented environments. I’ve always believed that the SaaS and cloud industries owe a lot to the open source movement. The same principles which has fueled the growth of the open source movement are now taking hold in the cloud and fueling the rapid growth of the OpenStack architecture.

Click here to read my latest guest post on Rackspace’s blog regarding the advantages an open cloud can bring SaaS providers.







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