To remain competitive in a global market hungry for cloud-based software options, traditional software license companies are being pushed toward the cloud. This is an important decision, and one that, if poorly executed, can have a devastating impact.
Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) April 13, 2010
Apprenda, creators of SaaSGrid, the application server for software-as-a-service (SaaS), today released a new white paper entitled “A Roadmap to the Cloud for ISVs.” The white paper outlines the process for software companies to transition from offering on-premises installed applications to delivering their software via a sustainable SaaS model in the cloud.
The cloud revolution has taken the software industry by storm, heralding unprecedented changes in how applications are consumed and delivered. In fact, the Gartner group recently predicted that the market for SaaS enterprise applications will reach $14 billion by the end of 2013, 14 percent of the total enterprise market. To remain competitive in a global market hungry for cloud-based software options, traditional software license companies are being pushed toward the cloud. This is an important decision, and one that, if poorly executed, can have a devastating impact on an ISV's financial future.
As such, a complete understanding of the criteria involved in a successful transition to a SaaS offering is essential.
This white paper describes the advantages that SaaS provides customers over traditional, on-premises software, highlights the underlying benefits and costs of becoming a SaaS provider, and outlines the unique requirements for success in a market increasingly dominated by leading companies with highly specific architectures and cloud tuned capabilities. The paper concludes with a discussion on strategies and recommendations for assembling a SaaS delivery stack.
The whitepaper can be downloaded via Apprenda’s website at: http://apprenda.com/c/a-roadmap-to-the-cloud-for-isvs/
Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, the industry’s leading application server for software as a service (SaaS). SaaSGrid solves the upfront and ongoing technical and business challenges of delivering software as a service. SaaSGrid provides software companies with zero-effort multi-tenancy and grid scalability in addition to “out of the box” application services like metering and monetization, billing and subscriber management, and much more.
For more information visit Apprenda's website at: http://www.apprenda.com