White Paper: Understanding the Cost of Becoming a Sustained Market Leader in the Software Business through Software as a Service

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This white paper begins with an overview of providing a SaaS offering, the primary infrastructure and delivery costs, and the requirements for market leadership before proceeding into the complexities and benefits of single-instance multi-tenancy and a critique of several compensatory strategies.

Apprenda, creators of SaaSGrid, the industry’s leading application server for software-as-a-service (SaaS), today released its latest white paper entitled “Understanding the Cost of Becoming a Sustained Market Leader in the Software Business through Software as a Service.”

The white paper provides an in-depth look at:

  •     What it means to be a SaaS provider;
  •     The importance of highly efficient SaaS architecture;
  •     Optimal strategies for achieving the SaaS stack maturity necessary to become a sustained market leader.

To download the whitepaper, please visit: http://apprenda.com/r/the-true-cost-of-saas-leadership/

The software industry is clearly trending toward delivering most, if not all, business software via the software as a service (SaaS) model. SaaS offers software companies the potential for significant revenue streams by giving end-users access to powerful software functionality as a service, but the technical and business challenges incorporated in delivering software as a service can be costly if not done efficiently. As such, successful SaaS providers are those that create a highly efficient SaaS architecture which can provide maximum resource utilization without sacrificing quality.

This white paper begins with an overview of providing a SaaS offering, the primary infrastructure and delivery costs, and the requirements for market leadership before proceeding into the complexities and benefits of single-instance multi-tenancy and a critique of several compensatory strategies. The paper concludes with an explanation on how cloud middleware can solve these architectural problems thereby achieving the benefits of building your own multi-tenant stack without the onerous upfront R&D costs and long time-to-market or the poor customer management and lock-in deficiencies normally associated with leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, the industry’s leading Application Server for Software as a Service (SaaS). As a new breed of cloud middleware, SaaSGrid solves the upfront and ongoing technical and business challenges of delivering software as a service. By smashing significant technical hurdles like single instance multi-tenancy and grid scalability, while at the same time providing “out of the box” application services like billing and subscriber management, application lifecycle management, and much more, SaaSGrid is helping software companies achieve sustained market leadership through superior software delivery.

For more information visit Apprenda's website at: http://www.apprenda.com

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