- February 6, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Other Technologies
Even though moving a legacy application to an on demand SaaS offering has become a lot easier lately but with the availability of cloud options it’s hard to make the best decision on time. If you end up making the wrong decision it might affect your solution performance adversely and may make it tough for you to make a mark in an already competitive market.
Key pitfalls while building the SaaS model include:
- Cloud Options- Public or Private: Once you are ready with your SaaS application, it is important to understand the kind of IaaS requirements your app has. Many SaaS applications do not require stringent security provisions and don’t deal with sensitive data, these might fit in perfectly with public cloud services. Other applications that might require stronger privacy arrangements work well with private cloud services.
- Disaster Recovery & Back up: No matter how reliable the IaaS architecture of a cloud service provider be, they can still experience a disruption to their normal operations due to natural or technical reasons. This could lead to an adverse impact on the business of their SaaS vendors. To manage such an event, it is advisable to have sufficient disaster recovery and back-up systems in place. It also requires skilled and specialists technicians to deploy and implement these disaster recovery systems.
- Sales Channels to Market: Another important aspect to be considered is the availability of a sales channel to market their SaaS solutions. Lately bset cloud service providers are creating online marketplaces for their SaaS vendors where they can sell their solutions to the cloud service provider’s enterprise customers.
- Manageability: The SaaS vendors should be provided with an efficient management platform to manage and optimize their operations and improve their performance. This would also provide the SaaS vendor with enough visibility into the cloud service provider’s services and real time status reports to ensure optimal performance.