Many software development teams are moving their pre-production and test environments to the cloud. Cloud computing lets you create a virtual environment for project management, issue management, and software builds with automated testing. CloudSoftware is moving the software development industry into the next generation of computing, creating a prime environment for innovation and experimentation.
Enhancing the Software Industry with Managed Cloud Solutions
On-premise hardware and infrastructure is costly to maintain. Software development companies need to constantly add additional servers to maintain the capacity needed for testing and staging new software. Servers also become obsolete with time, meaning companies need to spend additional money to upgrade them every few years to keep up with changing technology.
Maintaining data integrity is crucial during the production and testing stages of a new software. Most on-site hardware is not capable of withstanding a serious disaster or hacking incident. In the event of a security breach, a software development company can experience serious and damaging data loss.
Consumers always want to have access to the latest and greatest technology. There is an increasing pressure among software developers to get new softwares out quickly and efficiently to keep up with the competition. During the testing and developmental stages, it is especially important for developers to have access to the newest and fastest technology.
With on-site servers, software developers are often limited to working on projects in the office. It can be difficult for people to collaborate on software projects and share new ideas among each other, which in turn can slow down the entire developmental process of a new software.
In the cloud, you can take advantage of agile development to test new products and ideas. A virtualized cloud environment provides an unlimited number of testing and staging servers, as opposed to limited physical servers that need to be constantly upgraded. Virtual servers greatly enhance the speed of testing and delivery, allowing your software development team to test more new ideas than ever.
RapidScale’s cloud technology does not get viruses, slow down over time, or require IT upkeep maintenance. This reduces your company’s fixed costs and eliminates the need to constantly update your equipment with new technology. RapidScale’s pay-as-you-go model lets you scale your services up or down as needed. After migrating to the cloud, your costs will reflect only the services you need to make your business thrive.
Our services make it easy to access your software any time, any place. You have the ability to work on projects how and when you want; the only requirement is Internet access. It has never been more convenient to collaborate, share, and work on your software development. In addition, CloudSoftware is protected with multiple layers of security to ensure your data is safe no matter where it is accessed.
CloudSoftware gives you the freedom to build and create your own software and applications. Our services are completely customizable, and can be easily integrated into your exisitng projects and applications. The cloud removes the dependencies of test and development servers on physical servers, and makes everything a whole lot simpler.
CloudApps simplifies application purchasing and license management for your business. RapidScale offers some of the most commonly used business apps, and also allows you to integrate your existing applications into the cloud. We can support 97% of business applications on the market, including:
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Dynamics
RapidScale offers the highest quality protection for your data and information in our secure, redundant and geographically-diverse data centers. With our SAS70, SSAE 16 Tier 3 data centers, your sensitive information will remain safe and secure at all times. All of RapidScale’s data centers feature on-premises security guards, an exterior security system, biometric security systems including palm scanners, and constant digital surveillance and recording. Our data centers are engineered to the highest of standards in order to assure your business is running 24x7x365. RapidScale’s certified network experts are trained to the highest industry standards and are available around-the-clock, insuring you always have someone to turn to with questions or concerns.
Well to start, let’s clarify what Software as a Service (SaaS) is. According to Gartner, it is “software owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers. The provider delivers software based on one set of common code and data definitions that is consumed in a one-to-many model by all contracted customers at any time on a pay-for-use basis or as a subscription based on use metrics.”
That sounds a bit complicated, but in simpler terms, cloud software is offered to customers via the Internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. It’s extremely popular today, with most people using it daily without even realizing it. And this simple model leads to countless benefits for businesses and consumers alike. It’s so beneficial, in fact, that IDC predicts the cloud software market to surpass $112.8 billion by 2019.
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We’ve now transferred almost our entire company into RapidScale’s cloud. We started with just our email – we moved from in-house to hosted – then we moved the rest of our servers into the RapidScale cloud and now we’re in the final stages of implementing our virtual desktops! It’s really incredible to have everything running in the cloud and to have it all be so easy.
Working with RapidScale has been great so far. Our organization had a lot of our servers in-house and it was such a pain. It’s 1,000 times better now that we moved it all to the cloud.
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The whole “cloud” thing was incredibly daunting when we first started exploring it for our business. We didn’t really understand the way everything worked and how it was going to help us get past some of the technology speed bumps we had. I worked with the RapidScale sales team and they were really very helpful and made me completely comfortable with the solution. We’ve been running on the CloudOffice interface for about 4 months now and are 100% satisfied and so happy we made the choice to move to RapidScale.
RapidScale helped to not only significantly lower our costs, but to help make our work environment more productive as well as more reliable and stable.
I LOVE THIS TECHNOLOGY. I am so excited to be in this new phase within our organization. As a proud partner of RapidScale, this week alone I’ve dealt with 3 major consultations in Colorado with hundreds of employees each! This technology is truly exciting stuff. They make the process so easy, from training, to quoting, to installation! I LOVE HOW EASY THAT WAS. Amazing. You all ROCK!