TRUE CLOUD VS. FAKE CLOUD

HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE A TRUE CLOUD SOLUTION FROM A FAKE ONE

It’s no secret that cloud-based applications are quickly surpassing outdated on-premise software across virtually all industries. But can you spot a fake?

In an effort to maximize profit in a shifting marketplace, on-premise vendors have found a way to market their solutions as cloud-based when they are not backed by the fundamental principle of what that means.

Considering the large investment that an ERP system will incur for your budget, it is critical to your success to be able to tell a true cloud-based product from a fake one.

The cloud is a principle, not a software version.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TRUE CLOUD:

Multi-tenancy

The single most important feature of a true cloud solution is multi-tenancy. This means that everyone using the software is using the latest version. Updates are communicated far in advance and occur at night or on the weekend without interrupting your daily functions. In short, multi-tenancy is the basis of modern Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and shouldn’t be overlooked, generalized or masked as “cloud hosted” to suit a vendor’s self-serving explanation of SaaS.

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Data Redundancy

If your data is redundant, your information has been strategically duplicated for backup and recovery purposes. Everything has been deliberately planned around the cloud-based SaaS model. This ensures a vital additional level of security.

What makes a true cloud vendor?

True cloud solutions are fundamentally different. They are built securely to perform in a multi-tenant cloud environment. Multiple layers of security and highly trained 24-hour support teams maintain your data.Unlike fake cloud solutions, true cloud vendors provide solutions with an open API. This provides crucial advantages, including the ability to customize the application to fit unique business needs and upgrade easily. Today’s world demands this kind of flexibility that only agile, true cloud vendors can support.

True cloud solutions have been previously absent from the government technology arena. That’s why we set out to create a superior solution with GovSense. Our mission is to empower local government to run on the same modern solutions that have revolutionized efficiency for private sector businesses over the past decade.

What is a fake cloud vendor?

A fake cloud vendor does not host, maintain or manage its own solution. Typically, these vendors are selling an on-premise solution hosted at a location other than their client’s servers. They shift accountability to local resellers and service providers for hosting and maintenance. This creates immediate problems, like the added cost of bringing in a third party and added barriers to accessing your data. These aspects of fake cloud solutions only add to the plethora of drawbacks of using an on-premise solution.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:

Eliminate Tedious Upgrade Processes

Never worry about keeping up with the latest software version. True cloud solutions update automatically, eliminating compatibility issues and hidden fees.

Empower your Team

Instant access from anywhere guarantees that there are no barriers standing in the way of your talented team completing their work. Data can securely be accessed on the go and on site at the simple click of a button. As long as you have access to the Internet, you have access to your application — even from a public computer or tablet.

Seamless Integration

True cloud solutions can be easily integrated with other systems, regardless of if those systems are cloud-based. We can easily customize your integrations, eliminating the need to hire expensive consultants every time you want to make a change to your application.

Fast and Flexible

Modern cloud applications enable you to work in real time. The flexibility to service your own application allows you to manage, maintain, configure and customize it immediately.

More Bang For Your Buck

Fake cloud solutions can’t compete with the multi-tenant model. The total cost of ownership is lower for true cloud solutions because they will always require fewer resources. Similar to how all condominium tenants share the cost of services, rather than each resident paying for their own respective lifeguard, trash pickup, etc., the multi-tenancy approach shares the common aspects of the software while only costing you for the additions necessary and specific to your needs. The evolution of cloud technology has enabled scalable, cost efficient solutions.

Fake cloud providers are trying to blur the lines between true cloud systems and hosted offerings. Don’t be fooled!

Fake cloud solutions can’t compete with the multi-tenant model. The total cost of ownership is lower for true cloud solutions because they will always require fewer resources. Similar to how all condominium tenants share the cost of services, rather than each resident paying for their own respective lifeguard, trash pickup, etc., the multi-tenancy approach shares the common aspects of the software while only costing you for the additions necessary and specific to your needs. The evolution of cloud technology has enabled scalable, cost efficient solutions.

Is your current system is due for yet another painful upgrade?

It’s time to escape to the true cloud! Contact us for a demo to see how GovSense makes sense for your community.

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