Solution as a service is a new approach to cloud computing that delivers all aspects of an IT solution integrated as one offer. Solution as a service looks to integrate disparate systems, improve project risks and reduce time to value.
What is Solution as a Service?
Today’s cloud vendors typically focus their products on one layer of the cloud computing stack (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), where they specialize. Solution as a Service is different because it delivers all aspects of cloud computing, integrated as one offer. The solution is then delivered as a subscription service.
For example, when a customer wants to move and operate applications on the cloud they might purchase and integrate a range of stand-alone technologies (commonly referred to as a “solution”). This approach often involves an in-house project or system integration consultants. It can be a costly and time-consuming process. Project risks can be significant as each solution is custom made.
Instead of hiring a system integrator or undertaking a complex in-house cloud development project, a Solution as a Service provider will deliver all the components required for cloud operations pre-integrated in a subscription model.
The Benefits of Solution as a Service
When it comes to enterprise cloud development, the new approach brings with it a wide range of benefits including:
- Single point of contact
- Ongoing management and maintenance
- Increased speed-to-value
- Reduced project risk
- Cost certainty
Solution as a Service in use: The FuseForward Suite
FuseForward uses a Solution as a Service approach for securing and monitoring applications on AWS. The FuseForward Suite, a solution that incorporates pre-integrated security, control and monitoring of your applications run in the cloud.
Our Solution as a Service approach enables us to accelerate cloud deployment, delivering the technology and services required for a secure, reliable cloud, without the need for a time-consuming, complex IT project. And we operate this service as a fully managed service to ensure your applications are running at peak performance.
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