When software licenses are purchased and installed on premise, hardware is required. The hardware needs to be installed in a climate-controlled environment with redundant power supplies. The hardware has to be appropriately sized for the number of users accessing the application, the number of transactions and the amount of information created and stored.
All of these factors vary over time so the server needs to be monitored and administered. Data needs to be backed-up and archived. If response times lag and the server becomes less responsive, the server may need additional hardware in the form of storage, memory or additional processors.
Adding server resources is called provisioning. Adding the right resources at the right time takes a skilled administrator. And provisioning servers in a corporate or government environment can take time. A purchase request needs to be made and approved; hardware needs to be purchased, installed, configured and tested.
Using a Formbird SaaS application is a very different scenario. While the Formbird customer manages the application, user access and control, Formbird manages the Formbird server(s), both physical and virtual, through an advanced systems counsel.
Formbird can scale the Formbird servers in minutes, adding processors, memory and or disk.
Additional servers can be stood up in seconds and added to the application processing cluster.
Databases can be divided across multiple virtual machines to dramatically improve performance.
No matter how many users, the number of transactions or the volume of data, Formbird will make access easy and timely while ensuring data integrity and availability. Formbird makes it possible.