Think names like Salesforce, Slack and Quickbooks. The software-as-a-service model defines these offerings that work to bring greater efficiency to individuals and businesses. And a new white paper from CoreSite notes that it certainly hasn’t taken long for enterprises to realize the value of SaaS to their bottom lines.
But Saas organizations face a variety of challenges as more and more companies join the already competitive landscape. Coresite illustrates in the new report how a data center partner that can provide hyperconnected colocation through direct access to cloud providers can work to help businesses maintain their strategic edge.
The report launches by describing the benefits of a SaaS model. Although it certainly benefits the day-to-day end user or business customer, too, it’s often easy to forget the potential for SaaS companies, as well.
“A SaaS company that owns, delivers and manages a cloud-based offering sees many of the same benefits as well,” Coresite notes. These include:
- Reduced physical footprint
- Business agility
- Cost control
That said, navigating the SaaS landscape isn’t always easy. There are a number of potential issues if the processes of SassS development, delivery and management are not understood. These issues span resources, availability, performance and security.
73% of companies say nearly all their apps will be SaaS by 2020. — 2017 State of the SaaS-Powered Workplace, Bettercloud
So, when and where can SaaS go wrong? The report notes that not being able to adequately identify or address SaaS challenges can turn SaaS models into not only a drag on operational efficiency, but also a legal liability. In the report, CoreSite outlines a few “worst-case scenarios” for SaaS providers, which highlight potential impact on performance, availability, resource allocation and security.
CoreSite asserts that to make “getting SaaS right,” easier, partnering with a data center to firm up hybrid infrastructure can do provide things:
- Centralized colocation with direct interconnections to cloud providers
- Dedicated managed services for migration, integration and management
As SaaS is changing the way businesses operate, most and more enterprises will continue to deploy SaaS solutions to increase agility and manage cost. And firming up hybrid infrastructure will be key to this process.
The new SaaS report from CoreSite covers the following topics and more:
- Scoring with Saas
- The benefits of a SaaS model
- The challenges of a SaaS model
- When SaaS goes wrong
- Getting SaaS right
Download the full white paper, “Winning the SaaS Game with Hyperconnected Colocation,” to explore the challenges, opportunities and potential of Software-as-a-Service for your business.