Today I will try to give more information about Aliphia and architecure ..Some definitions are then necessary to understand what cloud computing and what is a SaaS application.
What is Cloud Computing?
- Our dear * Wikipedia defines it as follows: ” Cloud computing is a way to provide and utilize the skills of computer systems, which is based on the cloud (cloud in English ) : a fleet of machines , network equipment and software maintained by a vendor that consumers can use self-service via a computer network , usually the Internet. “
- And the definition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) presents as ” access via a telecommunications network , demand and self-service computing resources shared configurable
I held you for two main definitions:
So to summarize what must be understood is that a change has occurred . While traditionally companies housed their data on their own infrastructure. Now it is through a remote server managed by a third party that they can access. Hence the name in French Cloud Computing computer or dematerialized. That is to say that the location of their data protection, maintenance and updates servers are no longer the responsibility of the customer but rather an external supplier or service provider.
To apply it to our billing software and specifications , with Aliphia it is no longer a question of keeping its invoices, quotes and payments dispersed in paper format to everyone and discovered during an incident . Now they are dematerialized . Paperwork becomes the past. You log into your personal account you create your invoices online and you keep and archive for your own personal use or for people you allow yourself.
It has no trouble to do . Costs are reduced and you gain productivity. Even maintenance issues and updates are eliminated. Because with it are directly Aliphia.
What is Saas software?
Wikipedia defines it as ” a commercial software model in which they are installed on remote servers rather than on the user’s machine . Customers do not pay for a license version, but generally use free online service or pay a recurring subscription .”
To apply once again to Aliphia. The software is provided as a service ; As opposed to software marketed under license . Aliphia Saas comes in the form of monthly , semi- annual and accessible via the Internet using an SSL encrypted connection and indecipherable . Consumption is demand and there are no long-term contract.Thank you.