The cloud-based delivery model which in this case is a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, provides lower upfront costs, rapid deployment and access anytime, anywhere on any device with a web browser. And because the application is running in the Flexera Software datacenter on our high-availability platform, users experience high-uptime operational service levels and shorter time to value.
The cloud is simply a way to deliver applications over the Internet—as a service—freeing IT from complex and costly software and hardware infrastructure requirements. The Cloud delivery model:
- Lowers initial license costs—subscription-based SaaS licensing is usually considered an operating expense
- Reduces and simplifies deployment—hosted applications generally result in lower enterprise IT costs for hardware, software, and the people needed to manage and support it—even as the user base grows
- Provides scalability to meet diverse customer needs—a true multitenant architecture allows the solution to easily scale up to meet capacity requirements
- Eliminates the upgrade process—no patches for customers to download or install—Flexera Software manages availability, updates and upgrades