Aplana Cloud Services
We help companies build cloud based systems:
- Aplana Cloud Services are a set of offerings for Enterprises, ISVs and startups to help them successfully implement their cloud strategy on cloud platforms
- Aplana Cloud Services are applicable to companies who are planning to create new products in the cloud (Startups, ISVs), who migrate their existing products (ISVs) and who are thinking about the new ways to reach their customers (B2C Enterprises)
- The unique value of Aplana Cloud Services is that they can apply at any point of software lifecycle – from inception to prototyping to pre-launch and post launch of the Product
- Aplana has been successfully delivering software solutions of various complexity and on different platforms for more than 15 years
Aplana Cloud Services are structured as five logical steps, or phases, covering the full cloud product lifecycle and conveniently named from A to E: Architecture, Business, Commercialize, Development, and Execution:
During the Architecture phase we help you design the Architecture of the Product to be developed in the cloud. Main activities include: Minimum Viable Product (MVP) identification, technology selection, architecture design, functional and non-functional requirements, integration with 3-rd party services (billing, provisioning, monitoring, etc.), additional components design – backup/restore, data migration/transformation, etc. We also help to estimate the cost of the cloud platform resources for your product.Note: For the companies with the Product already existing in the Cloud the Architecture Session consists of the Product architecture review and recommendations on architecture changes/improvements.
Within the Business phase we help you define your Business Model from within the organization point of view, identify the key components of the model and how transformation to the SaaS will impact your organization and key processes, including development, testing, support, sales and marketing and financials.Note: For the companies with the Product already existing in the Cloud the Business Session consists of the Business Model review and recommendations on the model changes/improvements.
At the Commercialize session we continue to develop your Business Model and help you to define the Product monetization strategies, establish marketing and delivery channels, integrate with the relevant local and global 3-rd party services.Note: For the companies with the Product already existing in the Cloud the Architecture Session consists of the Commercial Model review and recommendations on the model changes/improvements.
The Development phase is based on the deliverables from the Architecture Session. Here we implement the MVP or the incremental version of the Product and help you launch it as a SaaS solution. At this phase we also define and conduct a set of load tests to understand the types of loads the Application can handle, to define the scalability rules, to uncover system bottlenecks and to find how much load the application can withstand and to find how it will recover/scale.
The Execution phase starts right after the successful launch of the cloud product. Here we provide services that will help you with day-by-day operations, Product health monitoring, workload analysis, and cost and performance optimization. Also at this phase we conduct periodical (quarterly) roadmap synchronization meetings.