American Computer Associates understands the need for redundant, virtualized solutions for today’s business customer. Most important to many customers today is cost. Using our “cloud” of servers and virtual servers, we are able to provide our customers with low-cost solutions for their business information needs.
Clouds aren’t just about servers either. Using Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service, as well as Web 2.0 and other recent technology trends, these technologies help satisfy the needs of our users.
Web 2.0 Services
Web 2.0 application providers represent the vanguard of the online experience, providing rich, interactive experiences, high quality multimedia and software as a service. These applications are the most demanding in the world in their needs for space, power, computing and connectivity.
American Computer Associates is prepared to provide the world's leading Web 2.0 applications with access to massive and diverse global network connectivity, and access to unmatched levels of power, cooling and space, ensuring Web 2.0 providers have room to grow their application infrastructure without constraints. Our computing platform provides the most flexible and scalable computing environment available, ideally suited to software-as-a-service providers looking to scale their infrastructure with their user base.
Key Cloud Computing Characteristics
As capital expenditure is converted to operational expenditure, cost is greatly reduced. This lowers barriers to entry, as the infrastructure is provided by American Computer Associates and does not need to be purchased for one-time or infrequent computing tasks.
Device and location independence enable users to access systems using a web browser regardless of their location or what device they are using, not just PC's but handheld devices as well. Infrastructure is provided by us and accessed via the Internet so that users can connect from anywhere.
Dynamic scalability provides provisioning of resources without users having to engineer for peak loads. Performance is monitored and consistent and loosely-coupled architectures are constructed using web services as the system interface.
Security typically improves due to centralization of data, Security is often as good as or better than traditional systems, in part because American Computer Associates is able to devote resources to solving security issues that many customers cannot afford on their own.