Red Hat SaaS FoundationsRed Hat SaaS Foundations is a program designed for building enterprise-grade Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions on Red Hat OpenShift® or Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms, and deploying them across multiple cloud and non-cloud footprints. Partners can build applications more easily, go to market faster, and accelerate revenue - with increased flexibility to manage costs.
Why is SaaS important?
The nature of SaaS – making applications available to end users and organizations without the need to install and manage software and infrastructure – makes SaaS very attractive.
A service provider is able to offer access to applications on a subscription basis, with their software often hosted in the cloud. Operating the application for many customers simultaneously allows the service provider to achieve economies of scale that wouldn’t be possible for organizations trying to install and operate the application on their own. Container and cloud technologies help SaaS service providers respond quickly to accommodate growing demand for their applications.
Users of SaaS-based applications usually don’t need anything more than a web browser or a mobile device and can often start using the application as soon as their account is created. For consumers of SaaS-based applications, the total cost of ownership is much lower and easier to manage in the form of pay-as-you-go subscriptions.
Program benefits of SaaS Foundations
The Red Hat SaaS Foundations program has three important pillars for offering a SaaS service: development, sales and marketing, and cost management.
The benefits include:
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The Importance of a flexible hybrid cloud
The Red Hat recommended practice is to build your SaaS apps once and deploy them anywhere they are needed: across multiple clouds (e.g AWS, Azure, IBM© Cloud) and/or on premise. Utilizing hyperscalers is a great approach for deploying a SaaS platform. Your customers will require your SaaS app to be hosted where their data is hosted, often which country the data is in, and may require redundancy amongst the hyperscalers. While feasible, building a unique implementation per hyperscaler is not efficient.
Beyond SaaSAs you build your SaaS solutions, you’ll want platforms with secure and reliable capabilities that integrate well with your application.
Learn about these complementary capabilities and resources you have available:
As you continue to explore and learn more about Red Had SaaS Foundations, here are some useful articles and guides for implementing the solution.