For many years, I flew out to New York City and Las Vegas to attend the Interop. I know, it sounds pretty rough but I made the most of it. If you are not familiar, Interop is an annual trade show promoting interoperability, IP networks, and emerging cloud computing technology.
When you set out to build software that will service thousands of customers like we do here at Data Age, you have to concentrate on the foundation. Building to scale is something you hear all the time but what constitutes accuracy in this statement? Building the platform on infrastructures that are inadequate for growth is the main mistake that software developers make. In an effort to keep their own costs at a minimum, they may host your data at the nearest facility that they can get a cheap price at instead of leveraging the best possible solution for their customer base. Also, not keeping up to date with the latest technology is a major issue for many software providers. Remember, cloud technology is constantly changing so anything past 5 years old in technology is already outdated.
Validation is always a good thing in business, especially for paying customers who put a trust in their vendor to ensure their business is in good hands when it comes to their technology systems. Over the years we have worked very hard to deliver consistency, stability and high performance for our customers. As we rolled out our new product IGNITE, which is the only true cloud platform on the market, we reinforced this concept by selecting Amazon Web Services as our cloud provider. During our due dilligence process, we had every top-five provider in the market seeking our business but we wanted the best and the most stable company out there. We could not have a single-point-of-failure platform, which many have unfortunately experienced… We needed multiple data center backup capabilities to ensure no down time for our customers.