Keep your Applications and Data Handy with the Highly Available Cloud

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by Sam Sundhar
on February 01, 2018

Why Choose a "Cloud-Based" Single Sign-On?

The entire realm of Enterprise IT is shifting towards the cloud. This massive shift began almost a decade ago and most of the Enterprise applications from timesheet tracking, SharePoint, CRM, ERP etc. have moved to the cloud. More and more enterprise applications are getting on to the cloud with each passing day. The present and the future of IT software is majorly in the cloud. Make sure that your Single Sign-On software is not let behind. Cloud SSO software means that you do not have to worry about manageability and availability. To go for a Single Sign-On software that doesn’t have cloud support is in a certain sense regressive. Eliminate vendors that do not have cloud support while you are evaluating an SSO tool.

The word Cloud in a “Cloud-based system” is used as a metaphor for “the Internet”. Cloud is basically the Internet. It is in fact an ability to host a software platform or services from a remote location in order to make it freely accessible. Cloud-based SSO can be accessed from anywhere via internet connection. Everything is moving on cloud and a cloud-based Single-Sign On solution is no more an option but the need of the hour. If you have opted for a Single Sign-On solution, it can’t lack the feature of a highly available cloud.

The Convenience of a Cloud

Switching your IT System from a server-based system to a cloud-based system lets you secure your data. Cloud computing stores all your data on cloud and eliminates any risk of losing them. Since the data is stored on cloud, it can be accessed from any corner of the world with just an internet connectivity.

Cloud is providing greater accessibility, better security and little financial outlay, hence is fast becoming the way of life for many businesses looking to optimize business processes without spending a fortune. Cloud Computing is a replacement for a physical desktop with a virtual desktop, you would only need a simple desktop to be used as "remote desktop". All the datas are secure on the cloud-based virtual network, since it is loaded on the virtual desktop instead of the physical desktop.

Benefits of Cloud-Based Single Sign-On:

1. Cost Savings:
Lower your costs with Cloud-based software applications, It will also lower the costs of online backup and data storage. Enterprises can reduce the annual operating costs by using cloud storage. Cloud Storage costs as low as about 3 cents per gigabyte to store data internally.

2. Accessibility:
Stored files can be accessed from anywhere via Internet connection.

3. Less space:
Cloud-based means there is less memory used on office machines and that could increase the lifespan of those machines.

4. Disaster Recovery:
Businesses are highly recommended to have a back up plan ready in case of an emergency. Cloud storage can be used as a back‐up plan by businesses by providing a second copy.

Go Server-less with Cloud-based SSO!

We see an ever-increasing number of cloud-based apps getting absorbed in the realm of enterprise IT. In order to provision, access and streamline authentication, we need to make sure that the SSO tool is auto-scalable and can support a large number of users in a concurrent manner. As we see, cloud is the way to go in order to make sure that all cloud-based apps are highly available and secure. Take a trial of QuickLaunch, the award-winning cloud-based SSO platform and take your end user SSO experience to a whole new level.

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Sam Sundhar

Sam Sundhar is the VP - Marketing of QuickLaunch and has 8+ years of experience in SaaS Product Marketing.

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