100 % Cloud

Only the True Cloud Offers Real Benefits

Full-stack, cloud-native architecture

Current CMS set-ups require a lot of IT infrastructure. In addition to the CMS and the operating system itself, databases, servers, load balancers, monitoring/backup systems, and search engines are needed. The production environment includes development and test environments with precisely matched components. Custom integrations, deployment tools, frameworks and libraries complete the CMS system zoo. A team of specially trained sysadmins and webmasters have to administer it around the clock.

Naturally, today’s CMSs require an adequate, service-oriented IT infrastructure too. But very few companies have this global IT infrastructure available in-house or, – in case they plan to create their own IT infrastructure – the associated costs and infrastructure investments have a significant time and financial impact on the business case.

Today, the best infrastructure for this purpose is operated globally by experienced cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), which dominates the cloud market according to The Wall Street Journal 4. But many legacy CMS systems are hosted on these platforms without taking advantage of them. That they claim to be “cloud-ready” is, in fact, an illusion. To put it a bit ridiculously, it’s like hosting a mail server and claiming you’ve created Gmail.

Running a legacy CMS in the cloud solves only some of the problems. Remote hosting and cloud-native computing are two different approaches requiring very different software architectures, while only true cloud computing offers all the benefits. SaaS CMS systems are built for the cloud. They make use of the full stack of available web services and the associated benefits. Only a system developed 100% for the cloud offers real benefits. The cloud gives users not only full availability and flexibility, but also provides a modern, stable and robust environment where enterprises access resources available in the cloud: Big Data, next-gen technologies like voice search, machine learning, and AI. It also allows them to take full advantage of services like Lambda, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, DynamoDB, CloudFront, or the Amazon API Gateway.

SaaS CMS Scrivito is built specifically for the cloud and is powered by one of the top cloud-computing suppliers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), with solutions that take full advantage of the potential offered by this modern environment. Thanks to Scrivito’s 100% native cloud approach, organizations can expect a significant, measurable decrease in the total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as a significantly faster time-to-market with projects.

Measurable Success

10 points to measure the success of a CMS. Only measuring can indicate what can be improved. Behind every aspect in this paper, there are years of experience in the CMS world from the authors. There are also strong technical skills and a strong belief that it is important to build a new generation of Enterprise SaaS CMS which radically changes the approach to how a CMS needs to meet the next generation of digitalization requirements.

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4 Source: Angus Loten, The Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal, “Amazon Reigns Over Cloud Market”, July 2019

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