AWS provides a low cost, reliable, and secure foundation for you build and deliver SaaS solutions to customers.
There’s never been greater customer demand for cloud applications.
Nearly half of Australian businesses are using paid cloud in 20191 and this trend is only expected to increase. So, it’s critical for software vendors to consider adopting a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model for their products, to innovate, succeed, and grow.
Is SaaS right for your product?
SaaS: What are the Trends
How do you get to SaaS?
Forrester conducted a survey of Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) that transitioned some or all of their on-premises applications to SaaS. 90% developed SaaS to meet customer demand – and 85% said SaaS helped reach new geographies3.
72% of your customers are thinking about SaaS first, or a strategic move to Software-as-a-Service at the first available opportunity2.
Learn how software companies can leverage this market opportunity (7 mins). Watch the video »
How do you build platforms that you can deliver via Software-as-a-Service consumption and delivery models? It’s an iterative process. SaaS is a destination, but there is an evolution to get there.
Learn how to get on the journey on SaaS (13 mins). Watch the video »
Why Build SaaS on AWS?
The breadth and depth of tools and services available on AWS can facilitate a faster time-to-market for SaaS providers. The pace of innovation at AWS also provides SaaS companies with new services and capabilities to enhance the features, cost, and management profile of their solutions. By leaving the operational responsibilities to AWS, you’re able to focus more of your energy directly on the needs of your products. The combination of AWS service innovations and minimization of operational overhead is an essential to enabling the agility that SaaS organizations require.
Pay for Use Pricing
Managing and optimizing costs is essential to SaaS environments. With the elasticity of the AWS environment, you’re able to build SaaS solutions that are optimized to match the infrastructure of your multi-tenant load. Visit the pricing pages of each service to learn more.
Scale and Availability
Uptime and the ability to respond to continually evolving workloads is essential to SaaS products. AWS provides a broad range of capabilities that can be leveraged to align with the uptime requirements of SaaS environments. It also provides dynamic scaling mechanisms that allow you to align tenant consumption with actual load.
SaaS providers often need to reach customers in a broad range of geographies. The AWS Cloud spans 64 Availability Zones within 21 geographic Regions around the world, with plans for more Availability Zones and more Regions.
Security and Compliance
Customers of your SaaS product want to know that their data is secure and private. Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. AWS customers benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.
1 Defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as paying for IT services used over the internet to access software, computing power, or storage capacity. Deloitte Access Economics Report (July 2019)
2 2018 Forrester Business Technographics® Business and Technology Services Survey (2018)
3 The ISV Business Case For Building SaaS on Amazon Web Services (AWS). A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis (August 2016)