Technical Considerations

Technical Considerations of Delivering Modern On-prem

To be successful at delivering a Modern On-prem application, vendors need to be aware of some technical considerations. Whether a team builds a multi-tenant SaaS application or a traditional on-prem app, there are some key capabilities to develop for delivering Modern On-prem applications.

Cloud Native and 12-factor

Moving an app to cloud-native is a journey, but the bottom line is that the patterns and primitives at the core of cloud-native architectures are among the biggest enablers of Modern On-prem applications. Read the deep dive at Cloud native and 12-factor

Observability and Monitoring

As a vendor, it’s important to ensure applications are highly operable from an observability standpoint. Many SaaS and on-prem software teams are familiar with these concepts, but delivering Modern On-prem applications means more than just exposing metrics, logs, and traces. When the teams operating the software (the end user) are not experts in operating it, it’s vital to focus on delivering actionable insights.

Managing External Dependencies

When developing an application, leveraging external services is a great way to outsource parts of application development so as to better focus on core competencies. When deciding on which services to leverage, it’s important to make sure they’re both swappable and embeddable.

Deployment Targets

When deploying to an on-prem environment, it is important to understand the differences between target environments. Depending on an end customer’s security needs, there is a broad spectrum of potential environments ranging from internet-connected cloud VPCs to fully airgapped data centers with no outbound connectivity.

Machine Learning & AI

Machine learning models will need to be trained in a federated or decentralized system instead of a centralized system.

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