Cloud SaaS or On-Premises...

The TERMINALFOUR Approach

Many of our users have opted to host our software on their own premises, however an increasing number of our new clients are choosing to reduce the annual maintenance costs and hosting hassles by availing of our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering.

PaaS (Cloud hosted Platform-as-a-Service)

PaaS is a cloud hosted Platform-as-a-Service solution that is provided by TERMINALFOUR. PaaS reduces costs, time and effort and promises the best possible service from a team of experienced professionals. 

What are the benefits of PaaS?

Simply put, outsourcing the hosting of your websites and TERMINALFOUR application servers to us has a whole host of benefits and not just for the IT department:

Reduced costs: One of the greatest benefits of PaaS is cost reduction. Organizations using PaaS have reported reduced daily operational costs while also significantly increasing productivity levels.  The main savings come from having standardized resources (such as servers) across the whole institution as well as cutting out redundant work across departments.  

Reliability: Platform as a Service provides enhanced reliability. With PaaS, you can be sure that your websites and servers always run smoothly. Our PaaS solution is built upon the best industry standards and ensures constant availability of the underlying platform.

Management: PaaS provides enhanced monitoring capabilities by centralizing all your resources. There’s always someone there to monitor your websites and servers so if something does go wrong, it can be resolved quickly by an industry expert. 

What are the features of PaaS?

TERMINALFOUR’s unique PaaS solution offers a range of features designed with our users in mind:

  • Solid, reliable and tested cloud servers, hosted within resilient datacenters based in the US, UK, and Australia 
  • 24/7 automated monitoring of all services and servers
  • Built on the optimal architecture for TERMINALFOUR software
  • All server maintenance and patching automatically carried out by TERMINALFOUR at agreed times
  • All backups (3 levels) maintained, retained and verified by TERMINALFOUR
  • Servers can be easily scaled as needs are required
  • Additional servers may be quickly created to deal with peak demands 
  • Quicker turnaround times on support tickets due to familiarity with the platform

Pricing

TERMINALFOUR offers a competitively priced Cloud PaaS offering which will be determined based on your specific requirements. Contact us for more information about PaaS pricing.

Who’s using PaaS?

Many of our clients are already taking advantage of our PaaS model including:

  • Algoma University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Houston Community College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Rockford University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Touro College
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • University of West Florida
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • York College of Pennsylvania