What is SaaS?

Software as a service is a way of delivering centrally hosted applications over the Internet—as a service. SaaS applications are sometimes called web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. 

 

Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management. Thingple manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance. 

By using the SaaS model, the following advantages are provided by Thingple:

  • High adoption

  • Lower initial costs

  • Painless upgrades

  • Seamless integration

SaaS facilitates remote application hosting and delivery, making this the key advantage of SaaS: painless application access. Customers have no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update. Access to applications is easy—you just need an Internet connection.

Thingple Cloud Services

Based on container technology, Thingple builds modular service-based architecture for customers, which allows seamlessly system upgrade, with minimum system downtime.

With its open platform capability, Thingple's SaaS can be deployed on a different cloud provider, such as:

  • Amazon AWS EC2, which is the market leader in public cloud computing.

  • Aliyun Cloud, which is very popular inside China.

  • Microsoft Azure, which is also very popular.

Below is our typical SaaS Service architecture:

Security​

 

Security is the key to continuous business success. Thingple spends a lot of effort to secure the safety of SaaS.

Thingple Cloud Services protect your business by using the following methods:

  • Encrypt all communication between front-end and SaaS

  • Terminal authentication, only registered front-end/edge devices are allowed to be connected to SaaS

  • User access control and password management.

  • Separate API provider and database