Cloud9 smoothes out major hurdles encountered during the life cycle of
Time to Market - Because Cloud9 has been recognized
in the field to cut three to six months from the development cycle,
its use has a major impact on the time to market and therefore on the
viability and ROI of new applications.
Resilience - No application environment or scope
will remain unchanged for long. Cloud9 comprises innovative solutions
to infrastructure needs that ensure no rewrite is needed as the application
adapts to new requirements.
Best use of Expertise - The designers of Cloud9 have
drawn on their exceptional field experience to create supporting functions
and tailoring functions for a number of applications. Cloud9 allows
the application designers to concentrate on their unique expertise and
opens to them new perspectives with its unique features.
Costs - Development costs are hence reduced, and
so are run-time costs because of the highly optimized nature of Cloud9.
The platform improves the management of compute resources and, in practice,
removes operating bottlenecks. In addition, the field-proven robustness
of Cloud9 reduces maintenance costs.
Conformity with Industry Standards - Cloud9 adheres
to relevant standards in the industry, making it easy to integrate,
use and support. With 8D involved with major forums, the platform is
poised to maintain itself on the front line of the industry evolution.
Portability and Reuse - Cloud9 is independent from
the underlying networks, protocols, Operating Systems and even interface
devices. In particular, the possible reuse of existing environment and
equipment may speed up deployment and reduce implementation costs.
Robustness - Because Cloud9 already underwent large-size
field deployment, it provides a level of robustness guaranteed by real-life
optimization and refactoring.
Scalability and Easy Evolution - Modularity and self-discovery
allow for non-disruptive increase of scale and addition of functions,
tailored to business objectives and not to technology limitations. Cloud9
may be installed initially on a single machine and grow seamlessly into
a federation of specialized servers, possibly serving as an Application
Service Provider (ASP) base. At the other end of the scale, miniaturized
implementations were the cradle of the platform. Pre-optimized Editions
of Cloud9 are offered for Micro, Pocket, Embedded, Desktop and Server
Interface Flexibility - Cloud9TM
is a multimedia tool. It accepts combinations of all types of interfaces,
whether for the Internet, pocket computers, all types of numeric devices
and even interactive voice.