Developers who are evaluating Alpha Anywhere for custom web and mobile as well as SaaS app development often ask us, "Alpha is really powerful and productive, but will it scale and how much will it cost to host my applications?"
To answer this question we turned to Clive Swanepol CEO of ZebraHost, a leading hosting partner of Alpha and who has "feet on the ground" experience hosting a very large number of mobile and web applications built in Alpha Anywhere.
The applications hosted by ZebraHost are both custom applications built by and for businesses and organizations of all sizes, as well as a rapidly growing number of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications.
These are some the things we've learned from Clive.
- ZebraHost is hosting Alpha Anywhere applications where the number of users of the application ranges from less than 100 to tens of thousands.
- ZebraHost's servers are located in some of the world's most advanced datacenters. The datacenters, located throughout the US, Europe and Asia are owned and operated by IBM company Softlayer. Leveraging this leading edge infrastructure ZebraHost has load balancing and redundancy setup of Alpha Applications down to a science.
- Most interestingly, we also found out that hosting costs are in the single digit percentage range when compared to the revenue that clients are generating from the Alpha Anywhere SaaS apps hosted at ZebraHost.
So whoever said "you can't have your cake and eat it" is going to have to rethink that—at least in terms of development of web and mobile apps that can be built apidly and hosted extremely cost effectively!