The overwhelming benefit of deploying Alpha Anywhere mobile and web applications to Alpha Cloud is that it allows developers to “publish and forget it!”
We built Alpha Cloud with all its automated capabilities and power because we know that developers really want to focus on building and polishing great applications, not spending their precious time babysitting servers or twisting the arms of others to do the job for them.
Remember, even the greatest applications, depend on getting the servers set up and maintained properly with scaling, load balancing, failover, and redundancy to achieve appropriate performance levels under real-world usage situations.
Alpha Cloud is the only fully managed cloud for deployment of mobile and web applications.
Getting applications deployed that are “production” ready only takes minutes on Alpha Cloud, which is built on the AWS infrastructure
Feedback from developers using Alpha Cloud for deployment can be summed up in this quote from an Alpha Anywhere developer who has been using Alpha Cloud:
"After switching to Alpha Cloud, I fell in love with all the automation, responsiveness and flexibility it provides me. I could never go back to regular hosting with all its restrictions. It would be like asking a helicopter pilot to go back from "fly-by-wire" flying to manual operation."
The 7 PLUS 1 principles that guided the design of Alpha Cloud were:
- Developers should not have to worry about monitoring the system
- Developers should not have to worry about load-balancing and scaling up and down
- Developers should not have to worry about physical plant aspects like space, power, temperature
- Developers should not have to worry about backups or redundancy
- Developer should be able to deploy to any future Alpha Anywhere version
- Developers should be able to deploy near their users
- Developers should be able to create special demo and custom environments painlessly
PLUS 1. Finally, an enormous effort has gone into building Alpha Anywhere itself with tremendous capabilities and attention to detail for application development. In building the Alpha Cloud, we wanted to engineer a cloud that made Alpha Anywhere an equally impressive platform for powerful and painless application deployment.
Think of Alpha Cloud not as “Hosting” but rather as “Deployment as a Service”
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“Production Quality” is Standard
Load balancing, failover, horizontal scaling are standard features Applications are run on at least two servers in separate data centers As load increases, servers are added automatically When a server fails, a new one is started automatically Secure transport (HTTPS) is used by default
Built on the industry standard Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) running on Windows Server 2016
Multiple processes on each server instance automatically managed by IIS If a process fails, IIS automatically restarts it Processes automatically restart periodically No interruption of service on process restarts. Restarts to processes are overlapped, meaning that pending requests are served while new processes start up.
Visibility into the Running Environment
Self-service management of deployments Access to production logs Detail and summary usage statistics Graphical display of resource usage over time and by requested resource/page
Our cloud, your brand
Set your own DNS names and certificates onto deployed web sites.
Publish applications to Alpha Cloud directly from Alpha Anywhere You choose the Alpha Anywhere server build/version for each application deployment Launch publicly available development, test/demo web sites with secure connections (HTTPS) without the hassle of DNS configuration. We generate the URL and provide the certificate. Simple rollback/roll-forward “goof-proof” deployment Deploy a published application to multiple web sites with separate configurations making SaaS offerings simple to provision Authorize employees and contractors to work on your subscription with separate accounts and limited privileges. Revoke that authorization at any time.