The following White Papers are available from Pega.com.
Pega Cloud: Performance and Scalability
Now, more than ever, executives acknowledge the importance of performance and scalability of their solutions at a time when businesses need to be agile in order to respond to changing conditions and customer demand.
Poor application performance may cause organizations to lose customers, impede employee productivity, and severely reduce revenues. To ensure optimum performance and unwavering reliability, companies ought to test their business applications under rigorous conditions for base-line performance results.
Answering the need for greater performance and scalability in cloud computing environments, Pegasystems offers scalability features and options that boost application performance, including dynamic scaling and load balancing. To ensure that our customers' environments are highly available, we have developed robust disaster recovery and data backup strategies including support for very aggressive recovery time and recovery point objects.
This document details the design, operation and results of scalability tests performed by Pegasystems on Pega Cloud. The tests involved diverse use cases including both human-centric workflow and rules engine applications.
The testing and benchmark results show that the Pega Cloud is capable of supporting enterprise scenarios under the most intense load conditions.
Pega Cloud: Security & Reliability
Forrester Research forecasts that the global market for cloud computing will grow by approximately $200 billion over the next seven years, from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020. Furthermore, cloud computing is expected to evolve into a significant contributor to the growth of the tech industry overall. It is fuelled primarily by a number of global macroeconomic factors, a growing digital native workforce demanding more self-provisioned technology, and a shift in the way companies innovate their businesses to achieve better margins and growth.
Cloud is truly transformative in the sense that it develops new business opportunities by creating more effective and timely interactions between organizations and their customers. Cloud- based solutions can bring quantifiable cost savings along with a number of strategic benefits such as rapid scalability, deployment benefits, cost restructuring, risk management, and core competencies alignment.
Cloud computing allows businesses to break away from conventional past practices by allowing the rapid scaling of resources, better optimization of computing efficiencies, and the enablement of both business executives and IT staff allowing them to refocus on the more strategic aspects of their roles.
For cloud solutions to reach their full potential, they must offer customers peace of mind that their data is safe in the cloud. Perceived security vulnerability is still the top concern with the cloud and is a major impediment to wider and faster adoption. The purpose of this white paper is to describe how the different aspects of system security, reliability, and secure integrations are implemented for Pega Cloud. In particular, we will focus on how Pega Cloud has addressed the data privacy concerns for our customers across several key industries, including financial services/insurance, healthcare, and public sector, to name just a few.
Pega Cloud for Government: Security & Reliability for Government Agencies
Cloud computing presents a significant opportunity for a fundamental shift in government efficiencies by changing the traditional approach of government managing information technology infrastructures, to providing enhanced services to citizens. The Obama administration has identified cloud computing as a means to achieve savings in IT budgets across federal agencies and to address various other challenges. Initiatives such as 'Cloud First' are steps already taken by the federal government to engage the public and improve the customer experience.
In his Federal Cloud Computing Strategy report, published in 2011, then federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, set a target of shifting 25% of the government's $80 billion in annual IT spending to cloud computing. Cloud is truly transformative in the sense that it creates more effective and timely interaction between government and its constituents. Cloud-based solutions can bring quantifiable cost savings along with a number of strategic benefits such as rapid scalability and deployment benefits, cost restructuring, risk management, and core competencies alignment.
Despite the steadfast progress in cloud adoption, cloud security remains a hot topic. Some surveys show upward to 70% of government employees have concerns around cloud security and compliance.
Cloud solutions must offer customers a peace of mind that citizens' data is safe in the cloud. Perceived security vulnerability is still the number one concern with the cloud and a major impediment to wider and faster cloud adoption. The purpose of this white paper is to describe how the different aspects of system security, reliability, and secure integrations are implemented for Pega Cloud for Government.