Why Upgrade: Get More Scalable, Efficient and Reliable with Cells Connect and Enterprise
The world of on-prem software has changed. On-prem used to mean “housed on your own physical servers,” but today’s organizations are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud environments that combine the strengths of on-prem hosting with levels of cost-efficiency, speed, flexibility, dependability and, most of all, scalability that a classic on-prem setup would struggle to achieve.
This post is part of a series highlighting the advantages of upgrading from Cells Home to Cells Connect or Cells Enterprise:
- Single Sign-On and Advanced IAM
- Reporting, Audit and Compliance Capabilities
- Get More Scalable, Efficient and Reliable with Cells Connect and Enterprise (this post)
Why Is Scalability in Document Sharing Important for Today’s Organizations
- Efficient Document Management: Scalability is crucial for managing the increasing volume of documents, especially in a world where the size of MS Word, PDF, and cloud docs is continuously growing.
- Flexibility: Scalable infrastructure can adapt to changing workload requirements, providing the flexibility to handle varying document storage and sharing needs.
- Cost-Efficiency: Scalability allows organizations to pay for computing and storage resources as needed, avoiding the cost of keeping unused capacity idling.
- Speed: Scalable systems can rapidly respond to increased demand, ensuring minimal downtime and uninterrupted access to critical documents.
- Dependability / High Availability: Scalable solutions can provide redundancy and failover capabilities, enhancing system reliability and reducing the risk of downtime.
- Security and Compliance: For industries with strict security and compliance regulations, scalability through hybrid cloud and private cloud approaches may be the only viable option for accommodating growing document volumes.
- Security: Scalable systems offer increased capacity to handle cyberattacks like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, enhancing overall security.
Upgrade to Connect or Enterprise for Enterprise-level Scalability
If your organization has been using the Home edition for a while, maybe it’s time to boost your scalability options to meet your business’s needs. Here are a few of the features that help Cells Connect and Enterprise take advantage of hybrid environments to stay efficient and effective:
- Scale horizontally with our fast and easy Kubernetes-ready cluster setup. Distribute and replicate local storage by switching to ETCD, Mongo, Redis and Nats. Enterprise Edition provides full support for large-scale deployments.
- Connect to a wide range of object storage connectors, including Google Cloud Storage and Azure Blob Storage.
- Enterprise Edition lets you create your own template paths for datasources sharding across multiple storage types and locations, for hyper-efficient distributed storage.
- Keep storage bloat under control with Cells Enterprise custom retention policies for versioning and lifecycle management.
- Cells Flows provides a wide range of Automated system maintenance tools, including activity and log pruning, emptying recycle bin folders, and document archiving operations – all configurable to follow your own rules, and much more.
You can take a deeper dive into the benefits of adopting a scalable document sharing and collaboration platform in a recent post on our blog.
Visit our Pricing page for an overview of Cells Connect and Enterprise Edition. Or set up a session to talk to one of our Cells specialists to find out which version fits your organization best.