What does Enterprise Grade mean? Whatever the solution is, it should meet some of these enterprise needs.
- Integration - the solution needs to integrate with an Enterprise’s existing toolsets. It should support multiple methods of deployment to support different use-cases
- Security - the solution needs to be able to handle the different organisational structures, user roles and teams that will be present across the different business units.
- Support - Enterprises have rapidly changing priorities and can’t have single, specialised resources servicing a product. The solution will be intuitive as well as have backing from a vendor in the form of support. This level of support needs to be capable of providing round the clock care for today’s global enterprises and teams
Solutions need to be platform agnostic to support the changing business needs and landscapes. Opinionated tooling causes vendor lock-in meaning business resources are managing vendors and solutions rather than enhancing the business
Scalable & Battle Tested
Solutions need to be able to support a business and enhance its growth. Failing to scale appropriately in today's cloud native environment means that it is failing to support the business. Robust, battle tested solutions mean that a business can focus on improving their competitive advantage through business services and applications rather than attempting to shore up an improper tooling choice
Customisable / Open API
Customisable or Open APIs ensure that solutions can interface with one another. Traditional tooling can use standard techniques to communicate with newer options. Solutions can be changed or modified with the knowledge that the API is the only changing part.
Secure & Compliant by default:
Security is no longer the realm of a hidden away team. It is every business’s challenge, every team’s challenge and every individual’s challenge. Security by default is essential.