◾It’s quick and easy to get started and to add or reduce resources due to on-demand, elastic provisioning and highly automated operations.
◾A high-performance, globally connected infrastructure comes built in as standard.
◾The application always remains bang up-to-date with the latest functionality, updated automatically to add new features without disruption to existing settings.
◾Intelligent resource usage across a common, demand-pooled application infrastructure allows for cost-effective service delivery.
◾Collective testing and feedback on the shared infrastructure ensures robust security and reliable operation.
◾A highly composable service-oriented architecture provides a flexible, fault tolerant platform with extensive scope for continuous innovation at all layers.
◾The ecosystem of users and partners can easily share add-ons and templates that all run on the same shared, homogenous operational instance.
◾Open, cloud-ready APIs and high-bandwidth connectivity make it easy to plug in external resources and functionality.