Founded in 1991, TPG Software, Inc. provides investment accounting software solutions that support trading, comprehensive investment TPG’s legacy business model enables its customers to self-deploy its software on-premises. Yet customers were struggling to deploy and maintain TPG’s applications on the right hardware and the recommended operating system. In order to remain competitive, TPG decided to adopt a SaaS delivery model. SaaS would allow the company to deliver a consistently good application experience to customers, simplify support operations, and speed up the development and QA processes.
Yet moving to a SaaS delivery model presents its own challenges. TPG customers generate reports with large peak activity at the middle and end of each month. “This cloud-based infrastructure needed to incorporate hundreds of customers that each have, literally, hundreds of reports,” said Slavek Rotkiewicz, President and Founder, TPG. To accommodate these peak workloads at the middle and end of the month, the infrastructure would need to have the flexibility to add more resources. Then, to reduce costs during the rest of the month, these resources would need to be easily turned off.