How long does it typically take to get up and running on our internal environment?
For production setup and implementation, getting Apprenda up and running typically takes between 1 to 2 weeks. This is almost always due to customer process and protocol, and the time it takes to get access to infrastructure. If the production infrastructure is accessible, the platform can be up and running within an hour.
What type of implementation and on-boarding services are provided after purchasing Apprenda?
Apprenda, in many cases, values the customer experience more than the technology deliverable. An on-premises application platform is only as valuable as its internal adoption, production support, and documentation.
The Apprenda experience starts off with installation of the platform across multiple datacenters, a tailored implementation program to ensure that the platform integrates cleanly with existing investments, and is followed by a proprietary adoption program named Apprenda CloudRISE. CloudRISE is a 180 day program focused on driving developer adoption of the platform within the various lines of business.
Additionally, enterprise customers receive 24×7 “white glove” global support.
Do I need to learn a new programming language to build applications with Apprenda?
No way. Apprenda lets you “bring your applications and skills as they are”, and develop regular enterprise .NET and Java applications like you always have. Apprenda provides a slim, simple yet very powerful API layer that allows the application to interact with the platform in certain explicit ways. Much of Apprenda’s value can also be instrumented into your applications at run-time as well.
Do I need to have an IaaS offering in place before implementing Apprenda?
Apprenda has no dependency on any IaaS or virtualization technology. Apprenda provides its own isolation, which is much more fine grained that the virtual machine container. In fact, many clients will remove the hypervisor layer all together, which provides an increase in overall performance and enormous cost savings.