IDS runs on PaaS
Dispatching using a PaaS
Over the last decade most Courier and Final Mile companies have made the transition of moving their dispatching systems onto the cloud. This was done by either purchasing an off-the shelf Software as a Service (SaaS) System or by migrating their proprietary system onto the cloud.
But a lot has changed in the cloud.
What’s new with the Cloud
Move over SaaS, it is now all about Platform as a service (PaaS).
PaaS is a complete development and infrastructure environment in the cloud. With resources that enable the ability to deliver everything from simple apps to sophisticated enterprise applications. PaaS includes infrastructure – servers, storage and networking – and also middleware aka the business logic.
IDS Core, Mobile, Route and Shipping Portal run on Mircosoft's PaaS System called MicroSoft Azure.
By being the only Final Mile system to have migrated away from a traditional self-administered SaaS System, IDS brings the level of dispatching to a new height.
IDS Core running on Microsoft’s Azure System future proofs your company with the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any platform. You can use this certification to go to market and acquire new business.
(For more information on each certification, please click on the certification.)
IDS Core on MS Azure servers bring the following functionality.
Microsoft has invested over $1 billion USD on security research and development. This includes over 3,500 security experts monitoring and safeguarding your data.
You can rely on a cloud that is built with customized hardware, has security controls integrated into the hardware and firmware components, and added protections against threats such as DDoS.
A.I. monitors actionable insights by analyzing vast sources of data including 18 billion Bing web pages, 400 billion emails, 1 billion Windows device updates, and 450 billion monthly authentications.
IDS Core running on Azure provides enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure. This includes physical elements like redundant power, networking, and cooling, as well as software elements like safe deployment processes, impact less maintenance and failure prediction enabled by machine learning.
AI will automatically move your IDS Core system to another server or acquire extra resources as needed. That means a more reliable system with less downtown.
There are more than 60 Azure regions, 220 Azure datacenters, 170 edge sites, and over 165,000 miles of terrestrial and subsea fiber worldwide.
Your Own Database
Traditional Saas Systems used by other final mile software providers means your data is stored on one large shared database. IDS Core on Azure provides you with your own unique database that is not shared.
This means IDS can deploy customizations faster and easier.
Azure provides AI and Machine Learning for future innovation for IDS Core.
- Imagine AI being taught through Machine Learning how to auto dispatch .
- Imagine AI reviewing completed shipments to ensure they are accurate before invoicing.
For more information about PaaS please read this article.