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Track-Kit is a web-based product for tracking kits/samples/specimens. Track-Kit uses the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, also known as “cloud-based” or “on demand”.
The benefits of the SaaS model are:
Track-Kit uses Microsoft Azure Government, a leader in integrated cloud services, to host and deliver our world-class online software solutions.
Below we discuss how STACS DNA addresses public safety and public health considerations related to SaaS.
The job of deploying the application and keeping it running from day to day—testing and installing patches, managing upgrades, monitoring performance, ensuring high availability, and so forth—is handled by STACS DNA rather than your IT staff. By transferring the responsibility for these “overhead” activities to STACS DNA, your IT department can focus more on high-value activities that align with and support your goals. Instead of being primarily reactive and operations-focused, your IT team can more effectively function as technology strategists to the rest of your agency. Far from being made obsolete by SaaS, your IT department has an opportunity to contribute to the success of your agency more directly than ever before.
An obvious concern for public safety and public health applications is security. We ensure the following security capabilities for clients of our cloud-based product:
Windows Azure Government provides availability and automatic scalability on a global datacenter infrastructure. Applications are automatically scaled based on demand, providing high availability within and across different geographical regions.
Database backups are created every hour to enable a one-hour recovery point objective. Additionally, transaction log backups are taken every five minutes to enable Point-in-Time restoration. Backups are stored for a minimum of seven days in geo-redundant locations to protect against region-wide failures. Full weekly and monthly backups ensure your data is protected for a long time to come.
We provide a business continuity restoration plan to ensure business operations can continue without interruption in the event that a crisis or disaster occurs.
One of the advantages of Track-Kit is that you have the ability to configure the software to meet your own requirements. Cloud-based applications are no exception. You can easily configure:
For more information on Track-Kit’s Software as a Service capabilities, please contact us.
In this paper, STACS DNA explains the essential decision criteria to consider when you need a new software system.
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