If you think you’re overpaying for processing power, you’re probably right. All servers, whether they are on-site or in the cloud, have size limitations. Those limitations put a cap on delivering the processing you and your clients depend on most to keep your business up and running.
Most organizations facing these limits pay for excess computing power that they rarely (or sometimes never) use, or they must constantly monitor and react when processing spikes, or when it needs to be scaled up to support growth. We’ve been there! Your budget doesn’t have room for overspending, and your resources probably have better things to do than watch and wait with the hope of reacting quickly in the moment to manage a server spike. You’re spending time and money, just to spend more time and money to keep your business running and your customers happy. This is a lose-lose scenario.
Whether you have seasonal or scheduled processing spikes, you want your resources to scale automatically and gracefully as your business grows, or you just want to be better prepared for the unexpected, we’ve got you covered with a true, scalable, pay-as-you-go document processing solution.
Datalogics teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to remove processing limits without additional monitoring, contracts, negotiations, or fees. Our Datalogics PDF Utility API pairs perfectly with Amazon’s Elastic File System (EFS) to support you and your clients through both the expected and the unexpected.
Amazon’s Elastic File System is a cloud storage service. The keyword here is “elastic” – EFS is as flexible as you need it to be whenever you need it to be. It’s true!
Here’s how it works with regards to the Datalogics PDF Utility API:
First off, when you begin using our Amazon Machine Image (AMI), you will spin up your own Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance. If you’re not already familiar, an Amazon EC2 instance is “a virtual server in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud for running applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. EC2 is a service that enables business subscribers to run application programs in the computing environment. It can serve as a practically unlimited set of virtual machines (VMs)” (source: TechTarget).
AWS allows users to increase processing by enabling scaling. We are leveraging the use of EFS to support scaling to multiple EC2 instances, so that depending on the processing need, new EC2 instances could be spun up or spun down automatically by setting certain rules.
The AWS Marketplace gives you just what you need when you need it, and you only pay for the storage and processor capacity you use, not the storage and capacity you’re not using. When you pair the Datalogics Utility API with EFS, it means unlimited document processing potential with minimal commitment or overhead. Your EC2 instance will only commit to the storage needed to complete the task at hand, and then immediately releases that storage space as soon as the task is complete. This is a win-win!
Did we mention how simple pairing an EFS with the Datalogics PDF Utility API is? You only need to set up EFS once for your organization, and we’ve already documented those simple steps on our AMI Setup page.
So, stop overpaying for unused storage and power. Stop self-monitoring your resources for exceptions. Stop signing additional contracts for additional servers. Set up your infrastructure with pay-as-you go storage and processing power that eliminates wasted budget and resources.
Choose a private, Amazon service that enables your business to scale and support you through your document management journey. Choose digital document processing with the Datalogics PDF Utility API and Amazon’s EFS. We’ve got you covered!
CLICK HERE to start using the Datalogics Utility API for all your digital document processing at any scale!