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Internet-Native vs. Web-Faced? Understanding the architecture:

However, not all applications that can be accessed via a web browser are true “Internet-Native” applications. A “Web-faced” application is only a front end built over an existing character-based technology.

On the other hand, true Internet-Native applications are fully developed using the Web architecture, from database servers to application servers to print servers to browser front end. It’s Web to the core!

Our products are built to exploit the strengths of the Internet. By using separate software layers for database access, business logic, printing logic and presentation logic we are able to build systems that can be scaled economically to meet any size demand. The systems can also be tuned for peak performance by matching server performance to software needs. Database independence allows a customer to use any commercially available relational database including, but not limited to, shared Linux versions of PostgreSQL and Oracle. Separate database servers can be used running Linux, Unix or Microsoft operating systems, database clusters are supported, as are multiple database servers. Linux Intel servers for application software run Apache Web services and can be easily clustered to meet performance demands. Print services are via Crystal Enterprise Servers.

Invest in Internet-Native Technology

Before you purchase or upgrade your information systems, make sure you know how they are designed and what foundation they are built on. Information systems performance is achieved through well-designed applications using a solid Internet-Native architecture.

Don’t be fooled by a Web-faced quick fix. Web-facing your old character-based system is equivalent to a cheap paint job on an old car - it may only seem like a good idea for a short while. Of course, your current vendor may tell you a different story. You need to have the facts about architecture. You deserve the results.