Dedicated tier benefits
The Dedicated subscription tier provides dedicated database infrastructure in the Appfarm Cloud. As with all Appfarm subscription tiers, Appfarm hosts and continuously monitors the solution(s) to ensure they are healthy and up to date. However, solution(s) on a Dedicated tier are hosted on dedicated database infrastructure isolated from other customer solutions, providing higher reliability, security, scalability, and configurability.
The Dedicated tier includes all key platform capabilities and high resource allocation including unlimited apps, 400 active monthly users, and 10x storage capacity and API requests compared to the Essential tier. The Dedicated tier also includes two solutions in the base subscription fee. More solutions can be added for a fixed fee, and these share the platform capabilities and resources of the existing solutions.
When sharing database infrastructure, there’s always a risk that another customer solution overloads the allocated resources resulting in a server outage. Although Appfarm has built-in protection against such events, it is impossible to foresee or protect against all potential events.
The Dedicated tier isolates you against most Appfarm infrastructure issues. The biggest impacts to solutions on the Dedicated tier are the frequency of jobs on the server and how active the users are.
On the Dedicated tier, Appfarm can quickly add more capacity to your dedicated cluster to handle increased demand. Furthermore, you can define (without any additional cost) your own backup routines. Other tiers are backed up according to Appfarm's Backup policy.
The Dedicated tier also offers the possibility to configure a unique infrastructure configuration with regards to server setup, including the CPU and memory profiles of the virtual machines. Appfarm's standard profiles have been tuned with experience over time so it’s extremely rare we see use cases that require unique configurations, but this is an option to handle unique application usage patterns that require a specialized setup.
With the Dedicated tier, Appfarm offers the highest level SLA and an uptime guarantee of 99.90%. This includes the shortest possible response times in the event of an issue, a dedicated Key Account Manager, and access to all Appfarm support channels. A specialized SLA can also be negotiated.