I was recently interviewed by Brendan McKenna for this article on our NYC relationship that appeared in Law Technology News.
First off thanks to Brendan and LTN for speaking with us and the story. It relates the story of how this project developed for us.
One idea that is so critical in social media eDiscovery, as well as plain ole eDiscovery and trial practice is the idea and power of cloud-based scalability and multi-tenant services.
Scalability through multi-tenant applications aren’t features in the Nextpoint platform, it’s one of the central pillars of the architecture. It is THE thing that makes the technology different from legacy technology. These are technologies that make Facebook, Twitter and Google Apps different from local install applications. These are accomplishments that are only possible through multi-tenancy. Think about if everyone had to ‘install’ the latest version of Facebook.
Without these things, the amount of data that has to be managed must be CERTAIN. Without a finite end-point to the volume of data to be dealt with, the problem of designing, building and managing an on-premise solution becomes difficult if not impossible to solve.
It’s that simple. If the amount of data is UNCERTAIN, then scalability is not a luxury it is a necessity. It is the only way to do things on a scale that has never been done before.