Publication: The New Stack
Title: Will GDPR Pressure SaaS Vendors to Go On-Prem?
Author: Chris Churilo
Abstract: This article, written by Director of Technical Product Marketing at InfluxData Chris Churilo, discusses the challenges ahead for SaaS vendors as they strive to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation that took effect on May 25 this year. She cites a blog post by Gravitational, an InfluxData customer, that explains many of the regulation’s ambiguous terms. The cited post also discusses how “GDPR compliance could increase costs for SaaS providers, and may eventually lead the way for SaaS vendors to consider offering on-premise versions of their SaaS solutions”. Churilo then discusses the challenges involved in building an on-prem version of a SaaS solution and shows how Gravitational has helped solve this problem through its Telekube product.