As detailed in this blog post by Torben Frigaard we have launched a new product called Debitoor, which we intend to run using a fully cloud-based model.

Debitoor is a simple, appealing and intuitive web application that allows small businesses to perform basic accounting tasks, primarily related to invoicing – so in that sense it is a cloud product itself.

Additionally, we have built the application so that it runs on top of cloud products such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Loggly, Github, Google Analytics etc. This is what we mean by cloud on cloud.

Ensuring availability

We have paid particular attention to the way we run the operational setup ensuring that our many years of experience in keeping the e-conomic application running and performing for thousands of users is also reflected in the Debitoor platform.

Using the robust framework from AWS we have built a system that ensures maximum availability with a triple center redundancy and auto failover capability. This means that all data is duplicated in three separate physical locations, and if one location fails we automatically switch to another location without affecting our users.

The Debitoor setup: Cloud on cloud

We have also provided for seamless scalability so that we can handle variations in load, typically during peak office hours when many users are logged on and working in our system at the same time. With auto scaling, servers and resources are continually added as the need arises, meaning that we constantly have the performance resources in place to keep our system running smoothly.

Additionally, we have engineered a sophisticated self-reliance system that monitors the health of the servers and starts up new ones in case a server fails. This way we can ensure maximum availability and responsiveness for Debitoor.

Latest methods and technology

Keeping in line with our DevOps methodology we have made sure that we can deploy committed code without affecting users and even do it multiple times a day if needed. Our code is built from the ground up and is based on the latest cloud technologies, including HTML5 and Node.js.

We have also provided for state-of-the-art security with sophisticated operational control of security levels – again drawing from our experience of countless auditing reviews on the e-conomic platform.

Debitoor is currently launched in a number of English-, Spanish- and German-speaking countries around the world, as part of our ambitions to expand outside of Europe with mainly self-supporting products. You can try out Debitoor by signing up at the Debitoor website.