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Showing the gaining traction of hybrid cloud infrastructures, open source document capture provider Ephesoft launched its new hybrid capture microservice, Cloud HyperExtender. As a plugin for their document capture and data classification solution Ephesoft Transact, Cloud HyperExtender allows organizations to import and process documents from their on-premises system to the cloud for fast processing, which then can be redirected back on-premises for classification and extraction activities.

“Ephesoft’s Cloud HyperExtender is bridging the gap for our customers who want to continue using their existing systems while reaping the benefits of ultra-fast processing in the cloud,” said Ike Kavas, Founder and CEO of Ephesoft.

Available as an annual subscription based on four different page volume tiers, Ephesoft Cloud HyperExtender boasts a processing rate of 2,500 pages per minute—more than 10 times faster than their on-premises version. Enterprise organizations receiving and managing high volumes of documents on a daily basis (such as large banks, mortgage lenders, and insurance companies) can benefit from high-performance cloud image processing that can scale—certainly, a main selling point of cloud computing—while maintaining control over customer data and business processes.

For some time, chief information officers have found the scalability and efficiency of the cloud very desirable, leading to decreased upfront costs and infrastructure complexity. Yet, for some highly regulated industries, the path to the cloud is increasingly becoming a mix of leveraging on-premises investments with cloud services for the best return on investment (ROI) and a lower risk profile. To serve this growing market share, we can expect to see an increase in cloud services on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and other public cloud platforms. In fact, this new capture-as-a-service segment is estimated to grow to over $30 billion, according to Harvey Spencer Associates.

Ephesoft Cloud HyperExtender is best suited for Transact servers deployed in the cloud (i.e., AWS or Microsoft Azure), but the add-on application can also be used with an on-premises server as well. According to Ephesoft, Cloud HyperExtender adheres to proper data security measures, including data encryption (at rest and in transit), secure API keys, and Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) compliance audits.

Allison Lloyd serves as the Editor of DOCUMENT Strategy Media. She delivers thought leadership on strategic and plan-based solutions for managing the entire document, communication, and information process. Follow her on Twitter @AllisonYLloyd.