When you purchase Dimensional Insight’s software, you will need to decide how you would like to host it. The decision can seem overwhelming as there are many factors to consider. We’d like to make that decision as easy as possible for you. So, let us shed a little light on the subject.
For starters, you will want to decide whether you want to host “in the cloud” or “on-premise.“ The difference is where your software resides. You will have the software on your own machines in an “on-premise” installation. Your software is installed on someone else’s server for a “cloud” installation.
Why DI Cloud versus On-Premise
When determining whether to use DI Cloud versus an on-site server, there are some things that we are sure you are taking into consideration beyond the pure hardware costs versus monthly fees. Below are some of the advantages DI Cloud provides:
Agility and scalability
Dimensional Insight will set up your platform to scale with ease. This means less man hours for you.
Your staff does not having to do the heavy lifting, business agility and accelerated time to market are benefits you will experience.
We take the risk, you relax. No worries about hardware failures. Long-term outages can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases
DI Cloud enables lower barriers to entry for innovation and prototyping. It is expensive and time consuming to build testing and development infrastructure in-house.
Less upfront cost. When it comes time to upgrade/purchase more hardware you do not have the cash outlay all up front of an onsite solution and manpower can be used elsewhere as we do the work. Installation time disappears. No time spent on upgrades.
Tailored hardware for better performance
Dimensional Insight’s private cloud provides server hardware and software configurations specifically tailored to the task of running our software in an optimized manner.
Increased application availability
DI Cloud delivers high levels of security and reliability. With our expertise, you can increase application security and availability accordingly.
Shorter project times
Time is money. DI Cloud has software and hardware experts working for you, so you can do what you do best.
Lower energy costs
When you move to the cloud, you no longer have to pay to power on-premise servers or maintain their environment.
Off-load the responsibility for the configuration and operation of servers, storage, the network, and data centers. This allows you to focus more staff time on important objectives.
At its simplest, the services proposed will allow you to continue to operate your DI software as you have before, just in the cloud instead of on-premise, freeing you of system maintenance tasks.
Secure environment & freedom
The best environment for Diver Platform
If you decide to host in the cloud, Dimensional Insight offers two cloud hosting options: InterReport and DI Cloud. Both include services to ensure a secure solution and freedom from IT tasks such as maintaining the hardware and OS, managing network and storage infrastructure, planning for disaster recovery, and worrying about the physical environment.
- Installation and maintenance of OS and Diver Platform
- Monitoring and backups
- Technical support
- ISO 27000-certified datacenter
- 99.5% uptime
- Server hardware
- Redundant power, network, and cooling
Why is it important?
Get the hosting setup that is right for you
Choose the level of IT involvement best suited to your situation
Enjoy a flexible plan that allows you to grow when you are ready
InterReport is our Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Our staff handles all tasks associated with operation and maintenance: data ingestion, ETL, content creation, standard reports, portal pages, and end-user application support.
Dimensional Insight is responsible for all application development and back-end programming using Diver Platform’s administrative and development modules along with maintaining scripts, programs, processes, security, and so on.
Customers can create content like reports, graphs, dashboards, and other portal pages in the DivePort, ProDiver, and NetDiver end-user client interfaces.
DI Cloud (PaaS)
DI Cloud is our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. With DI Cloud, Dimensional Insight provides machines running Diver Platform, but customers have access to Workbench and are responsible for Diver Platform implementation, development, and administration.
These tasks include data ingestion, ETL, cBase creation, content creation, reports, portal pages, and end-user application support.
Dimensional Insight staff are available to perform optional consulting services as we would with on-site deployments.
There is less upfront cost
No future hardware expenses
No need to buy new servers every few years
Lower energy costs
No on-premise environment costs
No hardware failure worries
Lower barriers to entry for innovation and prototyping
Shorter project times
You focus on what you do best
Your staff does not have to do the heavy lifting