What is Cloud Computing?
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet. A way of meeting the needs for IT services (applications servers, and storage) through a service provider via the internet.
Some benefits of using cloud to access your applications are;
- Easy to deploy
- Easy to Access
- Easy to Administer
- Easy to afford and Finance
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Why should you use the Cloud?
There are three compelling reasons for using the cloud and choosing Milestone as your Cloud solution provider: speed, agility and cost. Milestone’s Cloud solutions provide access to your Primavera applications in a matter of days, rather than weeks or longer for in-house deployments. They are designed to remove the physical limitations of on premise deployments, in that they can be scaled up or down to meet your needs. We have learnt from over 20 years of experience of providing Project Management Solutions that while the Cloud is for everyone, it is not for everything.
Once applications have been identified as Cloud-viable, the next step is to consider which cloud solution SaaS or Hosting?
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a Service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software". SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.
Primavera Software is available as SaaS provided on-demand powered by Oracle enabling Milestone clients rapidly deploy at an affordable operational expense and centralized location for their primavera project portfolio management solution, providing visibility across the organization supported by Milestone experts
This offering has minimum user requirements and will be tailored to fit your organisational requirements, providing the flexibility to scale as your needs change, ensuring end-user adoption and increased ROI through simple monthly subscription fee.
Primavera Software services in the cloud can include:
- Primavera EPPM Web Services
- Primavera P6 Team Member
- Primavera Team Member for iPhone and iPad
- Primavera P6 Email Statusing
- Primavera P6 Progress Reporter
- Document Management
- BI Publisher
- WebLogic Application Server
- Primavera Unifier
Application Hosting is where the service provider administers the hardware, operating systems and system software. The client usually has administrative access but as a rule rarely uses it, instead interacting with the leased system through a Web-based interface. Typically, the hosting provider is responsible for setting up and configuring hardware, installing and configuring software, technical support, patch management, system maintenance, monitoring and updates.
Cloud hosting transforms the cost, speed and agility with which IT services can be delivered. It offers a unified customer experience at all times from all locations. Epic Net cloud solutions deliver a broad portfolio of applications centered on Enterprise Project Management applications. Customers choose from a matrix of support and services to maximize business benefit and user experience.