Infrastructure: Cloud / On Premise
On Premise & Cloud/Saas
In today’s world, it’s crucial to be able to meet the varying requirements of customers from an infrastructure standpoint, ranging from the traditional licensed/”on premise” model, to a full Cloud/SaaS deliverable. Circle Commerce can address not only these two distinctly different delivery models, but can use its tremendous flexibility to offer more granular choices to address more specific customer needs.
Both the embedded database that drives Circle Commerce and our core software application are extremely lightweight, and as such are readily configurable to address this wide variety of alternative choices. A sampling of some of the standard configurations available:
Cloud/SaaS – Circle Commerce Manager is now available in the cloud, in two different configurations:
- For smaller/lighter applications, a shared/multi-tenant platform is available at a lower price point
- For larger applications, or those customer preferring their own machine, Circle Commerce is delivered in a VM (virtual machine) environment, providing customers great flexibility in resource allocation with no in-house IT resource required.
On Premise – The traditional delivery of OMS and/or ERP systems is the “on premise” model, in which the software is installed on a server at the client’s location, and the care and feeding of said server is the client’s responsibility.
These are the two ends of the deliverable spectrum, and most of our competitors can only do one or the other. However, that’s where the competitors stop and Circle Commerce starts, as there is room for a significant number of alternatives between these significantly different choices, such as:
Managed server – Circle Commerce offers an additional service to customers in which their on-premise server is managed by Circle Commerce. This reduces the customer’s on staff IT requirement, while still providing on-premise delivery of the application to users.
Hosted server – The customer may prefer to acquire the license for Circle Commerce Manager, but have the application hosted in the cloud – getting the long term benefit of owning vs. renting, but reducing their in-house IT infrastructure requirement.
Additional factors can then come into play in the infrastructure process:
- Most customers will have an ecommerce presence, which is normally hosted in a data center
- An extensive array of choices are supported in the area of high availability/disaster recovery as well – and this can apply to both on premise and cloud deliverables.