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What is the difference between On-Premise and On-Demand (V1 Hosted) deployment?

Answer

VersionOne has a flexible deployment model.  Customers can choose an On-Demand deployment, which is hosted by VersionOne, or an On-premise deployment hosted on their own servers.  In general, the On-Demand option is the easiest to get started, and has a generally lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).  The On-Premise option provides the most control over the entire solution, but also involves more internal IT resources to install, secure, and maintain the infrastructure, which can create the higher TCO.  The table below outlines the key considerations for determining which deployment option is right for your organization, using the FURPS Model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FURPS).

Considerations

Consideration

 On-demand (V1 Hosted)

On-premise (Not Hosted)

Functionality

There is only one functionality difference between the On-demand and On-premise model, and it is the Data Mart. In On-demand, the customer can only access the data mart through VersionOne Analytics.

The customer can install the data mart and integrate it with VersionOne Analytics or an existing reporting tool.

Usability

VersionOne upgrades automatically or you can chose to request upgrades on your own schedule. Customer can choose between VersionOne Authentication or Single Sign on (SSO) via SAML 2.0.

Customer downloads new software from the community site and runs setup with the upgrade option. Depending on the organization, getting the resources to perform this upgrade can be a challenge. On-premise customers can choose between VersionOne Authentication, SSO via Windows Integrated Authentication, or SSO via HTTP Headers.   

Reliability

Data is located in VersionOne’s On-Demand environment, which features state-of-the-art hosting from Rackspace.

The customer allocates servers, performs installation, sets up maintenance procedures, and monitors system, so reliability can vary and is the customer responsibility.

Performance

VersionOne servers are located in the United States.  VersionOne partners with a third party for application acceleration, so latency is minimized for users across the globe.

Users rely on the customer’s network infrastructure for access, so performance is dependent on that network performance.

Supportability

Data is located in VersionOne’s On-Demand environment.  VersionOne controls all system administration, infrastructure maintenance, and related security aspects. The customer controls VersionOne application level security.

Data is located on the customer’s infrastructure and the customer has complete control over both confidentiality and availability of the data. However, the customer allocates servers, performs installation, sets up maintenance procedures, and monitors system..

Due to the higher overall TCO and the time needed to stand up an internal VersionOne instance, many organizations choose the On-demand option. However, switching between deployment options is relatively straightforward, if organizational needs change.