Cloud computing is the buzz, but what does it mean?
Actuate BIRT iServer is cloud ready and cloud compatible, providing automatic, elastic clustering with dynamic provisioning. An iServer cloud deployment can be implemented by any organization in a private cloud, a hybrid cloud or a public cloud.
- In a private cloud, the organization utilizes its own infrastructure, organizing and optimizing its capacity to provide content to users.
- In a hybrid cloud, the organization hosts part of its services on site, and contracts with a provider for offsite services; for example, an online retail store might host its own services onsite for 11 months of the year, but transfer those services to a cloud provider during the busy month of December.
- In a public cloud, an organization outsources its server service, “renting” the infrastructure required to run its applications.
The BIRT iServer provides organizations with the ability to create a stateless image, which can be added or removed from an installation as demand grows or subsides; this stateless image is what is deployed in a cloud. The power of the image is that it lets the application respond to varying degrees of demand.
- An elastic cluster lets organizations automatically add or remove nodes from an iServer cluster.
- This capacity provides organizations with the ability to add or delete nodes without powering up or down, preventing service interruptions and facilitating 24/7 uptime.
Benefits of this configuration include:
- Lowered maintenance costs
- Decreased/minimal administration costs
- Increased/decreased processing power, adjustable to demand
- Stateless image simplifies adding/deleting nodes as required
- Multi-tenant configuration, lowering costs and allowing companies/departments/sites to share the same server
Learn more about BIRT in the Cloud.
Applications built with ActuateOne® provide users with one user experienceregardless of task, tool or skill level; are supported by one server with a set of services to support any deployment and are built with one design using BIRT. ActuateOne provides organizations with a quick time to market and the ability to grow with success.