Here are just a handful of common use cases for moving your business analytics platform to Ironside Managed Services.
With our platform’s built-in business continuity and our best-in-class infrastructure and application security, combined with our deep technology expertise, there is no question we are well equipped to host your organization’s enterprise Business Analytics platform.
The diagram below depicts a typical hybrid enterprise IBM Cognos deployment using the Ironside Managed Services Platform. A site to site VPN tunnel provides seamless, secure connectivity to the environment. Your users will never know they are accessing a cloud environment – the experience is 100% transparent. In this example we are also hosting the customer’s data warehouse and providing architecture and administration services to their entire BI platform, top to bottom.
Agile BI for your Business Unit
If your business unit or line of business is looking to employ IBM Business Analytics technologies or development methodologies that do not currently align with your corporate IT or data management capabilities, Ironside Managed Services can partner with you and your IT organization to implement a solution that meets your business needs.
We can rapidly deploy an environment for your line of business that permits you to be on the latest software versions, allowing you to harness the power of every cutting-edge feature, as well as work with your IT organization to implement lifecycle management and change control processes that are tailor made for the rapidly changing nature of business analytics.
Rapid Prototyping and Development
Is your organization or line of business evaluating new IBM Business Analytics technology? Are you looking to get up and running with a sand box or proof-of-concept environment in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks? The Ironside Group’s managed platform is tailor made for rapid deployment and scaling in the blink of an eye. We utilize our cloud platform internally for our own research and development and customer proof of concept work on an every-day basis with great results. Are you interested in dipping your toe in the PaaS waters? Consider starting with operating your Development or QA environments inside of the Ironside Cloud.
Mobile Access to Analytics from Anywhere
Unfettered mobile access to your Business Analytics platform from anywhere, inside or outside of your corporate network, is rapidly becoming a “must-have” requirement for many organizations. The Ironside Group provides this functionality as a standard option for any deployment. We have worked to develop a safe and secure approach to allowing mobile access and we support a multitude of deployment models to best align with your corporate data access policies.