LOBSTER_DATA FOR THE CLOUD.
READY FOR TAKE-OFF IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.
Lobster_data offers a range of installation alternatives. And the most recent option happens to be cloud-based. So no matter whether Azure or AWS – thanks to java’s platform-agnostic capabilities, Lobster_data can be run anywhere. After all, Lobster is no stranger to multi-tenancy architecture, giving customers the option of having their cloud infrastructure configured for them: from Starter Edition to High Availability solution with multiple availability zones. Around the world. Secure. And ready for take-off in just a few minutes.
Cloud solutions offer all manner of benefits, many of which are already commonplace for Lobster’s customers – such as ready-made, abstract infrastructures. Or the ability to visualise all server and network components end to end. Or a dynamic infrastructure software. Location and device independent access via IP networks. And short-term contracts. But the most important is the ability to offer a comprehensive service – a box which Lobster’s cloud infrastructure undoubtedly ticks. All the necessary architectural components for running Lobster_data – e.g. server, storage and database – are covered. Customers even have the option of adding more components, such as a firewall, at any time. Making the set-up that bit more customisable to individual requirements.
THE LOBSTER CLOUD – A UNIQUE OFFERING.
Clouds can generally be divided into private and public clouds. Private clouds are always associated with a particular organisation, which means they offer additional protection against unknown users – a benefit public cloud users do not enjoy. Then there are the hybrid clouds that can be used to create and manage private clouds hosted within public clouds. Lobster uses hybrid clouds to give customers access to public cloud providers such as AWS. This approach also improve IT fail-safety, as every customer receives their own private cloud, that can be managed and monitored within the public cloud. Cloud-based software solutions are generally thought of as services, and can be subdivided into different levels. Major players such as AWS, Google and Azure, for example, offer IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service).
Lobster Cloud, on the other hand, offers a unique form of PaaS, based in an AWS or Azure environment. This service is known as iPaaS, i.e. integration Platform as a Service. It comprises cloud-based integration solutions for applications and data from environments also located in clouds or run on premise. This allows iPaaS to develop, manage and operate integrated workflows whilst also connecting different cloud-based environments. Users save time on much less admin and benefit from lower costs but increased flexibility.
RAPID IMPLEMENTATION SECURE DATA BASES.
At Lobster, each Lobster_data customer receives their own dedicated cloud set-up (multi-instance concept). A considerable advantage, as you don’t have to contend with multiple users sharing on cloud infrastructure – as with a multi-tenancy architecture. Lobster customers can choose from tested, preconfigured systems that come with a pre-installed Lobster_data instance. A whole host of other benefits speak for a Lobster-run cloud instances: no dependency during maintenance work and transparent, secure data storage with unique encryption. A local ERP system such as SAP is connected using an encrypted VPN throughput to a private subnet in a virtual private cloud (VPC), which hosts Lobster_data. This essentially means that the internal system and Lobster_data communicate via a secure tunnel (1:1 connection), which offers protection against cyber attacks.
THE BENEFITS OF A CLOUD SOLUTION.
Compared to on-premise solutions, a cloud-based Lobster_data instance offers a number of impressive advantages – not least the low upfront licensing fees. The virtual machine can be upgraded whenever necessary, and without having to go through the whole installation process again. And the licence already covers any potential Lobster_data updates. What’s more, when booking Technical Managed Services, infrastructure monitoring and maintenance is also taken care of. One more thing Lobster customers don’t have to worry about. And last but certainly not least, the necessary login information for Lobster_data’s web interface is sent to users within minutes of purchasing the licence. So you can get started right away. Lobster_data for the cloud. Fast. Easy. Flexible.