Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server (PCS) offers a wide range of capabilities to EA users.
The Pro Cloud Server
In the grand scheme of things, EA forms the core and Pro Cloud Server acts as an interface between EA and other tools and users.
Prolaborate connects to the EA models through the APIs provided by Pro Cloud Server and various tools like Jira, Confluence, ServiceNow, SharePoint, etc., can integrate with EA models using the capabilities of Prolaborate and Pro Cloud Server.
In this blog post, we take a look at everything you need to know about Pro Cloud Server. Here are some key take-aways:
Pro Cloud Server helps you move on from the complicated OLE DB or ODBC based server connections to a simple and secure HTTPS-based cloud connection to your EA repositories.
|Server Connection||Cloud Connection|
|Installation||Depends on the type of Database server used. Specific drivers might be required||Pro Cloud Server|
|Involvement of IT teams and DBAs||Manage drivers and access of individual users regularly||One-time installation and configuration|
|Security||Unsecure TCP/IP based connections||Secure HTTPS connections|
|Optimized for Distributed teams||No||Yes|
|Optimized for Cloud Access||Not Applicable as server connections are not recommended when databases are hosted on cloud||Yes|
Floating Licenses 'float' from user to user as they start and stop the various software products. A license for the product is only required while a user has the software running, once the product is shut down the license is available for another user to make use of.
Floating licenses are suitable for companies who wish to automate the management of Enterprise Architect registration keys, because they can be administered in a single, centralized repository. Floating License Server provides the repository and administrative software to manage floating licenses.
The APIs provided by Pro Cloud Server lets you explore, query, retrieve and update information in Enterprise Architect models.
Sparx Systems’ products like Prolaborate and WebEA rely on these APIs to bring you live EA model information in a browser.
Sparx Systems Prolaborate lets you
The ultimate goal is to enable business stakeholders to take smarter decisions faster by making the right information available to the right audience at the right time.
WebEA provides a real-time view of content contained in an Enterprise Architect Cloud repository to be shared with anyone with a smart phone, tablet or computer simply using a web-browser.
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Enterprise Architect is a team player and through its powerful server-based integration capability, powered by Pro Cloud Server, allows models to be created relating elements from a wide range of disparate tools that contain items from strategy and requirements down to implementation, work packages and configuration items.
Enterprise Architect acts as an accumulator, bringing content into a single repository and allowing the items to be related. A variety of third-party providers can be connected to, including:
Here is a video that talks about the capabilities of this integration taking Jira as an example:
Learn more here.
|PCS Integration||Prolaborate Integration|
|Target Audience||EA users||Business or non-EA users|
|Example||PCS Jira Integration||Prolaborate Jira Integration|
Hosting services are available to let you get started with or continue using EA from anywhere on fast and secure Cloud EA environments.
You can eliminate your infrastructure woes and start modeling in days. EA models and Pro Cloud Server will be hosted in secure AWS or Azure environments in your region. Floating licenses are also hosted and managed in Cloud.
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You can pick and choose the Pro Cloud Server edition based on your requirements.
Here are some common scenarios:
|1||Secure Model Connection||Go for this!||Not needed||Not needed||Not needed|
|2||#1 + Floating License Service||Go for this!||Not needed||Not needed||Not needed|
|3||#2 + Prolaborate||Not Applicable||Go for this if there are less than 25 users||Go for this if there are more than 25 users||Go for this if you want to add more than 7 EA repositories|
|4||#2 + WebEA||Not Applicable||Go for this if there are less than 25 users||Go for this if there are more than 25 users||Go for this if you want to add more than 7 EA repositories|
|5||#3 + Integrations||Not Applicable||Purchase 1 token per integration||Unlimited Integrations||Same as Team Server|
|6||#4 + Integrations||Not Applicable||Purchase 1 token per integration||Unlimited Integrations||Same as Team Server|
For a more detailed comparison, refer to this link.
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