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Where are the cloud servers located?

The location of cloud servers is chosen based on the client’s location or preference. We currently have cloud servers hosted in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK, USA and Canada.

How many days will it take to set up the cloud?

The cloud will be setup within 5 days from the date of the purchase order.

Which cloud vendor is used to host the servers?

We normally use Amazon Web Services. But, if you want us to host on Azure, we can do that as well.

What are your responsibilities?

Here is the responsibility matrix!

Simply put, you have to just take care of EA desktop app. But, if you want a complete SaaS solution, it is available as well.

Item What do we do? What do you do?
Prolaborate Setup, Maintenance, and Upgrades Just sit back and relax!
Prolaborate Data Source Setup, Backups, and Maintenance Just sit back and relax!
Pro Cloud Server Setup, Configuration, Maintenance, and Upgrades Just sit back and relax!
Floating License Server Setup, Configuration, and Maintenance Just sit back and relax!
SSL Certificates – Secure Access to Cloud Setup and Maintenance Just sit back and relax!
Enterprise Architect Repositories Setup, Configuration, Backups, and Maintenance Just sit back and relax!
Enterprise Architect Thick Client Software and Licenses Setup and Maintenance

What’s included for the price mentioned in website?

  1. Multi-tenant cloud infrastructure hosted in client’s region
  2. MySQL EA Repositories (Up to 2)
  3. Floating License Server
  4. Infrastructure optimized to handle 10 concurrent modelers or Sparx EA users. Please note this is a recommendation and not a hard limitation
  5. Custom URL on Prolaborate.com domain
  6. Nightly backup of database server taken and stored for 14 days. Nightly backup of Application Server taken and stored for 3 days
  7. Data-at-rest and data-at-transit encryption
  8. AWS SLA applicable for Application Server
  9. Cloud Service Provider’s SLA applicable as per EULA
  10. Service duration – 12 months
  11. Prolaborate and Pro Cloud Server licenses as mentioned in the quote or proposal

What do you mean when you say “Infrastructure optimized to handle 10 concurrent modelers”?

When we commission the hardware in cloud, we do it based on our performance benchmarks. The Regular Cloud edition will provide an optimal performance when not more than 10 modelers are modeling at any point in time.

If you expect more than 10 modelers to access cloud concurrently most of the time, we can commission powerful hardware at additional costs.

What is Security Optimized cloud option?

The Security Optimized option provides you enhanced security and additional services on top of the stringent security measures in place.

You will get the following on top of the general inclusions mentioned above:

  • Single-tenant dedicated cloud infrastructure
  • Performance and availability monitoring
  • Vulnerability monitoring and mitigation
  • Dedicated cloud infrastructure
  • IP address whitelisting (Optional)
  • Pro Cloud Server Web Config. Learn more here
  • Site to Site VPN (Optional).
  • Web Application Firewall.
  • Load Balancer.
  • 100% Compliance to AWS Foundational Security Best Practices.
  • EA model migration (Up to 5 repositories)
  • On-demand restore of EA models from backups
    Learn more about the above points (from Site-to-Site VPN) here.

Check out this table to learn more and understand the differences between the Regular and Security Optimized option.

Service Regular Security Optimized Ultimate Cloud
Cloud server on Client’s location Y Y Y
Floating license server Y Y Y
Custom URL on Prolaborate.com domain Y Y Y
Nightly backups of Database and Application Servers Y Y Y
Secure HTTPS access – Data at Transit Encryption Y Y Y
Maintenance and Upgrades Y Y Y
Database Encryption – Data at Rest Encryption Y Y Y
100% Compliance to AWS Foundational Security Best Practices Y Y Y
100% Compliance to CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark Y Y Y
Tenancy Multi Single Single
MySQL EA repositories 2 5 5
Vulnerability monitoring and automatic mitigation Y Y
Web Application Firewall Y Y
Premium Anti-Virus protection Y Y
Performance and Availability monitoring Y Y
Load Balancer Y Y
One additional Database backup at noon Y Y
Model migration Y Y
On-demand Model restores Y Y
Web PCS Y Y
Site to Site VPN Y Y
IP Whitelisting Y Y
Multi-AZ Database servers Y

What is Web PCS?

This is the web-based interface of Pro Cloud Server(PCS) that lets you manage floating licenses and configurations easily.

Earlier, there was a constant dependency on cloud team to get information on PCS and manage licenses. Now, you can do it easily by visiting an URL from your browser.

Can the current EA licenses be reused after moving to cloud?

This is the web-based interface of Pro Cloud Server that lets you manage floating licenses and configurations easily.

Earlier, there was a constant dependency on cloud team to get information on PCS and manage licenses. Now, you can do it easily by visiting an URL from your browser.

How to migrate local repositories to Cloud?

You can do a project transfer using native XML option (Learn more here) or avail migration services from us.

Model migration up to 5 repositories are included in the Security-optimized option by default.

Can I get an annual subscription?

Cloud subscriptions are always availed on an annual basis.

What would be the price for renewals?

There is a high probability for the price to be revised every 2-3 years by 10%. Multi-year contracts are available if you wish to get the cloud at current price for many years.

How is the data shared once the cloud service ends?

We can share the EA models as EA project (eapx) files or SQL dumps as per your requirements.

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