3Diax Deployment Options

There are various ways to deploy 3Diax services, including derivatives such as the Manufacturing Execution System or Machine Analytics

Type Definition Pro Con
Cloud Create your own corporate account on our servers and start using all Authentise services nearly immediately. 

- Easiest way to get going: Rapid setup & maintenance

- No additional cost. We even pay for your server usage.

- Access to value added services based on data, as well as early access to new features

None that we can think of. This is the best option.

Managed Private Cloud We set up 3Diax for you on a separate server (we use Amazon Web Services at the moment), and hand over the keys once its done. After that we only have maintenance access - meaning we don't have access to any models etc that you store but can quickly help address problems should they occur.

- Discount vs Private Cloud

- Setup & maintenance faster than local deployment

- Nobody can access your data

- Cost (setup and continued usage)

- We've still got to set it up, so that might take a little while (<1 week)

- May not address all IT policies

Private Cloud We set up 3Diax for you on a separate server (we use Amazon Web Services at the moment), and hand over the keys once its done. After that we have no access at all, even for maintenance (which might slow things down when things go wrong)

- Discount vs Local Deployment

- Faster setup than local deployment

- Likely to address all but the most arduous IT policies.

- Cost (setup and continued usage)

- We've still got to set it up, so that might take a little while (<1 week)

- You must perform your own upgrades and maintenance. 

Local Deployment We install 3Diax on your servers in your datacenter and ensure it works in your environment with your IT team. - Complete adherence to even the most arduous IT policies.

- Must requisition resources (see here for list). 

- Usually quite a bit of back and forth with your IT department. Takes time (~2+ months)

- You must perform your own upgrades and maintenance

 

Your company, like all others, will eventually move to the cloud. There are just too many advantages and they are growing by the day - it's fast to set up, cheaper, and allows you access to better services. However, we know old habits die hard, and we know that most of you reading this are not actually in charge of the decisions/don't want to fight with the IT team. That's fine, we understand, which is why we have a variety of private options available. Talk to us about your specific situation - we're happy to address. Deployment has never been the reason why we weren't able to work with a potential partner.

Documentation for the non-cloud events listed above will be provided under docs.authentise.com

PS: Our preference, if it wasn't obvious, is the order in which the options are listed above - from Cloud (the best) to Local Deployment (the least favourite). 

*You're worried about privacy?! We're not. Here's why: We do use the data that is stored there to drive abstractions (such as print time per volume on different machines and materials) but these are abstractions - your data is never shared with anybody and you still own it (see our terms and conditions and our privacy policy)

You may only be installing Echo, our data connector, in which case we've created this document to assuage IT concerns

 

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