MicroStrategy Gains Momentum as More Customers Migrate their Analytics and Mobility Deployments to the Cloud
New MicroStrategy Cloud™ Offerings Make it Easier for Companies to Maintain Control Over Costs and Performance
Onyx CenterSource, a leading global provider of B2B payments and business intelligence solutions to the hospitality industry, has moved to MicroStrategy Cloud Platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To streamline costs, reduce data discrepancies, and address security and scalability, Onyx CenterSource moved their on-premises analytics environment to MicroStrategy Cloud Platform on AWS. Today, Onyx CenterSource can scale its Amazon S3 storage services and two environments up or down to save costs, and its platform upgrades are 75% faster on AWS cloud. "The backup and restore functionality available with MicroStrategy Cloud Platform has taken the pain out of upgrading. Because of the way it snapshots and restores the entire platform and all the application-related components, including plugins and published datasets, we are able to schedule our upgrades with much more confidence,” said Jim O’Neill, BI Engineer, Onyx CenterSource.
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“We’re making it easier and beneficial for our customers with a cloud-first strategy to successfully migrate their mission-critical analytics and mobility applications to the cloud,” said
Organizations Can Move Analytics Applications to the Cloud with
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Automated Deployment Accelerates Time-to-value
MicroStrategy Cloud Platform allows organizations to launch the entire platform in an exceptionally automated manner. MicroStrategy Cloud Platform is pre-configured based on size and can be launched within 30 minutes with automatic controls into secure single tenant instances. MicroStrategy Cloud Platform stands out in the industry for being multi-OS, multi-cloud provider, multi-instance, multi-version, and multi-node in most geographical regions -- providing the flexibility that organizations are seeking. MicroStrategy Cloud Platform on AWS/Azure is available globally in 12 countries across America,
Seamless Cross-cloud Deployment Portability Helps Ensure Minimal Disruption to End Users
Vendor lock-in is one of the biggest risks with cloud service providers today. To overcome this risk, enterprises need to prioritize the design of applications so they can easily be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure of their hosting vendor – which greatly simplifies the task of transporting applications and data to an alternate vendor. MicroStrategy Cloud Platform’s automated backup and restore capabilities deliver the flexibility to easily backup and restore entire analytics environments in AWS and Azure. With MicroStrategy Cloud Platform, administrators can quickly create and deploy parallel identical environments, conduct regression tests, and move users with minimal to no interruptions, making it possible to accelerate upgrade processes from weeks to hours.
Centralized Administration Offers End-to-end Deployment and Real-time Monitoring Across Environments
MicroStrategy Cloud Platform on AWS/Azure offers a modern, highly intuitive, and centralized interface to deploy, manage, configure, and fully maintain production-ready architecture -- directly within existing private VPC or VNet accounts and subnets or new accounts which can be created by the same console. Organizations can fully manage multiple environments across AWS/Azure regions and perform real-time monitoring across environments to monitor service status and CPU utilization, server RAM utilization, database queue connections, storage utilization, and load balancer KPIs.
Administrators can automate the installation of MicroStrategy Cloud Platform updates and components of AWS/Azure and apply critical updates in under 30 minutes through four steps. In addition, administrators can elastically scale up to meet increased user and data volume or scale down during non-peak hours to save costs and view the cost estimates when resizing. Administrators can also expand console functionality to automated workflows using extensive cloud REST APIs and extend the power of MicroStrategy Cloud to their DevOps automation workflows.
Pre-configured Environments Optimize Cloud Deployments
MicroStrategy Cloud Platform on AWS/Azure further optimizes an analytics deployment by offering a set of pre-configured environments, including Team, Department, and Enterprise. The Team configuration is available to effectively and cost-efficiently deploy the platform for smaller teams or for proof-of-concept projects. The Department configuration comes with an optimized set of load balancers and instances deployed, making it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relationship database in the cloud. With this option, users have a cost-efficient and resizable capacity, while automating time-consuming administrative tasks such as hardware provisioning, database set up, patching, backups, and more. The Enterprise edition is the most powerful, scalable, and highly pre-configured option available and is fully equipped to support heavy production workloads by providing a cluster of up to four platform instance nodes.
Integration with 40+ Public Cloud Services Offers Greater Efficiencies
MicroStrategy’s cloud architecture includes proprietary tools and techniques to deliver greater productivity using the same or less compute and memory resources. It is also fully equipped and optimized to leverage the AWS or Azure cloud architecture. To achieve this, MicroStrategy Cloud Platform integrates with 40+ public cloud services and includes unique workflows that leverage the latest public cloud services for compute, storage, database, network, content delivery, and administration. By leveraging cloud native services, MicroStrategy Cloud Platform is able to achieve a more efficient and productive
Rigorous Security and Regulatory Compliance Protects Critical Information in the Cloud
Reinforced with a single-tenant environment,
Furthermore, MicroStrategy Cloud is designed to meet the specific needs of an organization from a certification and regulatory compliance standpoint, including the Service Organization Controls (SOC 2 Type II), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework,
Learn More about Moving Your MicroStrategy Environment to the Cloud
To choose the right cloud deployment strategy,
- MicroStrategy Cloud Platform, a public-provisioned deployment that lets enterprises take more control of their environment with dedicated internal IT support.
- MicroStrategy Cloud Environment, a hosted deployment strategy managed by MicroStrategy Cloud Support.