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Deployment Options for Web Client Applications

Smart Clients Offer Flexible Deployment Options

PCA Smart Client applications are hosting environment independent. The SQL Server database can be located anywhere — on your network behind a firewall or with a 3rd-party hosting provider.  Through our business relationship with Amazon and Azure, PCA is able to offer cost-effective, one-stop application Hosting, Maintenance and Support services.
 

Self-Hosted
(Your Server)

Managed-Hosted
(AWS or your ISP)

SQL Server
The SQL Server database resides on your server, behind your firewall (Smart Client Server Requirements)
The SQL Server database is hosted at Amazon AWS, Azure, on a dedicated Server or Virtual Server (a VM inside a shared Server)
Maintenance
Your business performs all SQL Server database and Server hardware maintenance services
PCA performs all SQL Server database and Server hardware maintenance services
Bandwidth
Your business provides the bandwidth
AWS or Azure provides the bandwidth (managed multi-homed, Tier 1 network, with 99.9% uptime Service-Level Agreement)
Integration
Integration with local (User) Desktop applications is fast and inexpensive — integration with LAN applications (e.g. ERP, Accounting, etc.) is also is fast and inexpensive, typically via ODBC or file import/export
Integration with local (User) Desktop applications is fast and inexpensive — integration with applications on your LAN is limited to the extent they are IP-addressable
Support
PCA provides primary support services
PCA provides primary support services