By Michael Bock, Founder & CEO - November 03, 2016
We are very happy to introduce you to the new Hybrid Service deployment for RapidiOnline. With this release it got much easier to deploy the RapidiOnline Service as a Hybrid Service installation.
You may think of the Hybrid Service deployment as a combination of an on-demand Service and an on-premise installed product. With the RapidiOnline Hybrid Service, you get the best of both worlds - you get our on-demand configuration interface that you can access from anywhere and our centrally run monitoring and alerting features combined with a 1-click on-premise deployment of configuration changes and a deployment that runs totally independent of an internet connection.
The Hybrid Service makes most sense if you have two or more locally installed systems that you need to integrate or replicate data between. With the Hybrid Service your data will not leave your network (provided that both source and destination are in your local network) and this of cause speeds up the transfers compared to the normal RapidiOnline Service. You can still use our RapidiConnector technology to compress and pack data if you have remote offices/installations that can be reached via a private VPN or even via the Internet.
If you have strict security rules that your data must not leave your local network, the Hybrid Service will also ensure this.
image 1: illustration of the hybrid service deployment with Microsoft Dynamics NAV systems
At RapidiOnline we have offered a Hybrid Service deployment option for a couple of years now and we have a number of customers using the Hybrid Service. The former Hybrid Service deployment option was based on that we would move the entire configuration database and the service engine to the customer's server. The MyRapidi interface was then directed to look in the local configuration database instead of a central one. This could lead to some delays when working with the MyRapidi interface.
Below are some highlights on how the Hybrid Service deployment differs from the normal RapidiOnline deployment and from the former Hybrid Service deployment:
To achieve all of the above, we have made a number of changes. If you are interested in those technical details please read through the list below:
The new Hybrid Service installation is available now but you need to be using version 4.0.01f or later.
Please contact RapidiOnline Support to arrange an installation or upgrade to the new version.
The Hybrid Service deployment is available in our Enterprise edition (either the RapidiOnline Cloud Integration or the Replicator 7.0).
Michael Bock, Founder & CEO
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