Your software, your choice
The xTuple server software can run on a server-class machine in your office, or off-site in a public or private cloud environment. All xTuple cloud deployments include Business Continuity — Off-site Backup and Disaster Recovery Service — to protect you from hardware failures and data loss.
Operate in xTuple Cloud
Hosting your xTuple database in the cloud is the fastest, easiest way to use xTuple — the full Desktop client — PostBooks®, Distribution, Manufacturing or Enterprise Editions. All on the same database, hosted securely for you, powered by Amazon.
- No headaches with maintaining a server — easy and inexpensive to get started
- Lightning quick performance
- Your data is yours — you can leave at any time
- No minimum number of users
- Includes Business Continuity (Off-site Backup and Disaster Recovery Service)
xTuple Stands for Freedom of Choice
Which is best for your Business?
As the price of storage and bandwidth continue to drop, cloud-based services become more attractive to businesses of all sizes seeking to reduce IT costs and focus fully on their core responsibility — growing the business. While on-premise deployment solutions give companies greater control over administration and the cloud delivers a cost effective alternative, there is no one-size-fits-all delivery model.
Simply put: it depends on what makes business sense, according to your company's needs.
On-Premise Hosting Pros and Cons
- Pro: Prefer to own, implement and administer your own software, applications and data
- Pro: Greater control over administration and adherence to your IT plans, practices and security guidelines
- Pro: Control all of your own integrations with third-party and back-end applications
- Pro: May be moved to cloud at any time
- Pro: Doesn't require Internet access within the office
- Con: Added hardware costs and dependence on in-house personnel
- Con: Potentially slower implementation
- Con: Business continuity / disaster recovery required separately (consider XTN service)
Cloud Hosting Pros and Cons
- Pro: Prefer the economic benefit of owning a license but don’t want the burden of purchasing and maintaining your own server architecture
- Pro: No in-house IT staff required
- Pro: No up-front costs for hardware and scale as business requirements grow
- Pro: Faster implementation for greatest productivity; setup and maintenance by xTuple experts with fast hand-off to your business users
- Pro: Affordable, pay-as-you-go pricing for lower operating expense
- Pro: On-going maintenance, upgrade and support costs are reduced
- Pro: Secure data storage off-site with built-in backup redundancy for instant business continuity
- Pro: Facilitates a remote or in-the-field workforce
- Con: Requires high-quality, reliable Internet access