IFS Launches IFS-in-a-Box and Global Cloud Solution on Microsoft Azure

By Ralph Rio

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IFS Launches IFS-in-a-Box
IFS, the global enterprise applications company and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) announced the availability of IFS-in-a-Box. Now customers have less need to worry or resource the initial installation of IFS Applications as this new 'in-a-Box' offer comes preinstalled on Oracle Database Appliance.

Upon delivery of IFS-in-a-Box, customers can implement Oracle Database Appliance into their existing rack of servers and configure the set-up using one of the templates that are supplied 'in-a-Box'. Having the reassurance that the 'in-a-Box' offer has been optimally configured to make this a compelling solution for companies wanting to scale up capacity and users of IFS Applications, while keeping total cost of ownership low - it can be easy to add CPU and memory capabilities to their current deployment of IFS Applications. The solution also caters well for organizations creating high-availability IT environments, as the 'in-a-Box' proposition can offer a way to set-up fail-over environments.


IFS Launches Global Cloud Solution on Microsoft Azure
IFS also announced the availability of IFS Applications on Microsoft Azure. The new offering reduces the need for hardware infrastructure to provide customers with a highly cost effective, rapid and secure way to benefit from IFS Applications.

In addition to avoiding many of the high upfront costs normally associated with on-premise solutions, the cloud-based offer from IFS and Microsoft enables customers to easily increase the breadth of their deployment as well as scale the number of user-seats in line with business growth. Azure is a proven cloud environment that delivers advance data protection as well as business continuity features that a typical on-premise installation would not include.

The full suite of IFS Applications, including all enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM) modules, can run on Azure. Customers wanting to use IFS Applications in the cloud can leverage Azure either as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and self-manage their IFS Applications, or to have their IFS Applications hosted and managed as a service (SaaS). The IaaS offering is available now and the SaaS offering, including both technical and application managed services, will be rolled out over the next six months.

To validate the real-world application of the offering, IFS has been working with beta customer Ebara, a precision instruments manufacturing company.


Keywords: Enterprise Applications, Microsoft Azure, On-Premise, Cloud-Based, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), SaaS, ARC Advisory Group.

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