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Biological Specimen Inventory

Hosting Options

There are three options available for hosting of BSI: Multi-tenant Cloud, Private Island Cloud, and Remote installation.

Each of these options have different benefits designed to cater to differing customer needs. Regardless of hosting choice, BSI provides the following:

  • No per seat license fees
  • Unlimited number of data fields
  • Ability to track millions of specimens
  • Three instances of BSI provided (Production, Mirror, and UAT)

Multi-tenant Cloud

BSI is normally provided as a hosted (SaaS) solution in a multi-tenant cloud environment. This environment allows us to provide you with a cost-effective platform for your specimen management in our FISMA moderate computer center. This deployment includes monthly updates and requires minimal effort by your IT staff.

Advantages of the multi-tenant cloud environment

  • Cost effective
  • Data is stored in our FISMA moderate computer center, which includes redundant backups and 24/7 monitoring
  • Monthly software updates
  • Minimal impact on IT staff

Private Island Cloud

A private island in our computer center can provide certain advantages over the multi-tenant deployment including the ability to have more control over a version upgrade schedule. This deployment includes full IT services for our island customers and requires minimal effort by our customer’s IT staff.

Advantages of the Private Island Cloud

  • Data is stored in our FISMA moderate computer center, which includes redundant backups and 24/7 monitoring
  • Minimal impact on IT staff
  • Unlimited specimen data storage
  • More control of the version upgrade schedule

Remote

If your company has operational or contractual obligations that require you to host your data locally, then a local deployment option is available. A remote installation can come in two versions: one where IMS maintains the system through a VPN, and one where total control and responsibility is turned over to your organization. As with a private island installation, you have more control over the upgrade schedule.

Advantages of the Remote Installation

  • Data is stored on site at your server location
  • More control of the version upgrade schedule