Infor has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help customers deploy and manage Infor applications in the cloud. With this initiative AWS customers will be able to access functionality in the Cloud without the costly IT infrastructure and concerns required to maintain software ‘on-premises’.
"The cloud is a fantastic tool that can be used in many ways to improve the way that systems are installed, tested, and maintained," said Mark Thacker, SVP Business Cloud, Infor. "With over 2 million subscribers already in the cloud, Infor customers are demonstrating the desire for full application functionality without having to manage the infrastructure. Support for multi-tenant SaaS, hosted and hybrid deployments give our customers flexibility, and working with the industry leader, in AWS, enables customers to quickly deploy Infor applications into the cloud with a push of a button on our Infor10 Business Cloud Portal."
AWS capabilities can be used to deploy production environments, test new versions of Infor solutions, test customisations before deploying the customizations to a production environment and starting an implementation immediately instead of having to wait until servers are ordered, shipped, and installed for on-premises deployments.
AWS also offers dedicated hosting where each customer has their own servers running their own instance of the application and disaster recovery sites.
"We are delighted to be working with one of the leading providers of enterprise software and being part of the Infor Cloud reference architecture," said Terry Wise, Director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services."The scalable, on-demand, pay-as-you-go nature of AWS has provided Infor the opportunity to easily deploy new instances of Infor's industry application suites in the cloud, offering customers the ability to try and buy these apps and auto scale them based on the demands of their business."
"One of the beauties of having these environments in the cloud is that they can be deployed in minutes, used for a temporary purpose, and taken down very quickly," said Jim Plourde, VP Cloud Operations, Infor. "Since AWS's capabilities are so robust, customers can also choose to keep the environments running perpetually, using them as their production environment managed by our ICS-Applications Management Services team or managed by the customer themselves. Another strength that AWS has is that they have sites in multiple geographies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The strength of the offering provides us with another option for setting up new multi-tenant SaaS sites in other geographies instead of having to setup our own infrastructure as we have in the past".