Cloud Hosting for IBM Connections

Exo’s Cloud Hosting for IBM Connections offering delivers social software “on the cloud”, backed by Exo’s 24×7 Managed Services Support. Cloud Hosting for IBM Connections enables social collaboration within the enterprise in as little as one week from contract signature, providing a fully hosted and managed offering. Cloud Hosting for IBM Connections is provided as a private/single-tenant cloud hosted solution, eliminating concerns over vital corporate data otherwise shared in a SaaS-model.

This offering is ideal for customers both large and small who are looking to leverage an enterprise collaboration platform without the cost of owning and managing servers. Exo’s has architected an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) solution that provides all the components needed to run your Connections license. Exo then deploys and manages the Connections environment using your license.

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Exo has packaged and priced this offering to meet the needs of small, mid-market and enterprise businesses looking for a fully hosted and managed social collaboration platform built on IBM Connections 4 in a per user pricing model.

The offering includes the deployment of the latest version of IBM Connections with the following features:

Connections 4 Features
Exo Managed Services on AWS

  • Activity streams and embedded apps

  • Social mail

  • Profiles

  • Forums

  • Wikis

  • Blogs

  • Social analytics

  • Microblogs

  • Mobile application access for Android and IOS

  • Extensive API to allow the organization to embed social features within business applications

  • Highly customizable


  • Level 2 Support

  • Dot releases and updates

  • Light branding (color scheme or logo)

  • 99+% uptime service level agreement

  • Available same- and cross-region disaster recovery

  • 24/7 SLA-based worldwide support and monitoring

  • Robust data protection from outside access through security, intrusion detection, and firewall features with anti-virus

  • Data backup retains nightly, weekly and monthly snapshots.

  • Self and bulk registration and password management

Built on IBM Connections 4, including the following components:

  • IBM Connections 4 (Customer License)
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • DB2
  • Tivoli Directory Server
  • Tivoli Directory Integrator

Hosting is SAS 70 Type II compliant to safeguard sensitive information, and up to date on best business practices

This service is available worldwide and priced based on hosting in the United States. All pricing for the packaged offerings are listed as suggested retail price (SRP) in USD. All features denoted with “Available Option” are subject to additional fees.

Starter
Basic
Intermediate
Enterprise

  • For 250-999 Users

  • Amazon Web Services Hosting including bandwidth, storage, uptime and backup

  • Self-Management Modules

  • Product Upgrades

  • Antivirus

  • Light Side Branding

  • Additional IBM Connections 4 Options Available

  • IBM Connections Module Support

  • Daily, Weekly, Backups Monthly

  • 24/7 Monitoring, Web/Email and Severity 1 Phone Support

  • 99% Update SLA

  • International Hosting Sites

Includes Starter Package plus:

  • Suitable for 1,000 to 4,999 users

  • Same Region Disaster Recovery

  • 99.9% Uptime SLA

Includes Base Package plus:

  • Suitable for 5,000 to 9,999 users

  • Custom Option to Add Different Region Disaster Recovery

Includes Intermediate Package plus:

  • Suitable for 10,000 to 20,000 users

  • Includes Different Region Disaster Recovery

  • 99.9% Uptime SLA

Starting at
$8.10
/user per
month SRP
Starting at
$4.05
/user per
month SRP
Starting at
$2.10
/user per
month SRP
Starting at
$1.06
/user per
month SRP