Aras Rightsizing PLM Software Deployments for Scalability

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Aras Rightsizing PLM Software Deployments for Scalability

  1. 1. BEDIFFERENT ACE 2012 I NTERNATI O NALCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  2. 2. ACE 2012 INTERNATIONAL Right-sizing Aras for Your Company Rob McAveney Director of Product Management Aras www.aras.comCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  3. 3. How to Measure?  Users? vs.  Locations? vs.  Data? vs.  Processes? vs.Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 3 aras.com
  4. 4. User Count  Total number of users  50 or 50,000+ ?  Number of concurrent users  10 or 10,000+ ?  User types  # People that need to submit data?  # People that need to view/access data?  # People that need to participate in processes?Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 4 aras.com
  5. 5. Location Count  Physical location count  1 or 100+ ?  Network infrastructure  Bandwidth  Latency  Encryption requirements  Supplier and/or customer access  Suppliers? How many? 10 or 10,000+ ?  Customers? How many? 5 or 50,000+ ?  All of these options are possible with Aras and the right configurationCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 5 aras.com
  6. 6. Amount of Data  Number of vaulted files  10k or 1M+ ?  File size  Megabytes or Terabytes or even Petabytes?  Database  Bills of Material  Process Plans  Change & Configuration Management  Compliance Data  CAD IntegrationsCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 6 aras.com
  7. 7. Process Complexity  Process complexity is not a function of user count  Big companies can have simple processes  Small companies can have complex processes  PLM Scope  BOMs, Document Management and Engineering Change  Outsourced Manufacturing & Quality Assurance  Program Project Management  Systems Engineering  Formulas & Recipes  Regulatory complianceCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 7 aras.com
  8. 8. Deployment Options  Single server for everything Aras U s e r C o u n t ERP CRMCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 8 aras.com
  9. 9. Deployment Options  Distributed/replicated vaults geographically close to users U s e r C o u n t ERP CRMCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 9 aras.com
  10. 10. Deployment Options  Load balanced application servers U s e r C o u n t ERP CRMCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 10 aras.com
  11. 11. Deployment Options  Hosted environment through firewalls with encryption U s e r C o u n t ERP CRMCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 11 aras.com
  12. 12. Deployment Options  Private cloud with shared/replicated database U s e r C o u n t ERP CRMCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 12 aras.com
  13. 13. Deployment Options  Public cloud with virtualized resources and replicated vaults behind the firewall like Aras Spectrum on Azure U s e r C o u n t ERP CRMCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 13 aras.com
  14. 14. Scaling Down  Laptop for evaluation, demo, development, etc.  Single small server for a workgroupCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 14 aras.com
  15. 15. Scaling Up  A single server configuration will work from dozens of users to hundreds of usersCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 15 aras.com
  16. 16. Multiple Server Configurations  Move the vault service to multiple different servers  Other services, like file conversion, can easily be moved to other servers  Vault replication  Good for many distributed sitesCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 16 aras.com
  17. 17. Vault Replication Automatic replication of files across many vault servers  Shared Vaults  Distributed Vaults  Replicated Vaults • On Demand or Scheduled replication • Vary rules by vault, file type, group, etc. Slide 17Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  18. 18. Separate Database Server  Run the database on it’s own server(s)  Bandwidth between application and database server(s) is criticalCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 18 aras.com
  19. 19. Multiple Application Servers  Multiple application servers can connect to the same database and vaults  Segregate users by location or another factor  Load balance using underlying IT infrastructureCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 19 aras.com
  20. 20. Achieving the Right Size  Make sure you factor in the number of users and locations, amount of data and process complexity  Scaling down is simple – just install on a single server  Many options for scaling up & out, including splitting servers, replication, load balancing, etc.  Infinite scalability can be achieved using cloud technologies such as Aras Spectrum on AzureCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 20 aras.com
  21. 21. ACE 2012 INTERNATIONAL Right-sizing Aras for Your Company Rob McAveney Director of Product Management Aras www.aras.comCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com

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