Cloud Hosting

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A natural consequence of the advent of the internet, cloud computing is essentially the process of using web-based computers to process information, while users need only a browser to do their business. After initial concerns about storing valuable data offsite were addressed by purpose-built cloud infrastructures that concentrated on data protection and security to the highest standards available anywhere, it became apparent that such infrastructures actually made data safer than many self-hosted IT networks. Today 64 percent of businesses are at least experimenting with cloud, with 13 percent already professing complete confidence for mission-critical applications. Alert to the future implications of the internet as far back as 1996 when ELab was being initially developed as the world's first web browser-based LIMS, LabLynx was already envisioning a cloud-hosted industry. So we were always perfectly poised for when technology became sufficient and businesses began to see its value.

The value of cloud hosting and computing can be found in its:

  • Scalability: Expanding (and contracting) operations to suit conditions is considerably easier when you don't own your own servers, employ IT infrastructure personnel, etc. That makes businesses more efficient and thus more viable, even in the face of unfavorable circumstances or difficult economic environments.
  • Coordination: When data are in the cloud, they can be accessed simultaneously from anywhere, and versions of files are easily controlled. Timestamps are consistent.
  • Geographic Irrelevance: Increasingly, companies minimize time and costs of commuting and traveling by working from home and/or communicating via Skype, GoTo Meeting or similar video-conferencing programs. The cloud supports this since apps are available any time, from anywhere. Additionally, collaboration is made simple, from anywhere on the planet.
  • Cost: Obviously, the costs of maintaining its own complex IT network can be significant for any business, and this has meant that for a long time smaller organizations have been at a disadvantage. With the cloud, economies of scale mean that any size lab, agency or project can enjoy the benefits of the latest technology without the overhead.
  • Smooth Operations: Built-in redundancy, fail-over, updates and backups mean that operations are rarely disrupted, and that means greater productivity.
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LabLynx, Inc. hosts our clients in the purpose-built, reliable and secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Hosting Infrastructure, using a state-of-the-art data center network that is SSAE 16 SOC 2 certified. Only the finest hardware, software and configuration practices are employed, ensuring first-class performance, security and reliability, with a full 100% uptime guarantee. That means that no matter where you are, or where any of your collaborators or workforce are, all needs are met with appropriate local time zones and optimal performance - and all with full application access control and state-of-the-art data protection and security. This provides a world-class platform for delivery of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications including not only LIMS, LIS or LES, but also a great variety of related apps like ELNs, SDMSs, etc., as well as general and specific business and productivity apps like CRMs, ERPs, CMS and more.

Features include comprehensive redundancy, failover, data backup and protection and SSL security and encryption. Database backups are taken hourly, and entire backups are done daily and stored in a geographically distant second data center. In short, no one offers better reliability and data security and protection than LabLynx. Many of our customers require HIPAA, CLIA, 21 CFR part 11 or other regulatory compliance, and the LabLynx Cloud Hosting IaaS platform delivers that and more.

And when your solution is hosted by us, you never need to worry about maintenance or IT. As long as you can get onto the Internet, you can get to your applications. And you can rest assured they are always up to date, always supported and always available. And if you need access to the "back end" database directly, no problem. Just ask for the Private Cloud dedicated server option.

If you like our LabLynx solution but really need it to be hosted in-house, that's fine too! Our purchased perpetual licensing edition provides the option to host on your own servers.

Hosting Pricing

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Additional Cloud Storage

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