Using a cloud-based server, the Virtual Intelligence Node gives the same capabilities as a personal intelligence node but with global access, and scaleable performance. This is supplied as a managed service, which can reduce capital expenditure.
A Virtual Intelligence Node can benefit many different business operating models. Everything from applications to data centres, can be accessed over a network connection. The network connection can be a simple private local network where the system resources are hosted off-site - right through to over the internet on a pay-for-use basis.
A private Virtual Intelligence Node is infrastructure operated solely for a single organisation, whether managed internally or by a third party and hosted either internally or externally. Sophisticated Communities of Interest are controlled using security procedures and governance designed for a client’s specific requirements.
Virtual Intelligence Node - based applications - or Software as a Service (SaaS) - run on distant computers that are owned and operated by others e.g. Microsoft Azure, that connect to users' workstations via the internet or private network, usually through a web browser.
Platform as a Service provides a VIN-based environment with everything required to support the complete lifecycle of building and delivering web-based applications. PaaS provides this without the capital investment cost and complexity of buying, managing and maintaining the underlying hardware, software, provisioning, and hosting.