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Esri Redistricting Deployment Options

Blog Post created by SRajagopalan-esristaff Employee on Apr 16, 2018

 

Esri provides software and services needed to help you set up Esri Redistricting and develop your staff capabilities. Several options are available for delivering the necessary enablement services through implementation services and technical knowledge transfer.

 

Esri Redistricting can be deployed in three ways depending on your organization’s needs. For each deployment option, you can request additional days of onsite training and knowledge transfer for your organization. Note that, the implementation approach provided below can be adjusted to meet your specific needs.

 

     The Esri Redistricting application includes a host of integrity checks and reports for analyzing potential redistricting plans

 

Option 1: Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS)

 

When you deploy Esri Redistricting as a SaaS solution, you can access Esri Redistricting in the cloud, entirely hosted and maintained by Esri. You don’t need to install or maintain any software or hardware—instead, you simply log in to your ArcGIS account in a web browser. The SaaS option provides access to all functionality of the solution, including the default Census demographic data, geographies, and the ability to add content from accessible ArcGIS web services. 

 

The SaaS version of Esri Redistricting is available for purchase on a per-user basis from ArcGIS Marketplace with a 15-day free trial option.

 

 Option 2: On‐Premises Deployment

 

With this option, Esri Redistricting is hosted at your facility, giving you the flexibility to integrate custom variables, units, or demographics. Prior to arriving onsite, Esri Professional Services experts will work with your team to pre-configure appropriate Census data, your custom data, and other configuration parameters. Once onsite, our experts will install and configure the solution stack on your infrastructure, conduct a technology transfer for administrators who are qualified to manage the Esri Redistricting application, and help facilitate ongoing support and maintenance of the solution.

 

The instance will be hosted and managed by you. You have full control over adding users, customizing the solution, and managing the application. This option also enables you to engage your community by allowing citizens to submit redistricting plans (read about how Utah State Legislature utilized Esri Redistricting to add citizen input into their redistricting process).

 
You will provide the first point of contact (Tier 1 helpdesk support) to your end users to address any operational use or technical issues with Esri Redistricting. This support consists of answering user questions, replicating and reviewing reported issues, addressing solution use or training requirements (if appropriate), and documenting and communicating validated technical issues to Esri technical support staff (Tier 2 support).

 

      Esri Redistricting utilizes the trusted ArcGIS platform allowing you to leverage existing GIS investments

 

Option 3: Esri Managed Cloud Services Deployment (Managed Services)

 

This deployment option offers Esri Managed Cloud Services for customers who do not have IT staff that are experienced in supporting enterprise GIS systems. The solution is completely web-based and does not require you to manage or maintain infrastructure and resources including software, hardware, and data components.

 

Esri’s Managed Cloud Services team will create, host and manage an instance of Esri Redistricting for you, configured with the appropriate Census data, your custom data, and other configuration parameters. The instance will provide external HTTP access to Esri Redistricting, operational hosting and monitoring, and troubleshooting for technical support incidents through Tier 2 hosted environment support.

 

This deployment option will address the following service level targets to support your operational requirements:

 

  1.       24x7 system access
  2.       95% system availability
  3.       Hosting environment to support up to 20 concurrent users
  4.       Up to 500 GB of custom data storage
  5.       Data backup and archive
  6.       Annual update of custom data
  7.       24x7 system monitoring and Tier 2 hosted environment support 

 

You will provide the first point of contact (Tier 1 helpdesk support) to your end users to address any operational use or technical issues with Esri Redistricting. This support consists of answering user questions, replicating and reviewing reported issues, addressing solution use or training requirements (if appropriate), and documenting and communicating validated technical issues to Esri technical support staff (Tier 2 hosted environment support).

 

Interested in Esri Redistricting? Comment below and we will get in touch with you.

 

 

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