Was wondering if anyone has already setup their ArcGIS environment in Azure and how they deal with connectivity from on-prem ArcGIS clients. E.g. any bandwidth issues or considerations? Any info is welcome.
Very similar situation here. We keep unearthing small issues with security and configuring the environment, so heavy testing has yet to occur.
My primary issue I've yet to test-out and determine a path forward for is dealing with our current need for multi-user editing for our local team (onprem ArcGIS Desktop) while still having an enterprise GDB (and therefore SQL Standard instance) in Azure for publication of map & feature services [without needing 2 ArcGIS Enterprise licenses and 2 SQL Server instances].
My ideal is that our local connections to the enterprise GDB on Azure will magically have sufficient speed/drawing times. If that doesn't work out I'll have to rethink our data model/data flow. This could leave us in a situation where each workstation has an SQL express instance to host 2-way GDB replicas and then implementing scripts run via task scheduler that keep everything synced up. Its far from ideal, but that may be the reality I'm facing depending on how testing works out.
There are a number of other factors at play here; I'm happy to compare notes with you. I'm a bit surprised there isn't more discussion about this yet but I suspect most organizations have well-funded GIS infrastructure which takes care of many of these issues.
I have the same problem with the ArcGIS Desktop and Azure SQL Database, still looking for a solution.
Has anyone looked into whether the new Branch Versioning workflows could work for this scenario. From what I understand (as of 10.6) this would require editing feature services which could be hosted in the cloud via ArcPro (not yet/ever? available for desktop). I haven't tried this yet, just doing some research of my own as we plan for helping clients upgrade.
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