ArcGIS Architecture Series: Moving to the Cloud

Discussion created by Ahmad_Abdallah-esristaff Employee on Jun 7, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2019 by JBoyle-esristaff

The Architecture Practice team in Professional Services is pleased to announce this new series. The ArcGIS platform is supported on both on-premises or in a cloud environment like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). By leveraging these components, you can expose GIS content and capabilities as web services and consume those services in your apps. This enables users to access and apply useful GIS resources in their work.


We will be discussing different cloud related topics that gives you a unique opportunity to align technology with your overall business vision, which in turn can help you grow your business, improve productivity, and reduce costs.


  • Considerations before moving your GIS to the Cloud - To cloud or not to cloud is the question that many organizations are currently facing. While on-premise data center technology is not necessarily on the verge of extinction, cloud computing is an option with many benefits including scalability, agility and cost efficiency.
  • Deploying Desktops in the Cloud - The cloud offers multiple desktop options and  Jeff DeWeese discusses  some high-level guidance as to how and when these technologies should be used.


Note: The contents presented above are recommendations that will typically improve performance for many scenarios. However, in some cases, these recommendations may not produce better performance results, in which case, additional performance testing and system configuration modifications may be needed.