Is Portal really necessary in ArcGIS Enterprise for all situations? I can see the justification for Portal in many private corporations where having an internal / private version of ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is beneficial. But I work for a government agancy that manages a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Our goal is to make all of our data and map services available to everyone. We really do not have a need for Portal. Is there already a supported deployment model that does not require Portal?
We would prefer to just use ArcGIS Server to host our own map services and use AGOL to publish:
- items (pointers) to our map services,
- web maps,
- web apps.
I fear that Esri is going to create workflows that will make Portal a requirement for all ArcGIS Enterprise users. Does anybody else agree that we need an ArcGIS Enterprise deployment model that does not require Portal??