Make Qlik Forts your Forte: Unlike other analytics tools, with Qlik there is no requisite to move your data to Qlik’s cloud. Qlik Forts is a hybrid service that securely extends Qlik Sense® SaaS capabilities to wherever your data must reside, regardless of location – on-prem, virtual private cloud, or public cloud. Make Qlik Forts your forte enabling your organisation to experience the cost savings and performance benefits of SaaS without compromising data locality requirements.
SaaS analytics provide endless benefits. Lower costs. Easy collaboration for distributed teams. New capabilities and innovations without effort. Performance and reliability users expect.
Five steps to make Qlik Forts your forte:
Step One: Embrace the flexibility of hybrid
Sometimes it is not possible to move all of your data to a SaaS analytics platform. Some regions mandate that certain data may not leave that region. Corporate governance policies or latency concerns require data to remain in a specific location. Existing investments in multi-cloud strategies leave little budget for egress costs. These requirements often only apply to a subset of data but can force complex, ungoverned combinations of local and cloud solutions.
Qlik Forts provides all of the ease of use of a SaaS analytics platform while supporting data locality requirements.
Qlik Forts are built with the same highly scalable, cloud-native, architecture as Qlik Sense SaaS and pre-packaged to run as virtual appliances in your virtualization or infrastructure-as-a-service platform of choice – including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. Each Qlik Fort includes analytics services needed to run Qlik Sense SaaS next to your data.
Unlike Qlik client-managed analytics solutions, the management of Qlik Forts is handled by Qlik. An automated service built into each Qlik Fort checks with Qlik regularly for updates and applies them in the background. That means Qlik ensures Forts are always up to date and your team can stay focused on what matters most – your data, insights, and action.
Step Two: Plan to keep your data local to you
Organisations can deploy Qlik Forts based on their current business needs, and adjust the location and capacity of Forts as; business needs, governance requirements, and data strategies evolve. Each Qlik Fort operates independently and is easily configurable in different platforms and different locations around the world.
Qlik Forts are designed with strict data security and privacy needs in mind. When using Qlik Forts to analyze your private data in a Qlik Sense app, data within app, and the credentials used to access the source of your data, are never sent to Qlik-hosted services and never need to travel over the public internet.
When a user selects an app designated to a Fort, their selection triggers a browser redirect on the client. Therefore, it is possible for the Fort to sit inside a customer’s private network, and users need to be connected to the private network to access apps located in Forts. Your data stays where it must reside at all times.
Step Three: Save by canceling the ‘big move’ of siloed data
Move your analytics, not your data. Qlik Forts supports your multi-cloud investments. If you already have a multi-cloud strategy – with data and applications running in a variety of
different public and private clouds – we make management easier. You can deploy Qlik Forts in your platform of choice, protecting existing investments, controlling data movement costs, and flexibly moving workloads between clouds as your business needs evolve.
Step Four: Stay compliant with your data
If you can’t move certain data to a third-party cloud due to data governance, privacy or regulatory requirements, let us help. Qlik Forts bring world-class analytics to your data so you can stay in line with all data security requirements. Protect your sensitive data.
Qlik Forts also support data sovereignty requirements for data that must remain within a specific region.
Step Five: Go global and scale securely across your organisation, to users all over the world
Data and users are more geographically distributed than ever before. Qlik Forts can be deployed anywhere in the world to optimize analytics performance, minimize latency and keep users and data close together.
Regardless of where Qlik Forts are deployed, users have a single set of credentials and a single point of entry to their data and insights, whether data is in a Qlik Fort, in Qlik Cloud, or a mix of both. Administrators manage all analytics workloads through a single management console, providing a single view of the deployment model and an easy way to change, shift or scale analytics workloads. Forts are accessed via the Qlik Cloud hub, which handles user authentication and authorisation. When a user opens an application hosted in a Fort, the user is seamlessly redirected to that Qlik Fort and the application is opened there. The redirection happens from the user’s browser and the Fort validates the user has been authenticated by Qlik Cloud, which prevents users from accessing the Fort directly.
Qlik Forts ensures a seamless hybrid analytics experience so access to data and insights can easily scale across your organization, to users all over the world. Users of any skill level can focus exclusively on analytics and insights without managing orchestration between environments. Users working from different locations and on multiple devices will have an equally rich and consistent experience.
Qlik Forts is a key component to delivering on Qlik’s Active Intelligence capability. having smarter automated integrated services. Qlik Forts let’s you
1. Embrace the Flexibility of hybrid
2. Keep your data local to you
3. Save on platform charges
4. Stay compliant with data
5. Scale, Securely.
With Qlik Forts your data is never compromised, your users can work from anywhere, and make decisions that would not have previously been possible due to data access restrictions.
Qlik Forts, Qlik Automation and Qlik Integration will enable you to significantly change how your organisation delivers its data analytics and makes decisions. Differentia Consulting calls this #SmarterBI. A Qlik Enterprise Architect can help you deploy Forts to your Cloud Platform of choice in one to two days,
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