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Project Hosts' Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) hosted solutions deliver all the advantages of a highly customized on-premise "Private Cloud", but without all the effort, expense, ongoing support and maintenance.

And, unlike a standard, multi-tenant Public Cloud, you'll get a highly tuned solution that meets your precise business needs including:

✓ Dedicated physical or virtual solution architectures
✓ Support for you applications, add-ons & ion-site integration
✓ Specific security requirements required by your organization
✓ Real-time business intelligence and customized reporting solutions
✓ Person-2-Person support services 
✓ Flexible business terms

Hosted Project Server Solutions

Project Hosts' PPM Custom Cloud is a fully integrated solution built on SharePoint, Project Server 2013 / 2010, SharePoint and SQL Server that can integrate any of the industry-leading applications from our PPM partner ecosystem. Real-time custom reporting is available through our Business Intelligence packages. All backed by Project Hosts' renowned "Person-2-Person" support and business flexibility.

With more than a decade of hosting Microsoft PPM solutions from secure, reliable and redundant data centers, we can get your PPM Custom Cloud solution up and running in about half the time, and at half the cost of a similarly configured on-premise solution. Read about our Custom Cloud Advantages here.

Our PPM Custom Cloud solution is the number one choice for most of our clients, but if your business doesn't need this level of customization, or a Microsoft Project Server-based platform, then you may want to consider one of the other options in our family of Cloud-based Project Management services. Read about the Top 10 Reasons why partners and customers choose Project Hosts' as their preferred hosting provider.

Project Hosts offers a range of Project Management cloud solutions including: PPM Custom Cloud, Project Online and Project Share Online. No matter which one you choose you'll benefit from a cloud solution that delivers the accessibility, security, reliability, and built-in scalability you need, and at a price that you can afford. For a quick comparison of our PPM family of cloud services, please click PPM cloud family.

The following tables highlight the core differences between a Custom Cloud deployment and a Public Cloud.

Custom (Private) Cloud and Public Cloud Feature Comparison

Dedicated Solutions (IT) Architecture Standard
(Office 365)
Custom Cloud
Project Hosts
99.9% Uptime Guarantee (financially backed)
Redundant Power, Drives & Network
Hot Spare Servers
Backup / Failover to Remote Data Centers
Fully Scalable
DMZ with anonymous access
Dedicated Servers (Virtual or Physical)
Architectural Options (e.g. 1, 2, or 3 Tiers)
Separate Dev / Test Environments (CU testing)  
Dedicated Active Directory Domain  
Custom backup frequency & retention  
Automated User Provisioning by sync with Customer's onsite Active Directory Server  

Trusted Application Support & Integration Standard
(Office 365)
Custom Cloud
Project Hosts
Access from Project Pro on a User's PC
Approved Online Apps (via CSOM API only)
Single Sign On
SharePoint Designer Support
Full Trust 3rd Party Applications  
Full Trust Microsoft codeplex solutions  
Custom Code unique to Customer's Deployment  
Custom Web Parts  
OS Admin Access  
DB Admin Access  
Hybrid Solutions (off-site to on-site) VPN to on-site  

Security Requirements Standard
(Office 365)
Custom Cloud
Project Hosts
ISO 27001 Certified
SAAE 16 Certified (SAS 70)
Data Privacy Assurance
FISMA Compliant
HIPAA Compliant
Encryption of Data at Rest  
Customer-defined Password Policies  
Access from defined IP addresses only  
Private Customer Networks  
Private Lines and VPNs into Data Center  
Customer-Defined Security Audits  
Customer Vulnerability Assessments  

Real-Time Reporting & Customization Standard
(Office 365)
Custom Cloud
Project Hosts
Custom Fields and Views
Excel Services (including PowerPivot)
OData as the data source for reports
OLAP Cubes as data source for reports  
Direct Database access for reports  
Automatically refreshing real-time reports  
SQL Reporting Services  
Direct DB access to other reporting tools (3rd Party) both on, and off-site  

Access To Person-2-Person Support Standard
(Office 365)
Custom Cloud
Project Hosts
Support for standard services such as FAQ, Web or Community Support
Person-2-Person support via email, phone or web inquiry  
Published support turnaround times based on severity  

Built-In Business Flexibility Standard
(Office 365)
Custom Cloud
Project Hosts
Monthly or Annual Terms
Support for Customer / Partner Hosting Agreements  
Ability to request changes to Project Hosts' Hosting Agreement  
Customer / Partner can choose when to upgrade application / system software versions  
Customer can migrate on-premise solution to Cloud; and Customer can migrate from Cloud to on-premise (at a later date)  

"…many organizations have needs for deep customization, white-glove services, or support for complex models like hybrid hosting. For these customers, Project Hosts' PPM Custom Cloud offers a great option."

Ludovic Hauduc, General Manager of the Microsoft Project Business Unit
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