Cloud vs. On Premises Monitoring Software
February 5, 2021 | Data
LabStats is available in the cloud and on premises; learn the difference.
Computer monitoring software gathers usage data to help you make informed decisions. Monitor when, where and how long students are using computers and software on campus machines, whether they’re physically in a computer lab or accessing a computer remotely.
With LabStats monitoring software, you can pull reports to see valuable usage data, including:
Hardware Usage Reports
- Summary of logins by location, user or machine
- Average number of logins on a single computer, lab or classroom
- Peak times computers or labs are accessed
- Inventory of computers
Software Usage Reports
- Summary of application usage
- A historical timeline of application launches
- Application utilization history
- A list of application sessions
LabStats is most effective when deployed throughout the campus on every student-facing computer. It’s priced affordably to fit college and university budgets. Pricing is the same whether you use LabStats cloud version (recommended) or the on-premises version.
Which LabStats do you need?
|LabStats Cloud||LabStats On Premises|
|$8 per license annually*||$8.40 per license annually*|
|LabStats Support included||LabStats Support included|
|Control access with user permissions||Control access with user permissions|
|Get new features instantly||Get new features during scheduled upgrades|
|Automatic updates and bug fixes||Manual updates and bug fixes|
|No servers required||Requires web and database servers on site|
|Easy set up, only one lab manager needed to get started||Set up may require other departments and stakeholders to set up local servers(Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Purchasing Dept, etc)|
|Systems monitored 24×7 by Microsoft & LabStats engineers for security & for high availability (low downtime)||No monitoring|
|World class security, privacy, and compliance|
|Real-time physical and virtual threat protection|
|Geo-redundant data backups included||Backups must be on site|
|Access from anywhere in the world||Access via local servers only|
|Minimal staff time required||Labor-intensive to set up and manage|
*one-time initial startup fee of $1,000 USD. See pricing details.
Hidden Costs of On-Premises Solutions
Whether you use the on-premises version of LabStats or another on-premises solution, it’s important to weigh the hidden costs:
- Staff time to set up and manage
- Server hardware and licensing
- Server maintenance (Windows updates, security updates, etc.)
- Time to upgrade
Both versions of LabStats help you track real-time usage for remote and in-person stations so you can identify cost-saving opportunities.
Not sure whether to get LabStats in the cloud or on premises? Schedule a walkthrough.