Tag Archive: hosting

Jul 03 2015

BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

I wrote recently about SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors upgrading their hosting infrastructure, noting how 4Projects, Asite, Aconex and Conject had either already upgraded, or were in the process of upgrading their hosting facilities to keep ahead of the increased usage of their platforms. Implicit in many of the upgrades is an assumption that building information …

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May 29 2015

Upgrading the infrastructure

It’s not just about the quality of construction collaboration software – the infrastructure used to deliver that SaaS technology is critically important too. A repeated thread during last week’s “Viewpoint for Projects“ customer summit in London (post) was the improvement delivered by the company’s switch from BT hosting in Glasgow to hosting with Rackspace in …

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Apr 07 2015

4Projects migrates to Rackspace

Users of the 4Projects SaaS construction collaboration platform have been informed that the company is migrating its UK datacentre from the BT hosting in Glasgow it has used since 2004 to Rackspace in London: This project represents months of planning and a major investment by Viewpoint to secure our infrastructure for the future.  We are pleased to announce …

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Dec 01 2014

Recent ExtranetEvolution outages

Apologies to anyone affected by recent downtime at ExtranetEvolution.com (and my other sites) on two days last week and earlier today. Last week’s outages (on Tuesday and Thursday) were due to problems in migrating my sites to a new server at my hosting provider, while this morning’s was due to a problem with an updated …

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Nov 15 2014

Bentley targeting SMEs with ProjectWise Essentials

Bentley’s SaaS-based ProjectWise Essentials, “a cloud-based, instant-on integration environment,” potentially links more firms to Bentley’s ecosystem. Last week’s Bentley Systems Year In Infrastructure conference in London saw several major announcements by Greg Bentley and his team, including a tighter integration with Trimble products for construction delivery. While there is clearly a developing relationship with Trimble, …

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Nov 07 2014

Bullish business update from MCS

On Thursday (13 November), I will be dropping in on Mobile Computing Systems 7th PriorityOne user conference, being held this year at the Building Centre in central London. Other work prevents me attending the whole event, which will include an update on the company’s performance, its plans for the future, along with product feature demonstrations …

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Jun 06 2014

Asia-Pacific hosting for Viewpoint for Collaboration

Viewpoint Construction Software has taken another step to service Australasian customers using its Viewpoint for Project Collaboration Software-as-a-Service platform (formerly 4Projects), opening a new data centre in Australia. The news release says this centre will “provide Viewpoint’s Asia-Pacific project collaboration customers improved performance as well as additional flexibility on their data hosting options.” Having established a US …

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May 13 2014

Extranet Evolution – server issues

Apologies to anyone who has experienced problems viewing Extranet Evolution (or my other blog or website) over the past week. The datacentre used by my hosting provider suffered a major power outage last week which caused the server used by my sites to shutdown unexpectedly and it has had to be rebuilt. This process is continuing …

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Aug 02 2013

Viewpoint establishes US data centre for 4Projects

4Projects‘ parent Viewpoint Construction Software has extended its commitment to the UK-developed SaaS-based project collaboration solution, already being heavily marketed in north America (post), by opening a new data centre in the US. The facility will improve performance for 4Projects users among Viewpoint’s North American project collaboration customers and provide more flexibility on their data hosting options. …

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Jun 20 2011

BIM – a new role for collaboration tools?

For the past few years, I have been writing about building information modelling (BIM); I have, for example, talked about the potential for BIM to be delivered via Software-as-a-Service routes (BIMaaS), and considered how current SaaS construction collaboration technology platforms might be used to manage the ‘i’ in BIM. The latter is already beginning to …

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