When it comes to deploying your Hippo-based projects, flexibility is key. We recommend BloomReach Cloud, our powerful cloud-based service. On-premises deployments and 3rd party cloud-based options are also supported.
In The Cloud
Hippo’s system architecture is ready for deployment in the cloud. You can use a popular service like Amazon EC2, or you can choose the BloomReach Cloud platform for a cloud-based option that is optimized to run Hippo.
BloomReach Cloud offers the best of both worlds. You get full control over deploying your Hippo-based projects through an easy-to-use web-based UI. Hippo takes care of all infrastructure tasks such as hardware and software updates, system security, network availability, automated backup and disaster recovery.
All integration points provided by Hippo are supported by BloomReach Cloud at infrastructure level. A separate acceptance (staging) environments is standard, with a test environment as an extra option.
Hippo uses a layered virtualized architecture, containing a dedicated application layer for each Cloud environment, on top of a shared base architecture consisting of load balancer, web proxy and database layers. Each virtual machine in each layer has its own host-based firewall rules, making it very secure.
BloomReach Cloud makes use of our preferred software stack consisting of Oracle JVM, Debian, Tomcat, MySQL and Elasticsearch.
To allow you to retain full control over your infrastructure, Hippo also supports on-premises deployment. This allows you to meet strict requirements regarding hardware location and access, network security and the use of a specific software stack.
To ensure smooth operation, our system architects are available to train your people and guide them in hardware and software selection, and the ins and outs of installing, configuring, deploying and maintaining Hippo-based applications.