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With a cloud-hosted virtual identity server (VIS), you gain access to a single, real-time view of data from any store through a universal directory. This virtual directory creates an abstract view of the back-end data from various applications without altering it. It works for every major platform and can even boost performance through search caching and load balancing.
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When companies use multiple directories, user identification data can get scattered across these repositories, making it difficult to deploy enterprise applications to users. With a cloud VDS, you can see all the data from these separate directories in one place. Apps can connect to the VIS, just like another lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). To the VIS, it looks like an active directory (AD) or active directory application mode (ADAM) server.
The multiple directories can join in real time without duplicating LDAP objects. A VIS merges the data from other LDAPs and structured query language (SQL) databases. Regardless of the source, the calling application will see the data as coming from one LDAP. A cloud-hosted universal directory makes it easy to see these different sources without any duplication. It also accesses sources directly.
A VIS offers many features that enable organizations to work more efficiently and effectively with their existing system.
With our cloud-hosted VIS virtual schema, you don’t need to extend the AD schema for third-party applications. The virtual layer stores all custom schema and data, so they get automatically applied instantaneously. Plus, you can apply custom or third-party schema to the VIS, rather than the AD, to make the custom schema less complex. These schemas don’t include any object replication.
The VIS schema manager allows you to apply data virtually without extending the AD schema for third-party applications. It streamlines the process of simplifying schema across multiple directories. The VIS environment makes it easy to replicate and apply a custom schema. One combined aggregate scheme can cover multiple AD forests for efficient and effective results.
Our cloud-hosted VIS is built on and with Microsoft technology to help integrate and leverage your existing system and infrastructure. It uses .NET managed code to offer all the necessary virtual directory, proxy and LDAP firewall requirements that corporations need.
A cloud-hosted VIS supports:
A virtual dynamic group contains members that come from multiple domains or forests, but it doesn’t require the use of forest trusts. Groups can have dynamic membership based on different user attributes.
With horizontal and vertical scaling, our VIS can meet the growing and versatile needs of an enterprise directory. It includes built-in connection pooling and full support for failover and load balancers.
When your VIS is cloud-hosted with OptimalCloud™, you don’t have to take care of any on-site hosting needs. As your private cloud hosts, we take care of managing towers, so you reap the benefits of less in-house IT demands. You can have a smaller team, and you won’t need to worry about upgrades or maintenance — all of that occurs at the hosting facility.
Plus, your cloud-based VIS is hosted on servers that experts manage. Our staff includes knowledgeable employees who can quickly and efficiently address any issues and keep things moving.
Finally, a cloud-based VIS is even more scalable, since you can use more or fewer resources based on your needs rather than adding new hardware.
There are wide-reaching benefits of a cloud-based VIS, including improvements to your infrastructure, compliance needs and budget. Here are a few advantages.
Optimal IdM is your one-stop shop for identity access management and virtual directory servers. We offer one of the only cloud-based VDS environments available. Our cloud-based VIS can help control multiple siloed directories and create a single enterprise view of data.
We maintain high uptimes and public and private cloud offerings, all at affordable prices. Reach out to us today to learn more or request a free trial for our cloud-hosted VIS.