To start using CurrentWare, you have to install the CurrentWare Server on a computer that your users can connect to. There are 3 flexible ways to set up the CurrentWare Server.
|On Premise||Remote Workers||Private Cloud|
|How do you connect your clients?||Over LAN||Over the Internet using your public IP address||Over the Internet to a cloud server of your choice|
|Location of data||On premise||On premise||On your cloud server|
|Ease of setup||Recommended for everyone||Minimal network skill required (know how to port forward),||Minimal network skill required (know how to port forward and manage cloud servers)|
|Recommended for||Companies working from one single location||Companies with remote workers||Companies with remote workers & global workforce|
On Premise Deployment: Everything is stored on your network
By far the simplest way to install CurrentWare. This is the most ideal deployment option for small to medium size companies where your entire workforce is connected in a LAN within your company’s network.
Follow the quick start guide to learn how to set up CurrentWare on premise.
Remote workers: Connect your users inside and outside your company network
With remote workforce on the rise, many companies are allowing their workers to work from home. The CurrentWare Clients are capable of connecting over the Internet using a public IP address to communicate with the CurrentWare Server.
To set this up, you will need access to your network’s router & firewall settings to add port forwarding rules to allow external traffic to talk to the CurrentWare Server through specific ports.
Once the port forwarding rules are set, find the public IP address of your company network or hostname and use it to deploy your CurrentWare Clients.
Private Cloud: Connect your users to a cloud server of your choice
Hosting CurrentWare on a private cloud such as AWS, MS Azure or Google Cloud will give you the benefits of cost saving and increased scalability. Configure and manage all your clients from a centralized cloud location.
The setup is very simple. After you create your virtual instance on the cloud, the setup steps are the same as the on-premise and remote worker deployment options.