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  • Updated: 2022/06/29
    • Automation 360 v.x
    • Migrate
    • RPA Workspace

Choose deployment model

The Automation 360 platform is developed on a cloud-native architecture with a single codebase that supports both Cloud and On-Premises deployments. The experience of all the components is the same whether the platform is deployed on Cloud or On-Premises on your own infrastructure, which can be physical servers, your private Cloud, or a public Cloud.

Note: Migration is available in Automation 360 starting from Build 2079 for On-Premises and from Build 7554 for Cloud deployments.

Deployment models

Automation 360 provides the following deployment models:
Automation 360 Cloud is hosted by Automation Anywhere, providing an easy consumption model of the Automation 360 platform built on a cloud-native architecture. With the Automation 360 Cloud service, the Automation 360 platform, which includes the Automation 360 Control Room and applications (RPA Workspace, IQ Bot, Bot Insight, AARI, and Discovery Bot), is hosted by Automation Anywhere and accessed by users through a web browser. The Bot Agent devices where the bots run and execute the automations remain on the customer's infrastructure and securely connect to the Automation 360 Cloud service through HTTPS.
In this deployment model, data is hosted On-Premises. This model is suitable for customers who have to adhere to strict regulatory norms where data sovereignty is mandatory.
On-Premises with packages updates through Cloud
With Automation Anywhere On-Premises with packages updates through Cloud service, all business, personal, and operational data is kept on and deployed from the server on-premises on the customer network.

The following image shows the deployment models for Automation 360:

Deployment models available in Automation 360 and how the control room, data, and updates work for each model

See also Cloud operational responsibilities.

Environment considerations:
  • Irrespective of the deployment model you choose, we recommend that you set up your first Automation 360 instance as a development (Dev) environment.
  • We recommend that you have three separate environments for Bot Lifecycle Management: development (Dev), testing (Test or UAT), and production (Prod).
  • Setting up a Dev environment during the migration process provides two advantages:
    • A platform to test the migrated Enterprise 11 or Enterprise 10 bots to ensure that they run successfully and provides expected outcomes.
    • Access for your developers to the new Automation 360 environment to build new automation simultaneously when migrated bots are being tested.

Getting ready for Cloud

When you choose an Automation Anywhere Cloud deployment, there is no additional physical server infrastructure to set up for the Control Room. After you have completed your upgrade, you will benefit from automatic updates across your organization and scale easily in the Cloud. As you get started with Automation 360 on Automation Anywhere Cloud, ensure the system and compatibility requirements for running Automation 360:

Getting ready for Automation 360 Cloud-enabled

When you choose the Cloud-enabled deployment, two instances of Control Room are required: one deployed on Automation Anywhere Cloud and another installed on your own infrastructure. The Control Room deployed on Cloud manages the operational services and the Control Room installed on your infrastructure manages your business and operational data.

Getting ready for On-Premises (customer's infrastructure)

Install and maintain Automation 360 on your own infrastructure. After you have completed your upgrade, you will benefit from regular updates for packages with new release builds made available to download and install. Ensure you meet the system and setup requirements for Automation 360 On-Premises:
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