Engine Deployment Options

| 18 Jul 2017 | Permalink


We’re here to help when it comes to playing eLearning standard-based content in your platform. Whether you prefer to manage hosting on your own, use a SaaS approach or have us manage hosting of Engine on your behalf, we’ve got you covered.

SCORM Engine is a web service available via a REST API that can be deployed in a few different flavors: an on-premise SCORM Engine integration that you set up, a Managed Hosted implementation of SCORM Engine and a fully hosted option (aka SCORM Cloud) that you integrate with via an API. How you access Engine will vary depending on your implementation and it will determine which features are available to you. So, here’s a guide to help you figure out which one is best for you.

 

SCORM Engine Managed Hosted
SCORM Engine
SCORM Cloud API
Deployment

Locally installed

Hosted by Rustici Software

Hosted by Rustici Software

Initial License Fee $30,000 and up $33,500 and up for initial license and setup fee

None

Application Environment Investment and Ongoing Costs

Your team’s setup time, server costs and the ongoing server management and maintenance

Hosting costs covered in the annual fee

Included

Setup Time for Engine Application Deployment Varies based on your developers’ time and availability 1-2 business days None
Infrastructure Needed to Support Application Application Server Windows or Linux (.NET/IIS, Tomcat); Database Server (PostgreSql, mysql, Microsoft sql server, Oracle) N/A N/A
Libraries Available

.NET, Java , PHP or your own REST client

.NET, Java, PHP or your own REST client .NET, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby
Content Distribution Network

Cloudfront support is included natively and must be set up*

Yes, Cloudfront support included

Yes, Cloudfront support included

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

N/A

Yes, 99.95%

No guaranteed SLAs but we do an awesome job

Offline Player Extension

Yes

Yes

No

Built-In Reporting

No

No

Yes

Conformant LRS

Yes

Yes

Yes and it’s free

*We typically use Amazon Web Services’ Cloudfront but if you have different CDN needs we’d want to go over those needs with you.