Enterprise Mode is the default operation mode for ControlUp, which offers the largest set of available features and the easiest deployment. In Enterprise Mode, you need to download ControlUp Console and perform some basic configuration steps in order to start monitoring and managing your resources. There is no need to install and configure databases or other infrastructure components. All the back-end services (such as storage, database, alerting by email and mobile notifications) are provided seamlessly by ControlUp Cloud.
When working in Enterprise Mode, ControlUp requires Internet connectivity and relies on a persistent connection to ControlUp Cloud. Various controls and mechanisms are in place to ensure the security of your data stored in ControlUp Cloud. For more information on ControlUp Cloud security, please refer to our security whitepaper.
The following diagram displays the architecture of ControlUp Enterprise Mode:
In On-Premises Mode, all the back-end services required for ControlUp are installed in the organizational network. This mode is designed for customers who would like to enjoy the features of ControlUp without contacting ControlUp Cloud. On-Premises Mode eliminates the requirement for Internet connectivity and enables all components of ControlUp to operate autonomously without contacting ControlUp Cloud.
To configure ControlUp in On-premises Mode, you need to prepare some infrastructure resources, such as a SQL database and a web server, and then download and install ControlUp server components.
On-Premises Mode does not include some of the features that rely on ControlUp Cloud. For the full comparison matrix of ControlUp operation modes, see table below.
The following diagram displays the architecture of ControlUp On-Premises Mode:
In Standalone Mode, ControlUp Console operates autonomously without relying on any servers. Standalone Mode is designed for a single administrator using ControlUp Console for ad-hoc monitoring and management in environments which do not have an Internet connection or do not permit any organizational data to leave the network.
To configure ControlUp in Standalone Mode, you need to submit a license request and receive a standalone license from ControlUp Support.
Standalone Mode does not include a substantial amount of ControlUp features. For the full comparison matrix of ControlUp operation modes, see table below.
The following diagram displays the architecture of ControlUp Standalone Mode:
Feature Comparison Matrix