Managed Server Solutions
cynkra Managed RStudio/Posit Workbench
As part of our Managed Posit Workbench solution, we coordinate with your IT department and prepare the server machine. We integrate and configure the software products according to your needs. We train your team to use and enjoy the working environment.
Situation Analysis IT
A Managed Posit Workbench solution is typically installed on a server provided by you, the customer, or in a container platform (OpenShift, Kubernetes). In either case, the Managed Workbench runs in a container, which is agnostic to the host operating system. We analyze the installation setup with your IT team and provide customized configurations.
The Posit Workbench allows you to use different R versions efficiently, balance the server resources, and connect to identity providers (e.g., Active Directory, OpenID, SAML). It also has tools for user-defined control of database connections. Furthermore, the Managed Workbench provides software often used in conjunction with R, such as Git, LaTeX, and Pandoc.
Training and Support
Part of our offer is training and support. In doing so, we introduce all team members to the new product and provide assistance to them in their daily work. We maintain and regularly update both the Posit products and the additional software. We guarantee the functionality of the Workbench and quickly react to problems within tailored response times.
Advantages of a Managed Posit Workbench
An ideal environment for data analysis
A Managed Posit Workbench solution provides an ideal environment for data analysis and data science in smaller and larger teams. It simplifies the use of R, makes production processes more reliable, and is more flexible than a local solution. A cynkra Managed Solution eases the strain on IT resources and ensures professional installation and maintenance.
- No local installation required
- Accessed via browser
- Leveraging our experience with Posit products
- Joint setup analysis by your IT and cynkra
- Installation, operation and support by cynkra
- Uniform R versions and packages
- Central administration of the installation
- Minimized risk of data loss due to centralized storage
- Free choice of packages
- Additional software (LaTeX, Git)
- Python support
- Continued use of existing scripts
Smart configurations, dockerized environment
Under the hood
Besides finding the optimal combination of different software products provided by Posit, our Managed Posit solutions come with smart defaults and individualized configurations – such as local package repositories or preconfigured database setups. They are built in dockerized environments and allow for substantial speed gains compared to a local installation.
We define appropriate configuration settings so users can use the full power of the Posit product suite. Our product saves the IT team from having to go through the complete admin guide and the possible risk of missing something important. We have experience configuring Posit products in almost all possible configuration scenarios including highly secured enterprise environments and most user authentication systems.
Our products come in a containerized environment, making them agnostic to any underlying operating system. Using a containerized environment also simplifies update tasks (for you and us) due to the independence from the underlying operating system. By relying on the stable Ubuntu LTS environment as the base layer, we can provide a stable LaTeX / Pandoc environment that eliminates most problems for users in this area.
Centralized, server-based installations can be very efficient both in regard to speed and battery consumption. This applies to all Posit products, but in particular to Posit Workbench and Posit Package Manager. This blog post details some of the substantial speed gains that users experience compared to a local installation. In addition to startup, calculation speed and the time for package installation are also vastly improved.