Hosting SYSPRO in the cloud means using either a dedicated or virtualised server in a data centre to host the application stack required to run SYSPRO. For end users, they simply use a remote desktop connection to access the ERP on their own PC.
The cloud offers several points of difference to an on-premise solution, the first of which is the ability to build redundancy into the infrastructure, either onto a second virtual machine or even replicated to a second geographical location. The needs of the business will dictate the extent of the configuration.
A major benefit to the cloud is that hardware is no longer an issue, both in terms of purchase and maintenance. Everything is covered by a monthly Opex fee. Equally if your business requires additional processing power or storage space, that can be added very quickly without any upfront investment.
Typical situations for SYSPRO cloud hosting are geographically diverse businesses where users need to access the system from different locations and businesses that need to adjust their IT capacity to meet varying demands, for example seasonal spikes in sales.