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Deploying Qlik Sense Enterprise in a multi-cloud environment

A Qlik Sense Enterprise multi-cloud deployment lets you deploy both Qlik Sense Enterprise on-premises and Qlik Sense Enterprise on cloud so users can develop apps on-premises and access them from the cloud.

The primary components of a multi-cloud deployment are:

  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows, deployed on-premises.
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes deployed to a public or private customer-managed cloud infrastructure.
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services, deployed to a Qlik-managed cloud infrastructure.

After you install your Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows on-premises, you can chose to configure multi-cloud with Qlik Cloud Services or with Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes. Once your multi-cloud deployment is configured, you can distribute Qlik Sense apps that you create in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows to the cloud for consumption. Users are integrated through the identity provider and consume a single license regardless of whether they connect through the Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows hub or the cloud hub.

The characteristics of a multi-cloud deployment are:

  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows installed on-premises.
  • At least one of:
    • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services.
    • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes installed onto a customer-managed cloud infrastructure.
  • An identity provider that supports OIDC¬†and SAML to integrate user authentication between on-premises and cloud.

Who should consider a multi-cloud deployment:

  • You have Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows running on-premises and you want to expand to the cloud.
  • You want to develop apps in a Windows environment and allow users who cannot access your Windows environment to consume apps.
  • You want to scale out the number of users consuming apps using cloud resources.
  • You want to set up a distribution policy for groups of users consuming apps on the cloud.