Here are just some of the options you may have for placement of your Survey Solutions data server:
for The World Bank projects request the server using the eServices request :
“Integrated Survey Solutions Infrastructure Provisioning”
(internal link, accessible for WB staff/consultants).
for studying Survey Solutions application use a PDS (personal demonstration servers).
Do not use PDS for any real data collection.
for new surveys setup a server as described in Survey Solutions Server using any of the following hosting options
(any service providers below are mentioned as examples and should not be interpreted as a recommendation):
- UN Agencies, request from the UN International Computing Centre
- Request a server from your National Statistical Office (NSO)
(for example NSB of Bhuthan);
- Request a server from your government
(for example National Informatics Centre in India, GDCC/G-Cloud in Thailand, etc.);
- Request a server from a global/international cloud server provider, some examples:
- Amazon AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/
- Google Cloud: https://cloud.google.com/
- Microsoft Azure: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/
- Request a server from a local cloud server provider or a telecom company
(discuss in this forum thread);
- Set up a server in your organization by either establishing a new or
repurposing an existing server.
See more information here.
When deciding on the proper server hosting, please:
consult all applicable laws and regulations of your country regarding data storage, transfer and processing, especially when the service provider indicates that the servers are physically located in a different country or does not disclose their location.
note that your organization (educational, governmental, non-profit, etc) may have rates and pricing different from the generic pricing conditions that the cloud providers publish. Inquire directly with the cloud server providers to get the most accurate information on the costs.
note that the costs may (and often do) vary by region.