The Edge Cloud is an off-site storage option for
your Edge practice management and imaging
data. This approach offers many advantages compared to maintaining servers in your office.
With the Edge Cloud, you don’t have to purchase, confi¬gure, and maintain complex network servers, nor do you have the cost, time, and worries of creating your own data backups. Your initial and ongoing hardware costs are significantly lower. An Ortho2 network is 35%–44% less initially for typical practices, with similar reductions in ongoing expenses. The Edge Cloud does require a usage-based hosting fee, but this is more than offset by other savings.
Why Go to the Cloud? Cost Analysis for 10 Stations
Why Go to the Cloud? Cost Analysis for 25 Stations
A lot of the heavy lifting for Edge takes place in the cloud, but your local computers do still
play a role and should have reasonable specifications. For PCs, we recommend any computer
that came with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, and at least 4GB of internal
memory. For Macs, OSX with Parallels and 4GB or more memory is recommended.
For specific Edge System Guidelines, select a link below.
Edge System Guidelines for Edge Cloud Users
Edge System Guidelines for Locally Hosted Users