DealerBuilt

Hosting Services

DealerBuilt offers clients the option of hosting their LightYearTM DMS platform in a secure and fully-dedicated cloud environment. While an on-premises install is also available for dealerships that have the internal IT resources to deploy and support it, our hosting services provide clients with the advantages of a reduced and more predictable total cost of ownership, as well as ease of implementation and worry-free maintenance.

World-Class Hosting Partner

DealerBuilt partners with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a hosted solution that leverages AWS’s secure cloud computing environment.

Robust Performance and Reliability

Advanced hosting facilities feature N+1 core applications, availability zones, data center access monitoring and review, and environmental protection.

Reduced, More Predictable IT Costs

Eliminates burden on your IT staff, no cost to purchase and maintain server hardware or software, and reduced costs associated with equipment issues or failure.

Reduced Upfront and Long-Term IT Costs

  • No cost to purchase and maintain server hardware or software
  • Additional internal IT staff not necessary for hosted server administration, upgrades, maintenance, backups, security, or monitoring
  • Reduced and more predictable total cost of ownership (TCO) due to significant reduction in costs associated with equipment issues or failure
  • Clients can move infrastructure costs from CapEx to OpEx, allowing them to be more agile in their pursuit of new opportunities

Robust Performance and Reliability

  • Advanced hosting facilities featuring N+1 core applications, availability zones, data center access monitoring and review, and environmental protection
  • No worries about performance bottlenecks or upgrades
  • Can scale up quickly for new demands or growth, so high performance levels are maintained even as client needs evolve
  • Use of standardized, proven server configurations underpinned by optimized hardware results in predictable, stable performance
  • Predictive high-availability and hot spare hardware in place that delivers improved availability

Data Security

  • Our hosted solution offers:
    • Dual Next-Generation Firewalls from Cisco in high-availability routing
    • Multiple layers of network security controls including policy-based-routing (PBR), Web Application Firewall (WAF), and Intrusion-Detection/Intrusion-Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
  • Advanced asymmetric encryption for protection of in-transit data from end-to-end
  • At-rest data encryption of personally identifiable information (PII) to achieve a high level of data protection
  • Real-time, continuous security monitoring

Rapid Deployment and Support

  • No server equipment to purchase
  • Eliminates burden on internal IT resources
  • Quick initial solution deployment for faster realization of client’s return on investment in LightYear DMS, plus ease of implementation for new services and environments

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

  • Flexible disaster recovery options ensure protection and recovery of vital data and environments
  • Hosting can include near-real-time replication of production environment and data to a geographically disparate disaster recovery site
  • Daily full database and transactional-level backups

Audits

  • DealerBuilt routinely undergoes third-party audits to test and validate our strict security controls, including:
    • Vulnerability testing completed at least quarterly, mitigating all findings and retesting
    • Penetration testing at least annually, mitigating all findings and retesting
    • Annual security program audit, with quarterly review of results