SystemLink™ Cloud: An Overview


What is SystemLink Cloud?

Developing distributed applications typically requires configuring and managing web server and database infrastructure. NI is removing this obstacle to solution delivery with SystemLink Cloud for data visualization. It is an NI-hosted service in a secure, scalable cloud-computing environment that removes the need for additional hardware to maintain server infrastructure and manage web server configuration and security. With SystemLink Cloud, development teams can use the configuration-based Dashboard Builder and integrate with WebVIs to easily share their measurement data and insights with stakeholders in a global and mobile-friendly yet secure way.

Key features include:

  • Web Application HostingCreate custom web applications with the G Web Development Software and quickly deploy them to the cloud for others to access them with a browser; you do not need plug-ins or installers.
  • Tag and Message Data ServicesIntuitively move data from your devices to the cloud using secure and scalable industry-standard technology with APIs for tag and message data.
  • Dashboard BuilderCreate drag-and-drop, web-based dashboards to monitor communication between the cloud and existing applications to provide instantaneous access to live systems and tests.


SystemLink Cloud Access

You have two ways to access SystemLink Cloud.

First, SystemLink Cloud is an included entitlement for SystemLink Server or G Web Development Software license holders if they have an active NI software subscription license or service agreement.

Second, you can purchase a stand-alone license for SystemLink Cloud, perhaps for one of the following scenarios:

  • An NI Partner or third party develops the WebVIs and the end user simply needs to host that web application on SystemLink Cloud. With a stand-alone license for SystemLink Cloud, the end user has the authority to share the application with others instead of the partner managing that themselves.
  • A team sharing one SystemLink Server software package wants several users to access SystemLink Cloud for data visualization hosting and authoring capabilities.
  • LabVIEW users want a simple dashboard to quickly visualize and monitor their measurement data on the web via SystemLink Cloud’s dashboarding capabilities. They need neither customized web user interfaces from the G Web Development Software nor the functionality of an entire SystemLink Server software package.


Integration With SystemLink

You can use SystemLink Cloud to host dashboards created in SystemLink or WebVIs hosted by SystemLink in the cloud. Essentially, SystemLink Cloud supports a subset of SystemLink functionality. You cannot host SystemLink Server on SystemLink Cloud. It does not support other SystemLink functionality such as systems management, software deployment, prebuilt health monitoring and test insights, and DataFinder or Analysis Server tasks.


Integration With the G Web Development Software

You can use SystemLink Cloud to host WebVIs created in the G Web Development Software in the cloud. 



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Learn more about using G Web Development software and LabVIEW to create web applications for remote access to your tests.