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Will self-hosting be required, and if so, what will this cost? Will trainers or implementation consultants be required, at cost, to get the LMS up and running? Will internal or external developers be required to modify the LMS? Who is responsible for LMS upgrades? Will upgrading and testing result in costly downtime? The true costs of implementing, hosting, modifying, operating, updating the LMS should be transparent. It's difficult to quantify just how much Canvas has saved us, but the amount has been appreciable. BEN NEISWENDER Learning Tech Facilitator at Westminster College Choosing a Learning Management System 9 If self-hosting is required, don't forget to factor in the costs of server hardware, server software, LMS licenses, physical space devoted to a server room, security, backup and disaster recovery and/or IT support staff. Our solution saves businesses the costs, time, energy, and stress of maintaining up-to-date, secure, and reliable LMS servers. Canvas includes native to the cloud LMS hosting, offering businesses unparalleled reliability, security, and uptime. Native cloud apps don't have versions (think Gmail); they stay up-to-date and change gradually, which means less disruption for your users. Canvas' multi-tenant architecture takes advantage of Amazon Web Services to provide automated provisioning under heavy load, data redundancy and failover across geographies, and hands-free updates requiring no downtime. True Costs The Benefits of Canvas LMS Ask the LMS provider:

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