There are several differences. Exess is a web-based system which means your information is stored on the web, not in a cloud. This means the data is stored on a physical server here in NZ which is accessed through logging into the website. This ensures data security better than a cloud-based storage.
|On demand self-service||Exess is set-up for each organisation, no self-service|
|Location transparent resource pooling||Exess is one site on one server. That server is a physical machine at a physical address|
|Rapid elasticity||Exess needs work to make it scalable – moving the data to a dedicated machine, changing how sessions work, etc., etc|