Portal for ArcGIS Now a Standard Esri Server Product
Enables Users to Deploy ArcGIS Online Capabilities on In-House Server Platforms
Over the past year, Esri has installed a number of on-premises implementations of Portal for ArcGIS. These have been custom implementations done by an Esri Professional Services team. At 10.2, this technology has been turned into a standard product that can be easily set up by any user, immediately integrating ArcGIS server technology and providing complete geospatial content management for organizations. This technology provides a front end for ArcGIS for Server with dozens of easy-to-use apps and full integration with ArcGIS for Desktop. It also provides an open mapping and analysis platform integrated with standard enterprise IT infrastructure, including e-mail, search, business intelligence systems, SharePoint, and Office. It is accessible from any device platform or web client.
Esri is licensing this technology by a named user model similar to ArcGIS Online, permitting low cost and flexible deployment of the services.
See also "ArcGIS 10.2 Brings Transformational Capabilities to Users."
Using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Portal
Bern Szukalski discusses and demonstrates what's coming in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Portal.