Running from the cloud is great if you’ve got lots of users and they need access from lots of locations. After in-depth experimentation we decided not to make Herschel cloud based.
Our customers are small to medium sized businesses with up to around 30 users, all in one location, so hosting Herschel in-house makes more sense. Also, by making Herschel run locally, we can make it much, much. much faster and provide features (such as multiple live windows and automatic data refreshes) that are tricky, if not impossible to do online.
If you do have users who need to access Herschel from a remote location, its small footprint means it works perfectly with software such as GoToMyPC.
So you can get the best of both worlds!