Starting with the 8.6.0 release, Ad Astra can now import the required Banner, PeopleSoft, and DegreeWorks Platinum Analytics data without the need for a VPN connection to the specific Banner SIS, PeopleSoft SIS, or DegreeWorks degree audit system. This alternate import solution involves installing and running a "data ingestion agent" in the local environment. When the DIA runs, it ingests required Platinum Analytics data from the SIS source data and pushes the data to the Astra Cloud. Once the data is received by Ad Astra, the data is restored so that it can be imported to Ad Astra for Platinum Analytics use.
For additional ingestion agent details, please review the Read Me documentation at https://hub.docker.com/r/adastradev/data-ingestion-agent/ or contact Ad Astra for more information.