As a Valsight Cloud user, you don't have to worry about setup, backup and operation of your Valsight application.
If you want to integrate with your on-premise (or cloud) infrastructure, refer to the following overview of communication channels.
Single-Sign On via SAML
Valsight supports your SAML2.0 Identity provider (e.g. Active directory or others) to provide authentication tokens. For the general flow of messages in SAML refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Assertion_Markup_Language .
Data Access via OData
You may choose to allow Valsight to read from your OData Sources, like SAP HANA or IBM TM1.
The access is done with via an encrypted HTTPS channel and you may limit access to specific Valsight IPs.