Today, it seems everyone is moving to the cloud, and there are some very compelling reasons for it. The benefits of the cloud are well documented and include allowing you to: scale up and down your workloads, enable load balancing, high availability, backups, disaster recovery and monitoring. All of this functionality is available from a single user interface.
While it makes a lot of sense to start planning to move your IBM FileNet or Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD) system into the cloud, there are also a few things to keep in mind when considering migrating your system. It is important to perform a thorough and detailed analysis of your current FileNet or CMOD environment, including:
Integrations Points: What are you currently integrating with? When you move to the cloud, will the way you are integrated need to change?
Custom Applications: What custom applications are you currently using?
Storage: How will you move your storage to the cloud? There are options for moving significant amounts of data, but also costs associated with those options. You will need to account for the time and cost to move your storage into the cloud.
Security/Compliance: What are your requirements around PCI, HIPAA, and overall general security? You will need to take the necessary steps to make sure your workload is secure in the cloud.
Cloud Comfort Level Experience: How much cloud experience does your team have? Do you trust that they have enough experience to properly secure and maintain a cloud infrastructure?