Companies are migrating their tools, services, and resources to the cloud at a very high rate. There are several reasons that hosting in the cloud is better than hosting on-premise. When it comes to your IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) system, moving to the cloud is usually a smart move. You will need help with the migration process, but then you will be able to reap the benefits of a cloud-based ELM. ClearObject offers services that help their clients migrate to the cloud with a smooth transition that results in more convenient access to their management tools. ClearObject recommends that clients move to the cloud now for better security and improved agility.
The cloud is simply large servers that are accessible via the internet to many users. Most users have very restricted access to their data within the cloud since there is plenty of security in place to keep unwanted eyes out. Rather than physically maintaining on-premise servers themselves, companies can store much of their information in the cloud.
Moving to the cloud won’t disrupt any of your current ELM settings; you will still have all of your data, projects, descriptions, and reports. Even though migrating will require an IBM support professional, like ClearObject, you will still be able to run the system yourself after migration. Everything will stay the same on the cloud, except where the data is being stored.
It might seem like a hassle to migrate your system. However, despite the inconvenience, migrating offers a lot of benefits. When your ELM is in the cloud, you will have more agility and control. Here are the big reasons that a move to the cloud is beneficial for engineers and developers using IBM ELM.
Your application will be less vulnerable to cyberattacks, natural disasters, and equipment failure in the cloud. A provider that offers a strong network will keep your ELM protected with top security and regular maintenance.
It’s easier to add storage space or reduce it as needed when you are in the cloud. When you are using an on-premise server, you are stuck adding or removing physical hardware to keep up with the storage demand as it changes. Most providers have a monthly subscription that allows you to change when your needs change, so they grow with you.
Disaster Recovery Safeguard
The cloud isn’t in your physical location. It is usually backed up, so it isn’t in one physical location anywhere. If a fire or storm knocks out your physical office, you won’t lose any data stored in the cloud. Secure storage enables you to get right back up and going as soon as you have access to the internet. Typically, a provider will have a disaster recovery plan ready to go in case of an emergency. It’s best to plan for success but prepare for potential disasters.
Whether you want remote access to your ELM or just want reliable access, moving to the cloud makes it easier to get to your tools. With ELM in the cloud, you will be able to access your information from anywhere that offers an internet connection. This makes it easier to integrate for your employees – especially remote ones or developers trying to access information on the go.
Transparency and Collaboration
When your entire team can access the ELM regardless of location, you open the doors to collaboration without physical boundaries. You can even give access to freelancers, consultants, or clients without requiring them to be on site. Your teams will have more visibility regarding what’s happening with the project at any given time.
Moving your IBM ELM to the cloud requires the IBM operations team. As a trusted IBM and Google Cloud Platform partner, ClearObject helps clients get the most out of the ELM system with IBM ELM Managed Services by ClearObject.
Operating as an IBM partner since 2010, ClearObject has been one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the Indianapolis area. ClearObject is the sole managed services provider for IBM Saas.