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The Practitioners (Redux) on August 11 - Moving To The Cloud? Do You Have the Right Architecture?

By DAVID Jenness posted Thu August 04, 2022 05:44 PM


The first episode of “The Practitioners” – a new monthly series that puts an IBM Automation expert in the spotlight to answer user questions – featured Mike Winter, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Software Architect for IBM Content Services and longtime FileNet SME. Sponsored by the Public Sector User Group, but open to all IBM Automation users, the topic for Mike was "Optimizing architecture to build a Hybrid Cloud environment for Content Services."

Mike Winter, IBM Distinguished Engineer

The questions came in fast and furious and Mike handled it all with his usual professional demeanor. In fact, there were so many questions that the group has decided to invite Mike back to pick up where he left off and make sure no question is left behind. 

Let’s do this! 

Join us Thursday, August 11 at 12 Noon ET for “The Practitioners: Hybrid Architectures Part 2.”  Click here and then click RSVP and you’ll get the link to join us August 11. 

Mike shared three essential strategies for migrating Content to the Cloud, using an easy-to-understand diagram.  We will once again start with this view, spending a good amount of time on the third option: Moving Applications to the Cloud, while keeping Content on premises.  Many Public Sector users have expressed hesitancy to move their content to the cloud, but most are eager to learn the benefits of moving applications, or even Development and Test environments.

                                       This diagram shows three approaches to Cloud migration.

Here are some of the questions that were posed to Mike in the first session. I post them as both a preview of the topics to be covered, but also inspiration. Anyone is invited to add their question(s) in the thread below.

  • How do we retain our content on-premises, yet have our applications in the Cloud?
  • Are the functionality & organizational benefits of leveraging BA capabilities in the cloud as opposed to deploying these capabilities on prem.
  • Are there cost savings from deploying BA capabilities in the cloud?
  • How do we migrate our custom applications along with the core FileNet?
  • How do we replicate a traditional Dev, QA, STG, Prod style environment. Are the all-in-one Open Shift cluster, separate clusters?
  • Do you find that there are challenges by having a separate distinct architecture for development vs. production?
  • How are data residency requirements considered (or ARE they EVER considered) from a regulatory/governance standpoint when considering cloud storage?
  • Are there realistic options for hosting data in specific geographies?
  • What does the licensing model for IBM Content Services look like in the cloud?

Be sure to add your questions below or copy and paste one from above to “second” the question and we’ll raise its priority.

I hope to see you there!

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Thu August 04, 2022 05:54 PM

Put your questions here: