IBM Analytics Cloud Migrations - Frea Consulting

IBM Cognos Analytics Cloud Migration Specialists

Are you moving Cognos to AWS or Azure?

We’ve migrated many clients from on-premises to Amazon Web Services or Azure based platforms, whether you need a virtual private cloud platform or public-facing system, we can help.

In-fact, in a previous life, we built, hosted and managed multiple IBM Analytics clients in our purpose-built AWS platform.

We made use of Amazon Workspaces to provide thick-client access and direct-web access from the end-users desktops for the web clients and Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel.

 

Which IBM Analytics software can move to cloud?

The good news is that all of the core products work well in a cloud hosted platform.  Just like on-premises installations, it’s all about sizing the servers properly.

  • IBM Cognos Analytics
  • IBM Planning Analytics
  • IBM Cognos Controller
  • IBM Cognos Planning

All of the above products can be installed however you need it, meaning you can easily integrate products, perhaps in a much more bespoke way than the IBM SaaS offering.

Because there are more than a few “traditional” client applications between the different IBM Analytics products, it’s really important to consider a remote desktop solution for your end-users.

In AWS, one of the best options is Workspaces, but in Azure, it’s likely to be Windows Virtual Desktop.  But many clients are deploying RDS and Citrix within their cloud environments which works well.

Looking for an IBM Cognos Managed Service?

Do you need a managed service to keep your IBM Analytics platform running well?

Perhaps you’re wanting to make sure problems are resolved as quickly as possible, with minimum interaction between your IT team and IBM Support.

If this sounds like you, our Managed Service Support could help.