On-Premise or Cloud Migration

Famsoft excels in assisting customers migrate their applications and databases from one platform to another. Over the years, we have developed a low risk, high success methodology for executing cross-platform migrations based upon which we have successfully migrated several customers.

As companies grow, they are frequently faced with the issue of increasing data. They want to have better systems, those that are more stable, powerful and secure. There are a number of hardware choices available in the market today. Famsoft helps businesses evaluate if they should have on-premise hardware or use platform as a service in the cloud. If the decision is to have hardware on premise, Famsoft assists customers in selecting the right hardware for their business needs. We take into account their current infrastructure; business model and future business expansion plans.

While Cloud-based ERP systems have become popular nowadays, there are many reasons why a company might choose a traditional on-premise system. The cloud software is hosted on the vendor's servers and accessed remotely through a web browser or mobile phone. On-premise software is installed locally, on a company's own servers. Some companies get hybrid deployments which is a combination of on-premise and cloud computing models.

While cloud software is priced under a monthly or annual subscription and taken as an operating expense, on-premise software is priced under a one-time perpetual license fee as a capital expense with recurring expenses for updates and support. Thus cloud ERP has cheaper and predictable expense with no additional hardware expense. With a traditional on-premise system, clients end up paying more money up front. Reputable cloud vendors have adopted strict standards to keep data safe. However, at the end of the day, for cloud ERP, data security is in the hands of the vendor and some customers may not be at peace with this fact. Security is usually the top concern of ERP customers due to the critical nature of the information stored including client information, employee information, financial, trade secrets, and more. On-premise ERP systems generally do not have easy mobile access but most cloud systems enable easy mobile access which also comes with greater security concerns. Also, cloud ERP offers greater stability and updates in addition to shorter implementation time but is less customizable. On-premise systems are easily customizable - an advantage that organizations with unique core process can avail.

As explained, there are a lot of choices for businesses when choosing an ERP system. The advantages of cloud ERP are subscription model with no upfront cost, faster implementation and easy mobile access while the advantages of an on-premise system are greater data security, easy customization and control.

For companies considering either on-premise or cloud migration, a lot of factors must be taken into account, from the rewards vs. risks, to the hardware choice, cloud service model and provider that is right for your business. As a company that has been helping businesses with data migration, Famsoft can help you decide what is the best choice for your business and suggest a customized list of suitable vendors to fulfill your requirements.

One of the most important questions that comes up during the hardware or cloud decision is what does it take to migrate the company’s vital data onto the new hardware? How much does it cost? How long does it take? After the migration, how sure are we of the data validation? Famsoft can help you with the migration efforts. The migration solution is designed to accomplish the following:

  • Migrate mission-critical databases and applications from one operating system platform to another in a very short period of time.

  • Facilitate the collection of processes and procedures for converting the data in the source database to reflect a specific release of the destination database server independent of the platform.

  • Cover the complete life cycle of the migration process which includes preparation for migration, preservation of the destination database, data migration from the source database to the destination database and post-migration maintenance tasks.
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"Famsoft was selected by Netflix to migrate key Oracle databases and applications from Sun Solaris to IBM's AIX operating system. Famsoft was selected for this project because of their proven experience in migrating cross-platform, mission-critical Oracle databases in a relatively short period of time. The database migration project was a complete success. All critical databases supporting Netflix's business applications were migrated without any issues. Famsoft's data migration methodology and their proprietary software for migration and validation of data were the key elements for a successful migration of business application databases including Netflix's web site and Oracle 11i applications." VP, IT Operations, Netflix, Inc.

"Viking Range engaged IBM Advanced Business Partner FamSoft to consolidate its numerous Sun Microsystems servers onto IBM Power 750 Express servers with separate logical partitions (LPARs) running the IBM AIX 6 operating system. The business partner provided remote operation to help the client migrate its Oracle applications and database to the new Power Systems platform. With POWER7 processor technology, the new Power Systems servers deliver increased processing power and speed to manage the client's workloads." Director, IT, Viking Range Corporation

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