Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Cloud’

Cloud-Hosting: When an End Marks a New Beginning

15. Juli 2020 Posted by Barry Rosen

About one year ago, we announced the end of support for Connections Cloud. That date has now arrived, and that cloud is no longer. With this ending, we also mark an exciting new beginning. Please visit our Cloud Hosting Master Service Providers center to learn more about their offerings. 

I could not be prouder of the job that these truly masterful providers and our teams at HCL and IBM have done.  Here’s a short list of the many accomplishments of the last year: 

  • Thousands of customers around the globe were contacted and plans tracked 
  • Delivered multi-tenant Connections code to CH-MSPs 
  • Hosted seven webinars with nearly 1500 attendees 
  • Migrated over 100 organizations that use Connections
  • Migrated more than 16 TB of Connections data

This has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the teams involved, all of the CH-MSPs, HCL Connections Development, HCL Digital Solutions Product Management, HCL Digital Solutions Marketing, HCL and IBM Support, HCL White Glove team, and all the IBM and HCL people that worked so hard to make this transition happen.  

If you are a customer who didn’t take the proactive steps necessary to migrate your date, please go here to see the terms of service. 

Thanks,
Barry Rosen
Director of HCL Cloud Hosting MSP Program

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Understanding Cloud Applications: Own Your Data and Get the Data Migration Help You Need Right Now with Prominic.NET

11. Juni 2020 Posted by Jon Schultz

Prominic.NET is an authorized HCL Cloud Partner based in the United States, providing enterprise-grade private cloud hosting for organizations worldwide. Unlike the major public cloud providers, we focus on dedicated, private-cloud environments whenever possible, with an emphasis on security and privacy.  

We Know Collaboration

For over 20 years, Prominic has been providing enterprise-grade cloud hosting for custom Domino applications, email, Sametime, and now Connections at data centers in North America fully owned and controlled by us.  

We intimately understand the hardware and cloud resources needed to deliver smooth and fast performance. We know how to secure your environment properly, how to protect it from data loss, the configuration and administration best practices to implement, and how to troubleshoot when something goes bump. We also have an incredibly deep relationship with HCL, both to support them and provide front-line feedback as well as to advocate for you.  

We Respect Your Data Privacy  

We host our customers’ dedicated Domino environments in their own private cloud, in a way that respects and honors our customers’ data ownership and need for confidentiality. Unlike some other big cloud providers, we’re not mining your data to serve you ads or sell to third parties.  

Your mail isn’t on a shared, multi-tenant service like IBM SmartCloud Notes. Your Domino apps are under your full control, with no restrictions on what you can run, what you create, and what external systems and programs you need to integrate with.  

We are not powered by IBM Softlayer, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, or any other public cloud provider. We operate on our own platform in our own data centers. All of our customers’ (and their customers’) data is hosted by us directly but controlled by them.  

We also have a dedicated compliance officer who trains our staff on best practices, and we undergo (and pass) an annual SSAE-18 SOC 2 Type 2 audit.  

This means that your data is in a stable and secure environment with a provider that provides one thing: high-quality cloud hosting and server management. We don’t mine your data nor snoop on your code; we respect you and the privacy of your data, and we care about your business.  

We Own Our Data Centers  

Prominic has invested a considerable amount of time and passion into building our own data center infrastructure to support our clients. This is the cornerstone of our commitment to security and privacy.  

First and foremost, this means we are flexible and responsive to the unique and ever-changing technical needs of our customers. Also, because we operate as a lean and flat organization, we don’t have to go through layers of management bureaucracy to get something updated or changed for you. If something needs to be done and we mutually agree on the plan, we do it.  

We don’t have to deal with Softlayer or AWS or some other third-party hosting company if we need to fix something or take a look at a system to improve performance. We also know exactly where your data is located in any of our data centers, providing accountability and peace-of-mind.  

An Integral Part othe Domino Community  

We have been very actively involved in the Domino community since our humble beginning on the campus of The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1998. Our team has served on boards of ​OpenNTF​ and the ​Penumbra Group​ and continue to be involved in all things Domino. We provide hosting for several Domino user groups, conferences (​CollabSphere​, ​Engage), open-source associations, HCL Masters and more.  

Why is that important? Because we know the HCL Domino ecosystem very well and we can not only recommend appropriate solutions developed by others in our field, but also refer you to the exact right people as needed. We’re all-in with HCL and the Iris/Lotus/IBM/HCL suite of collaboration solutions.  

Making the Switch from IBM SmartCloud Notes and IBM Connections Cloud  

Prominic is currently the only HCL Authorized Cloud Provider in North America for Domino, Volt, Sametime, and Connections, and will continue to provide services to customers worldwide.  

We’re currently focused on providing assistance in migrating companies from IBM’s cloud to ours, and we’re working closely with customers, HCL, and the IBM offboarding team.  

If you need to migrate your Notes/Verse mail, Domino applications, or Connections off IBM’s cloud by the July 2020 deadline, contact us as soon as possible. Just shoot us an email at ​Sales@Prominic.NET​ or give us a call at +1.217.356.2888. We are always happy to hear from those passionate about HCL Domino, Sametime, Connections, and related products, and if there is something you need help with, we’re happy to assist.

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Umziehen in die HCL Cloud – JETZT!

26. März 2020 Posted by Gerda Marx

Die Zeit läuft: Noch knapp 3 Monate, bis die Smart Cloud für Connections von IBM abgeschaltet wird. Nach dem 16. Juli 2020 gibt es keinen Zugriff mehr auf die dort gespeicherten Daten. Folgende Produkte sind davon betroffen: Domino Apps in der Cloud Connections Cloud Smart Cloud Notizen Verse HCL [...]

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HCL gibt MSP Partner für die Cloud bekannt

20. November 2019 Posted by Gerda Marx

Kurz nach der Übernahme der ICS Sparte am 1. Juli 2019 gab HCL bekannt, dass die IBM Smart Cloud für Connections am 16.07.2020 abgeschaltet wird. Man versprach den Kunden, Lösungen zu finden und sie bei der Migration zu unterstützen. Am 30.10. wurden in einem Webcast nun die ersten HCL [...]

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Neue Information von HCL zur Cloud

26. September 2019 Posted by Gerda Marx

Kurz nach der Übernahme der ICS Sparte von IBM teilte HCL mit, dass sie die Smart Cloud für Connections zum 16.Juli 2020 beenden werden. Die Cloud wäre wichtig für die Zukunft, müsse aber anders strukturiert sein, lautete es. Letzte Woche gab HCL ein Update zur Cloud Strategie heraus. HCL möchte [...]

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Update on HCL Acquisition of IBM Collaboration Portfolio

16. Juli 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

HCL is pleased to have completed the acquisition of IBM’s Collaboration offerings, fulfilling a key step in building a robust Digital Solutions portfolio.  We are excited about the future. Our goal is to provide our customers with a better-connected business by providing integration, personalization, and openness. By doing so, we will better connect the elements of your business, and help you harness the power of your business outcomes, data and people for a richer Digital Enterprise. You can read the press release here.

In the weeks ahead, HCL will share our vision for the Digital Solutions portfolio, and the four product pillars – Domino, Connections, Digital Experience and Sametime. Achieving that vision requires continued technology decisions and adjustments to align the portfolio strategy. 
 
At HCL, we know cloud, and on-premises, are both important delivery options for our customers today, and they each remain pillars of our foundation for the future.   While the IBM approach to delivering the Collaboration portfolio via IBM SoftLayer has many great elements, the HCL vision calls for a roadmap that delivers increased flexibility, ability to integrate across multiple cloud services, and an ongoing product velocity and innovation.  
 
By taking a modern approach, HCL can deliver results and business outcomes that are critical to your organization – that can scale to meet our customers’ demands as your businesses evolve. Consequently, we’d like to expand upon the way our customers can enjoy our Digital Solutions by providing our customers with your choice of the cloud:

  • HCL Cloud – An agnostic SaaS platform that can leverage best in class Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings while creating an open, flexible service that integrates with industry-leading technologies. 
  • Private Cloud – Continuing with our commitment to on-premises, HCL will optimize its deployment strategy to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership and better enable adoption of our latest and greatest software releases via continuous delivery. Specifically, for Connections, Sametime, and Domino deployed for both mail and applications.  
  • Partner-led Cloud – Our business partners are masters of deployment, support, and enablement of the Connections Collaboration portfolio.  By enabling them to deploy, provision, and support their own cloud local to you, our customers will have new opportunities to leverage a cloud deployment while keeping their data close and seeking geo and industry-specific certifications that matter to their businesses, specifically, for Connections, Sametime and Domino.  

This has implications for our existing cloud customers. As is documented at the End of Marketing/End of Service announcement on HCL.comeffective immediately, HCL will no longer sell new subscriptions to Connections Cloud and Domino Apps on Cloud (DAC) services. Accordingly, the services will end on July 16, 2020.  
 
Naturally, existing customers may purchase additional seats as needed to remain compliant with their license agreements for the remainder of the period of service.

  • The Connections Cloud offerings include SmartCloud Notes & Verse, Connections, Engagement Center, Docs, and Sametime.
  • HCL will continue to maintain the current Connections Cloud environment to the standards to which you have contracted until that end of service date.  There will be no further enhancements made during this period, with the exception of critical fixes and security updates.

 For the Domino portfolio, specifically:
 
Based on our analysis of the market, mail will continue to be a core capability of the Domino platform for the foreseeable future. However, to drive greater innovation and velocity across all deployment options, HCL has no plans to provide a like for like replacement for Smart Cloud Notes or Verse on Cloud. Instead, clients will be invited to transition to their own private cloud, or partner-led cloud solution using the latest release of Domino and Verse on-premises. 
 
In summary:
HCL is excited about the future of the Digital Solutions portfolio for both on-premises and cloud. In the coming weeks and months, you will learn more about our vision and strategy, which will position us to greater product velocity and innovation.
 
We are bringing you this message today because we want to be transparent and open with our customers, HCL Masters and business partners.  We plan to provide you with advice on appropriate migration strategies to the new HCLapproach we’ve just discussed or back to an on-premises deployment.
 
HCL has a wealth of experience in outsourcing, partnering and services led solutions where we work with our clients to ensure least disruptive outcomes as they wish to transition from their use of an IBM Cloud offering to our modern HCL stack.  We are confident that this investment in our future will magnify the success of our customers.
 
At HCL, we value your business, and we know you will have questions. We want to hear from you, so please reach out to us or contact your HCL sales representative with your questions. 

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