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Plan your Upgrade to IBM InfoSphere MDM v12

IBM recently announced general availability for IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) v12  – so what does that mean for you?

First, consider if your current MDM version is still under support by IBM. 

If you are running IBM InfoSphere MDM v11.4 or earlier, end of support for those versions occurred on April 30, 2020, so you may already be out of support and in need of an upgrade.

If you are running MDM 11.5, end of support occurs April 30, 2023 – which is two years away.

Now is the time to start planning! 

Here are some recommendations to consider when planning your MDM upgrade:

Evaluate the Benefits of Migrating MDM to AWS Cloud

An upgrade often requires refreshed infrastructure, which  is the perfect opportunity to consider hosting MDM in the Cloud. IMT’s configuration and methodology for MDM on AWS Cloud offers significant benefits in reliability, scalability, agility, and security over on-premises installations. Also – IBM InfoSphere MDM v12 brings expanded support for container-based MDM deployments for Docker, Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift for fast and efficient Cloud deployments.

You can accelerate your upgrade planning and implementation processes to rapidly provision space in AWS rather than embarking on a lengthy physical hardware procurement process. You can also consider new licensing options for your database technology to take advantage of robust Cloud managed database features and to save costs. 

If you are not ready to go all-in on Cloud for production operations, another great option is to temporarily deploy AWS environments for development and testing before you upgrade your on-premises production environments. We can help you evaluate the costs and benefits of these and other options.

If you missed it – take the time to review our Start Planning Your MDM Migration to AWS On-Demand Webinar to hear more about the benefits and approaches we are taking with MDM on AWS.

Review Your MDM Support Needs

Upgrading IBM InfoSphere MDM ensures that you extend the basic level of software support you receive from IBM and stay compliant, which is always a good idea. However, it’s also important to consider any gaps with proactive MDM management and maintenance.

You may be lagging behind on with your current resources and staffing when it comes to keeping MDM services secure and available. It’s a good time to review IMT’s AMS Support Offerings to see which one can best enhance your organization’s value with MDM.      Whether you seek assistance with managing security, performance, regular maintenance, technical support, or require guidance from IMT experts, we have a program that will meet your needs.

Please contact your current account representative or Jim Dafnis, IMT Client Sales Leader at jim@imt.ca to learn more about how we can help you plan and execute your MDM upgrade and help you understand more about the value-added services IMT offers in AWS Cloud and Managed Support.

If you haven’t already – be sure to our other blog posts about the advantages migrating MDM to AWS and IMT’s Managed Services Offerings:

The Many Advantages of MDM on AWS

How IMT MDM Manage Services on AWS Can Optimize Your Uptime