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Do we have PPM SaaS option? Can we have PPM in AWS?

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Currently our company is migrating to cloud systems. Need help to understand if PPM has SaaS option or whether it supports AWS to host PPM?

 

Currently using PPM deployment 9.40 version

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Hi Sudeep,

My name is Mehul Shah and I am the SaaS Operations Lead here at Microfocus.

The short answer to your question is Yes. Microfocus PPM has a SaaS offering and we do host PPM in AWS . I completely agree with Etienne that SaaS customers have the benefit of annual upgrades performed by SaaS team along with all the support that is needed to maintain the application on day-to-day basis.

Please let me know if you have any additional or specific questions and I will be glad to answer them.

Thanks,
Mehul Shah
Microfocus SaaS Operation Lead

 

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Hi Sudeep,

There is a MF PPM SaaS offering, where migrating your instance and data from on-prem to SaaS is part of the deal. I expect some of our SaaS Wizards will come provide more information on this thread later.

If you want to host PPM on AWS yourself then it's also supported, but not on the version you're on, as it's only supported since PPM 9.52.
One of the advantages of going with the SaaS offering is that you'll get one upgrade per year as part of the standard offering, so you won't end up lagging behind on upgrades like you're doing now with a version that's more that's more than 3 years old.
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Hi Sudeep,

My name is Mehul Shah and I am the SaaS Operations Lead here at Microfocus.

The short answer to your question is Yes. Microfocus PPM has a SaaS offering and we do host PPM in AWS . I completely agree with Etienne that SaaS customers have the benefit of annual upgrades performed by SaaS team along with all the support that is needed to maintain the application on day-to-day basis.

Please let me know if you have any additional or specific questions and I will be glad to answer them.

Thanks,
Mehul Shah
Microfocus SaaS Operation Lead

 

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Thank you. Does PPM support in AWS as well?
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Yes, since PPM 9.52.
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@mehuland @Etienne_Canaud  , Thank you for the reply. That answered my question

I have a question too. If we install in AWS, will PPM DB (Oracle ) works with AWS, is that supported? Or do we need to have Oracle separate.

Any document for reference available?

Thanks

Sudeep

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We support running PPM on AWS with AWS RDS for Oracle. So you can host Oracle on AWS too.

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I'm sorry to jumo right in this, but where is the documentation of the support in AWS located?

Also, will there be support for Azure Cloud? Which kind of support?

 

Best regards,

Claudio

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Hi Claudio,

PPM is supported to run on AWS the same way it would run on a VM. That's how we run instances such as www.ppm-demo.com for example.

I've heard that one document on the gotchas of AWS deployment will be published by our expert in R&D in a couple of weeks, I'll share it here once we have it.

We also have PPM AMIs for AWS, but so far it's only used by our SaaS offering and isn't officially published. We have no official short term plan to publish it, but we also don't have any reason I know  of not to publish it if there's popular demand for it.

Regarding Azure, we will officially provide the same support for Azure as we have AWS (i.e. VM-like) in PPM 9.60, which is tentatively planned for release mid-March. We've already had PPM instances running on Azure for quite a few weeks for R&D certification, and we haven't met any noticeable issue so far, so if you need to run older versions of PPM (9.52+) on Azure without losing your Support, I assume this is something that can be arranged - but no guarantee as I'm from R&D and not from Support. 

Cheers,

Etienne.

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Thank you very much for your response Etienne. 

I was wondering aboutAMIs or scripted deployment of the instance. We are working an implementation for a client and they are trying to push for their private cloud with Azure. Since they want to use the cloud to its full capacity, we were wondering if it could be inserted into a DevOps pipeline with an ansible script or something of the like.

I'll be looking forward to the 9.6 release of PPM as well as the document you mentioned. 

Best regards,

Claudio

 

 

 

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Hello again Etienne. I'm back at this topic for only one question. Do you happen to know if there will be support for Azure Key Vault in the release of PPM 9.60?
Best regards,
Claudio
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Hi Claudio,

No, at this point we do not plan to leverage any of the exclusive features of Azure platform, just to host PPM on Azure the same way it would be hosted on a VM or on-prem.

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