More and more enterprise applications are moving to the cloud. They do this for many reasons including increased security, better access, reduced personnel, equipment cost avoidance, facility savings including utilities. The cloud provides business flexibility and agility as well as the ability to survive disasters.

It is important to note that true SaaS is NOT hosting.  SaaS eliminates the need to manage everything except for the data. According to Gartner, there are 8 key areas involved in the delivery of a software application:

  1. Data Center
  2. Network & Storage
  3. Physical Servers
  4. Virtualization
  5. Operating System
  6. Databases
  7. Application
  8. Data

Items 1-7 are all taken care of by the Cloud Provider and Managed Service Provider.  This changes your capital expenditures (Capex) to an operational expenditure (Opex).  Think of it like a telephone.  You pick up the receiver and you expect the dial-tone.  Maximo Software as a Service (MaaS) is a solution to access your Maximo system remotely from your place of business or anywhere else as if it was in your own facility. You simply access the Maximo system via your web browser but the system resides on top-notch hardware protected with military grade protection with guaranteed up times.

We understand that it can be a daunting proposition to move enterprise systems, such as IBM Maximo, from on-site to a hosted solution. That is why ITS built a distinct practice to offer our clients the most flexible Maximo cloud hosting solutions in the industry.

ITS also has solutions that enable you to manage your own system or if you desire ITS can manage the system as part of our Maximo 911 service.

Flexible Maximo Cloud

  • Maximo as a Service (MaaS) – Using a Bring your own License (BYOL) or Maximo Leased License model, ITS is able to host Maximo in a robust and redundant environment. Hardware is replaced on a schedule so that you are always on the latest technologies. This is a great way to have your system hosted and managed and take the worry out of doing it yourself. We are able to move your environment to the Cloud with limited disruption. To keep in good standing with IBM licensing requirements, our customers must be covered by valid software licenses of Maximo, even with Maximo as a Service. Licensing options are quite flexible with our solution. We are able to offer clients 3 different licensing options: ITS Provided, Client Provided (a.k.a. Bring Your Own License), or blending of the two options. No matter the license model employed, everyone receives the same stellar managed Software as a Service experience from ITS!
  • Pay as you go pricing – Maximo is hosted on the IBM SoftLayer infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which IBM acquired in 2013 for $2 billion dollars. Organizations pay a per-user, per-month fee. While not as customizable as other Maximo solutions, this option is great if you have a fairly simple setup. Utilizing IaaS frees you from hardware support and maintenance.
  • Hybrid Hosting – ITS can provide a hybrid cloud model, which combines your on-premise data center with our hosted solutions. You have the flexibility you need for your Maximo infrastructure. We will work directly with you to design the solution that works best for your particular situation and price point.
  • Bring your own equipment – Some clients have made a significant investment in their equipment and want to maintain ownership. However, they also want the reliability of cloud connectivity. ITS will host your equipment in one of our robust, secure data centers for a monthly fee. You have the option of managing the equipment yourself or having certified ITS professionals manage it for you.
  • Host Maximo on ITS equipment – ITS utilizes a reliable, enterprise-class infrastructure to host your application. This frees you from worrying about the underlying operating systems and support functions. ITS will manage the system from the ground up and take care of all aspects of the system for you.

At ITS, one of our primary goals is to give you a great Maximo experience. We want to design a solution that is perfect for you, your business requirements, and your budget.