OnBase: On-Premises vs. Public Cloud vs. Hyland Cloud
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
As we’ve covered in our blog here, there are many reasons to migrate OnBase to the cloud. You might be looking for improved reliability, reduced hardware costs, or better scalability.
Of course, you have options when moving OnBase to the cloud. You can outsource the maintenance of your servers to a generic cloud provider, or you can go one step farther and purchase OnBase in a Software as a Service model from Hyland, the creators of OnBase.
Which choice will work best for you? See how each OnBase option compares below.
Comparing Your OnBase Options
The table below provides an overview of the services and value provided by the public cloud providers (for example, Microsoft Azure) and Hyland Cloud options compared with hosting OnBase on-premises.
Important Tasks in your OnBase Deployment
Everything in Your Hands
|Public Cloud: |
Outsource Server Management
|Hyland Cloud: |
True Software as a Service (SaaS)
|Selection of server size and capability||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI||Hyland|
|Installation and maintenance of server operating systems||Customer||Public Cloud Service||Hyland|
|Patching and upgrading server operating systems||Customer||Public Cloud Service||Hyland|
|Database server sizing and configuration||Customer||Customer||Hyland|
|Installation of OnBase server components||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI||Hyland|
|Upgrades to OnBase server components||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI||Hyland|
|OnBase version upgrade scheduling||Customer||Customer||Customer|
|Disaster Recovery configuration, maintenance, and testing||Customer||Customer and Public Cloud Service||Hyland|
|User management and security design||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI|
|Designing and expanding the OnBase solution||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI||Customer and ISSI|
|Security compliance, audits, and ongoing testing||Customer||Customer and Public Cloud Service||Hyland|
|Service monitoring and incident management||Customer||Customer and Public Cloud Service||Hyland|
|Ownership of all stored data||Customer||Customer||Customer|
Get Started Today
For some people, migrating OnBase to the cloud is inevitable as the time and cost to maintain it onsite becomes increasingly difficult to justify. Migrating to a public cloud such as Microsoft Azure can make sense for some but that path still requires a lot of investments from in-house IT. In our opinion, migrating to the Hyland Cloud offers the greatest flexibility and functionality for the lowest cost and IT time commitment.
If you’re not sure what OnBase document management software will work best for your organization, contact the OnBase experts at ISSI. We will help you weigh the pros and migrate to whichever option you choose.