Has your team started a new project but not had enough servers for development, QA, and performance testing environments? Does your business have predictable periods of higher and followed by lower workloads on HCL and IBM Informix? Are there challenges – perhaps capital expense approvals, or IT department scheduling conflicts – to getting a new HCL and IBM Informix server in the timeframe you need it?
If you answered ‘yes’ then you’re not alone. After talking with many customers at the recent International Informix User Group conference (http://www.iiug.org/iiugworld/) many businesses would struggle to respond to new hardware and software requests even in a matter of weeks let alone minutes! We’d all like to be able to expand the Informix capacity – add the necessary servers when needed – and similarly shrink the capacity when it is no longer prudent, but the reality is this just isn’t easy.
The HCL Informix team can’t give your IT department more personnel or change your approval process, but we can do something – make HCL and IBM Informix available in a cloud-based datacenter near you. Leading cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and IBM Cloud already streamline the purchase and fulfillment of orders within minutes. And now you can order the HCL Informix software in those cloud platforms on-demand!
You can get HCL Informix with a flexible, on-demand licensing mechanism that lets you pay only for what you use, billed by the hour. Ordering gives you the latest version of HCL Informix, on a Linux operating system, already installed, configured, up and running. Also, HCL Informix Technical Support is included as well as the option to upgrade to any future release.
Learn more about HCL Informix on the Cloud and get started today by visiting https://www.hcltech.com/products-and-platforms/informix/informix-on-cloud.
Author: Nick Geib
Software Engineer, HCL Technologies
Note: Informix is a trademark of IBM Corporation in at least one jurisdiction and is used under license.