I stay or should I RISE?
Ultimately, the decision between RISE or any prem comes down to the unique context and goals of your organization. However, there are a few key decision points to consider:
- OPEX vs CAPEX: Whether your company wants to avoid large upfront investments (any premise) or turn IT operations into an operational expense with predictable monthly fees (RISE).
- Full usage equivalents (FUEs): The minimum amount of FUEs for running RISE’s Private Cloud Edition is currently set at 60. For the Public Cloud edition, it is set at 35.
- Current landscape complexity: Not every system can be migrated or integrated with RISE (yet). However, this doesn’t have to be dealbreaker: your implementation partner can likely provide you with workarounds, e.g., a hybrid approach.
- Implementation type (greenfield or existing): For greenfield migrations, RISE Public Cloud makes the most sense. For brown- and BLUEFIELD™ migrations, private cloud – with its additional flexibility and the ability to postpone upgrades – might be the more obvious choice.
Of course, there are a lot more variables to consider, including the desired support flexibility, security, in-house expertise, etc. Your most important decision, therefore, is to pick an implementation partner who can accurately assess your unique situation and offer independent advice on the approach that works best for you.