Progress OpenEdge experts launch a new task force to help businesses optimize migrations to the Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge.
Over the last several years, Progress Professional Services in North America has participated in dozens of Progress Application Server for OpenEdge (PAS for OpenEdge) migrations and implementations. During such engagements, it became obvious that there were many common misconceptions concerning best practices and patterns that should be established during the move to PAS for OpenEdge. In many cases, customers have attempted to implement PAS for OpenEdge similar to their OpenEdge Classic Application Server implementation which is highly ill-advised.
Fortunately, many of the Progress Professional Services team members possess a ton of hands-on experience that covers a multitude of various use cases. For example, PAS for OpenEdge may be implemented to take advantage of one or more of the following benefits: performance, scalability, security, third-party integrations, API first strategy, containerization, and cloud readiness.
To ensure that the customer base is utilizing PAS for OpenEdge in an optimal way, the Services team has formed a PAS for OpenEdge Task Force. The mission of this task force is to share all the best practices that have been established as customers either begin the process of migrating to PAS for OpenEdge or to take a step back and ensure that their current PAS for OpenEdge implementation is optimized.
The task force is led by Chad Thomson, Senior Principal Consultant. He has taken the lead to create and implement all things best practices for PAS for OpenEdge This team has accumulated a plethora of information that is extremely beneficial to companies that have implemented or are in the process of implementing PAS for OpenEdge.
Some configuration, settings, and advanced topics worthy of a deeper dive include:
The types of engagements can be very diverse. Your engagement can be customized based on your current state and PAS for OpenEdge usage. In addition, these engagements can be short term, possibly in the form of a health check performed within a week or two or it can be spread over a larger period of time where the Progress Services team can coach, mentor, and then check-in within regularly scheduled intervals to make sure that things are operating as required.
Progress Application Server for OpenEdge is a very foundational and powerful technology. It is far more advanced and powerful than the Progress Classic Application Server. The PAS for OpenEdge Task Force has been formed to ensure that companies are optimizing this technology and using it in an optimal way.
If you have any doubts or questions about your implementation of PAS for OpenEdge, please reach out to your Services Sales Rep. Our team will be happy to schedule a discovery call, to understand the best way that we can ensure that you are getting the maximum benefit from the PAS for OpenEdge technology.
To learn more about PAS for OpenEdge, register for our webinar on January 27, where members of the task force will discuss real-world lessons learned by helping customers.
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