The IAM system no longer meets legal requirements. Cybersecurity and
privacy regulation have become progressively tighter across all industries,
with new laws coming into effect every year.
Any number of reasons can contribute to a vendor decision to cease support
for the software powering your IAM system. When the end-of-life message
hits home, decisions must be made.
The legacy IAM system has become costly and inefficient to maintain. As new technologies emerge, the pool of tech talent available to keep up with the legacy IT ecosystem shrinks.
An aging IAM system cannot always maintain pace with changing integration
methods and authentication capabilities. Integration with modern applications or cloud services can become awkward, costly—sometimes even impossible.
A growing organization brings new challenges. User accounts, roles and
attributes may expand until the once-adequate IAM system reaches or
exceeds its limits. If the IAM system cannot perform at scale, problems with
management, slow logins or system limits can kick in.
Stricter standards for compliance require even tighter management of data suh as encryption throughout data lifecycles, audit trails, specific identity proofing and authentication requirements, and personal data protection.
Model-driven multi-cloud identity is a winning strategy for both technical and business stakeholders. Analysis and decisions happen based on a visual model that begins with a bird’s eye view of the current IAM ecosystem. Any new IAM-relevant component is automatically discovered and captured within this view. The new IAM system can also be represented, along with the proposed migration path from old to new. Once that path is clearly identified and defined, it will allow for repeatable and consistent provisioning, building on Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) standard tools and harmonizing with DevSecOps. Any optional middleware deployment will be visible at the architecture level.
Adopt a phased migration, keeping both old and new systems running in parallel, while migrating target applications one at a time and gradually decommissioning the old system, until everything is running in the new IAM system.
This method’s incremental approach gives you time to monitor the migration process step by step, ensuring the successful execution of each phase, while the services are still partly relying on the old system and running simultaneously with the new one.
If your organization is medium to large, assume that your IAM will be multi-cloud. Given the complexity of the cloud ecosystem, it’s unlikely that all requirements can be covered by a single vendor.
Going multi-cloud translates to a ‘best of breed’ approach, where you can mix and
match pure play solutions that are more in alignment with the IT ecosystem
as well as any budgetary constraints.
Our agile, no-code approach means that you can migrate legacy systems to the cloud without disrupting legacy applications or IAM services. We make it easy and efficient to roll out new capabilities in an incremental fashion, gaining support from stakeholders as the project is executed, and improving the user experience. Perhaps best of all, there’s no vendor lock-in at the end of the line.