Migrating an existing provisioning system always becomes a red-hot topic once a vendor becomes acquired by another vendor. In these situations - like the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle, of Novell by NetIQ, of Völcker by Quest Software and all the other acquisitions we’ve seen in the past - customers are anxious regarding the future roadmap and the impact on their own infrastructures. However, when looking at reality, there are far more situations in which organizations think about changing their provisioning system. The question then is: What to do? Where to migrate from here?
This report looks at the reasons for migration, the target state, the decision process, and the migration paths. It is the first in a series of KuppingerCole reports looking at migration of Identity Provisioning, the core part of most IAM (Identity and Access Management) infrastructures. Other reports will look in more detail on how to either migrate from a specific platform and the impact of doing that, or how to migrate to another platform.