[Progress News] [Progress OpenEdge ABL] Progress Professional Services Team Introduces a New Progress Application Server (PAS) for OpenEdge Task Force

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Alex Oliveri

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 OE) 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 OE. In many cases, customers have attempted to implement PAS for OE 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 OE 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.

Optimize your PAS for OpenEdge Migration​

To ensure that the customer base is utilizing PAS for OE in an optimal way, the Services team has formed a PAS for OE 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 OE or to take a step back and ensure that their current PAS for OE 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 OE 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 OE.

Some configuration, settings, and advanced topics worthy of a deeper dive include:

  • Default settings and tuning
  • Folder-level permissions
  • Logging
  • Scripting and automation
  • Reverse Proxy
  • SSL best practices

Customized to Meet the Needs of Your Business​

The types of engagements can be very diverse. Your engagement can be customized based on your current state and PAS for OE 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 OE 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 OE, 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 OE technology.

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