Migrate Connections From IBM Connections Cloud
to Prominic

Easily transition your HCL Connections users from IBM Connections Cloud
to our official HCL Cloud Hosting MSP environment.


Prominic is THE destination for customers affected by the IBM Connections Cloud shutdown. We have been chosen to provide Connections cloud hosting services officially by HCL.

We will work with your organization to determine the best path forward to ensure a smooth migration off Connections Cloud.


Contact us today to get the process started! 


You own your HCL Connections data. We keep it safe and running smoothly.

Protected & Private

At Prominic, your Connections data will never be mined by your cloud provider. We respect the privacy of your data and employ the latest technologies to protect it. We house your Connections servers at our secure enterprise-grade data centers.

Always On

You can be sure that your Connections users can always access their collaboration environment by running it in our high-availability environment.

Migration Assistance

As a preferred Cloud MSP, we will help you transition your HCL Connections data from IBM Connection Cloud to our servers smoothly.

Dedicated Support

We have experienced Connections support staff that will take care of you. They are a phone call away when you need them, and can even function as an extension of your IT team.

Migrate to an HCL Cloud MSP You Can Trust

Prominic an HCL Cloud Hosting Partner, a preferred MSP (Managed Service Provider) selected after a thorough review by HCL

as meeting the following criteria:

  • Active MSA (Master Service Agreement)
  • At least one HCL Master on staff
  • Validated HCL Digital Software product portfolio experience​
  • Global data center ability
  • Ability to provide L1 (Level 1) & L2 (Level 2) support​
  • Ability to provide 24x7 support with the exception of scheduled maintenance​
  • Minimum 5 years of experience hosting and operating HCL (or IBM) products​
  • Agrees to host multi-tenant Connections, Sametime, and Domino for mail and apps (with the option of chat) in a private cloud​
  • Provides all major data-security certifications and compliance​
  • Meets or exceeds industry standard security and compliance requirements both physical and data​
  • Provides, or provides upon customer request, disaster recovery capability

F.A.Q.s on Migration:

How will the migration from Connections Cloud to Prominic work for HCL Connections?

The goal is to make this as minimally disruptive to you as possible. We will work with IBM who will be extract your data files, which we will be importing into our cloud. HCL is actively working with IBM on developing the necessary tools and scripts. The import tools will be available to Prominic in Q2 2020.

What technical options do customers have for mail migration?

Reach out to us. We will provide a tool to assess your SCN mail usage and discuss the mail migration strategy based on architecture defined by HCL and IBM. More details will be available shortly.

When will my data stored in Connections Cloud no longer be accessible?

Data will no longer be accessible after July 16, 2020.

What happens to content that is in the Connections Cloud?

After July 16, 2020, the data will be removed, and longer accessible except some limited personal user data in backups for up to 90 days, when the backups will expire. Please see You can find more details and links to the sections of the Cloud Services description HERE, under FAQs.

What will happen with my mail archive?

IBM is working with Barracuda to determine the recommended approaches to dealing their Sonian mail archives past July 16, 2020, to ensure legal compliance. More details on what is being planned will be forthcoming from IBM.

Will I be able to keep my audio-conferencing service as part of the Meetings Cloud?

No. The audio-conferencing service will terminate with the Meetings service on July 16, 2020. However, IBM and HCL will work with clients, to ensure a continuation of service directly with the vendor involved, if desired. Further details will be forthcoming, including a separate communication.

Is your HCL Connections environment a private cloud dedicated only to me?

By default, HCL Connections cloud is multi-tenant. If you’re interested in a private cloud implementation, contact us to discuss your needs.

Does Prominic run on public clouds like AWS, Azure, etc?

No. Prominic.NET owns and operates its own data centers in the United States, and we fully control the environment that the Domino servers run in. In other countries, we colocate our hosting platform in enterprise-grade data centers. In all cases, your data is in your own private cloud.

When will you have available pricing and licensing information?

We are communicating with HCL while the contract process is still in progress. Once finalized, we will make our pricing and licensing information for migration available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please reach out to us to start the conversation so we can keep you informed promptly.

Do you serve customers outside of the United States?

We serve customers worldwide.

In what country is my data located?

Our primary data centers are located in the United States. We also have data centers in the Netherlands, Italy, and partners with data centers in Switzerland, and Asia-Pacific.

Can you also host Domino applications?

Yes! Our Domino private cloud platform can host both mail and applications.

Can you also host Verse or Notes Mail?

Yes. We host HCL Notes and Verse On-Premises and provide a migration path for current Connections Cloud customers.

What if I have my own on-premises Connections licensing but want to move to the cloud?

Welcome! Keep your existing licensing and run Connections in our multi-tenant private cloud environment

We provide a full suite of HCL Collaboration solutions

When you transition your Connections environment to Prominic, you get the full functionality of this great platform, all with the convenience and data security of a managed cloud.

Verse Mail

Cutting-edge, powerful and intelligent, Verse lets you optimize your work email and schedules in an intuitive and beautiful interface.

Sametime Cloud Hosting

HCL Sametime keeps all your messaging data on your own Sametime server, so you can keep your organization’s conversations private and protected. Across all company desktop and mobile devices.

Domino Applications

Run your custom Domino applications in the redundant, multiple datacenter Prominic cloud.

Connections Hosting

Prominic can easily set up and host your HCL Connections environment so you’ll enjoy all the powerful social and office organization tools it provides.

Feel the Prominic Difference

We have been providing IBM collaboration solutions hosting for organizations for over 20 years. We have the expertise and the infrastructure to handle the needs of our customers, whether enterprise or an individual developer.
Your data “lives” in a known location – you can come visit it
Enterprise class data centers, owned and operated by Prominic, the company providing the service
Own your data – it is not going to be mined by Google or Microsoft
Will fit into your desired architecture: hybrid, standalone, clustered or replication
SSAE-18 SOC-1 and SOC-2 annually audited and certified data centers
We provide multiple ways of delivering your Connections data to all your mobile devices