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Roadmap for Migrating ERP to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 12:27 AM

Once you have decided to embark on the cloud migration journey, it's important to understand the numerous methods available. Choosing a viable and cost-effective framework for seamlessly migrating your organization's ERP application to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure requires the right technology partner; they will help you effectively utilize the infrastructure and database services to run your enterprise workload.

This article provides support for organizations planning to pursue Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how to select a migration strategy.

Roadmap for Migrating ERP to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Know before you go to OCI:

  1. Are your existing applications working as per the functionality designed?
  2. Is your organization application a Native Oracle User or not?
  3. If you feel your existing application may not be compatible with OCI, how can you plan accordingly to make it a cloud ready application?
  4. Plan for different migration strategies - what do you stand to gain from each?
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is the one of the best solutions for the companies who are trying to make a move in cloud. OCI is a leader in the IaaS providing the tools to migrate with no architecture changes along with autonomous services, integrated security and serverless compute.

Roadmap for Migrating ERP to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Key drivers for moving to OCI include reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) and optimizing the application's performance.

1. Modernization

OCI has built-in innovative features that deploy and manage modern applications from on-premises to the cloud; this will drastically reduce the time to build and test new IT environments that help enterprises seamlessly move from on-premises to the cloud.

2. Performance Optimization

Oracle's IaaS second-generation platform offers a consistent and predictable performance, along with the fastest cloud storage, which delivers a diverse range of capabilities unmatched in the industry.

3. Security

Security threats are an inevitable part of any enterprise - Oracle's infrastructure isolates compute and network resources to ensure that your personal data, traffic and systems are safe from data manipulation and/or theft while in the cloud.

4. Cost Savings

Cloud providers take over maintenance and upgrades which significantly reduce the spending on IT operations. Oracle Universal Credit Pricing (Oracle UC) and Oracle Bring Your Own License (Oracle BYOL) to PaaS two programs makes it simpler and easier for organizations to transition to the cloud.

5. Mission Critical Workloads

Mission critical applications are easily handled by the Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and only minimal changes are required to move Oracle applications portfolio efficiently.

6. Management & Governance

Human errors associated with managing infrastructure and applications can be eliminated. Oracle leverages a combination of services for you to choose from that are apt for managing hybrid cloud environments, on-premise environments, Oracle Cloud environments and multi-cloud environments.

7. Oracles Automation

The futuristic practices and technology offerings of Oracle, through its Second-Generation Cloud initiative, are a boost to the companies that can capitalize on the emerging technologies to enhance their business practices.

8. Long-Term Plans

With OCI, which keeps innovating its Cloud Infrastructure, enterprises can transform their applications using various enhancements at a rapid pace under Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS). OCI supplies the compute, storage, database, networking and platform services. Oracle is planning to infuse the capabilities of emerging technologies - like AI and ML - in all its cloud offerings through its Second-Generation Cloud initiative.

Getting your company future-ready

The evolutionary trend in the way companies operate, especially during the pandemic, shows that companies have been shedding their load to become lighter, faster and more agile; in addition, companies have moved to remote working models with lighter real estate setup. Experts predict that this will be a continuing trend and businesses would need technology to support them in this development.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is an IaaS that delivers on-premises with high-performance computing power to run cloud native and enterprise company's IT workloads. Oracle delivers true multi-cloud innovation to the organization. Oracle Generation 2 Cloud currently offers 36 regions around the world and is rapidly planning to expand to other parts of the world with better availability and disaster recovery for data stored in-country or in-region.

Hence, with the above areas, your migration to the Oracle Cloud will benefit your business effectively.

SMACT Works is a technology-focused systems integrator and IT/ERP consulting firm. We deliver end-to-end consulting, managed, and implementation services for Oracle Cloud Applications, IaaS & PaaS, On-Premise PeopleSoft & EBS Applications. Headquartered in Dublin, OH, we have a global presence with North America and Asia offices. We are an Oracle Gold Partner Cloud Standard, ISO 9001, and 27001 certified delivery organization serving customers with Excellence and Integrity.