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Many Customers Have Moved Their Oracle Workloads to the Public Cloud – Is the Time Right for Your Organization?

If you haven’t moved your Oracle workloads to the Cloud yet, now is the time to do so. Since the pandemic, cloud adoption has increased significantly.  Organizations need to access their systems from anywhere, anytime, along with the ability to adapt and scale at a moment’s notice. More and more customers have been moving their Oracle workloads to the Cloud; many have chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Here is a snapshot of customers who that have recently leveraged AWS cloud to successfully transform their legacy Oracle footprint of applications, databases and technology.

They include:

Mood Media Corporation is an international in-store provider of music, digital signage, hold music, on-hold messaging, integrated audio/video, and interactive mobile marketing products. Based out of Austin, Texas the company provides services to a variety of retailers and industries such as restaurants, financial services, healthcare facilities, hospitality, automotive, and Quick-Serve Restaurants.

Capsule summary:  Mood Media has a need for a more secure and scalable platform.  After evaluating their Public Cloud options, they selected AWS to migrate their Oracle workloads.

  • Environment included Oracle E-business suite (11 TB DB), Oracle OBIEE, and APEX applications.
  • The team built a PROD EBS/APEX with DMZ application nodes, two non-prod EBS/APEX environments, two PROD OBIEE environments, and implemented seven Site-to-Site VPN tunnels.
  • Mood Media is utilizing Apps Associates Managed Services for their AWS network, systems, databases, and EBS system.

Outcome highlights:

  • A secure and scalable environment with improved architecture that provides their customers uninterrupted services. 

Pearson plc is the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. They provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally.

Capsule summary:

  • Pearson leverages Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for financials and planning, with 80-90% of the business heavily dependent on the system.
  • Cloud migration would be a substantial project, given the large, complex cluster of Oracle technologies that was supporting Pearson servicing locations in North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Pearson has more than 400 servers supporting 30,600 named users with a typical concurrent load of 3,000 – 5,000 users and a huge amount of data.
  • The scope includes global instances of E-Business Suite, Hyperion, Oracle BI, Advanced Supply Chain, Governance Risk Compliance, SSO and many custom applications and third-party integrated systems. This ERP environment was not only complex but supported the majority of global revenue for Pearson.

Outcome highlights:

  • Pearson was able to retire their legacy on-prem contract as planned. The migration drove immediate increases in performance. Pearson reported up to 20% performance improvement in critical areas such as supply chain processing. Pearson is able to complete monthly financial closes successfully, without any problems.

Landry’s, Inc.one of America’s leading dining, entertainment, gaming and hospitality groups.

Capsule summary:

  • Re-architect, migrate and re-platform complex Oracle E-Business Suite ERP environment from IBM AIX to Linux on AWS including multiple environments (production, non-production) with disaster recovery and backup, configuration of license manager.
  • Apps Associates Managed Services for ongoing support and maintenance of the AWS Network, Operating Systems, Database, and Oracle ERP. 

Outcome highlights:

  • Cost consolidation / reduction, business continuity, improved future state architecture with ability to leverage breadth of AWS services.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, Inc. (CAES)a leading electronics company building mission-critical and specialized RF, microwave, millimeterwave solutions serving customers in the defense, space, satellite, security, industrial and medical industries.

Capsule summary:

  • Architect and create data center in AWS GovCloud to host mission-critical ERP environment centered on Oracle E-Business Suite and Agile enterprise applications, other related applications, databases and tech stack. across multiple environments (production, non-production) with disaster recovery and backup
  • Apps Associates services included creation of security rules for specific access to applications and infrastructure.
  • Apps Associates Managed Services for ongoing support and management of the Oracle centric environment.

Outcome highlights:

  • Divestiture requirement, strict environment security considerations, business continuity, cost consolidation, improved future statement architecture, optimized management.

Riso, Inc.US subsidiary of The Riso Group (Riso Kagaku Corporation, Tokyo Stock Exchange 6413), global manufacturer and distributor of specialty printers and copiers, operating worldwide with 27 subsidiaries.

Capsule summary:

  • Re-architect and migrate North America Operations across 3 data centers (USA, Canada) to AWS Cloud hosting environment including all compute, network, storage, telecomm, mail exchange.
  • Core footprint scope included mission-critical ERP environment with Oracle E-Business Suite, OBIEE (Business Intelligence), databases, SQL Server, Active Directory domain controllers and third-party applications and related integrations.
  • Apps Associates MSP services for ongoing support and management of the Oracle centric environment.

Outcome highlights:

  • Capital and operation cost consolidation / reduction, business continuity including HQ relocation with zero business interruption, improved future state architecture with ability to leverage breadth of AWS services.

UniTek Global Services, Inc.a communications solutions firm, providing end-to-end, world-class solutions to its customers in the wireless, satellite and cable, transportation, education, government, high-occupancy buildings, entertainment and hospitality sectors.

Capsule summary:

  • Re-architect and migrate mission-critical ERP environment with Oracle E-Business Suite, OBIEE (Business Intelligence), databases, related applications and tech stack to AWS Cloud including multiple target environments (production, non-production) with disaster recovery and backup.
  • Apps Associates MSP services for ongoing support and management of the Oracle centric environment.

QuantCast Corporationan American technology company, founded in 2006, that specializes in AI-driven real-time advertising, audience insights and measurement.

Capsule summary:

  • Migrate Oracle E-business suite application and implement Oracle Hyperion on AWS including assessment of existing environment and applications.
  • Designed infrastructure footprint for migration and implementation.
  • Setup infrastructure and network in AWS including install and migrate target applications, and health check and status monitoring.
  • Oracle Application management, operating system and infrastructure administration including backup management for Oracle E-business suite and Hyperion.

Outcome highlights:

  • Alignment of the process and architecture with QuantCast Security.
  • Performance management for Oracle E-business suite and Hyperion.
  • Cost consolidation / reduction, business continuity, improved future statement architecture with ability to leverage breadth of AWS services, optimized management.

Learn how other customers benefitted from move to AWS Cloud – check out recent cases from MunchkinViant and Aptitude Software.

Are you ready to make the journey? Check out our interactive tip sheet to learn more.