Disaster Recovery with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
The magnitude of the damage that can be caused by unpredicted outages – ‘natural’ or ‘man-made’, is unimaginable, and extremely fatal to business operations. The aftermath of an outage can include loss of revenue, possible litigation, loss of business, and company credibility. Oracle’s world-class Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions optimized for PeopleSoft, Oracle ERP, and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a well-constructed set of best practices, techniques, and architectures with low complexity levels, and is a long-term assurance of business operability in the aftermath of a disaster. These solutions largely allow businesses to upgrade from their otherwise archaic rigid business continuity plans to leverage a new level of control and flexibility.
Key business benefits of a good Disaster Recovery solution for mission-critical applications
The largest key benefit of a well-designed Disaster Recovery plan in place is the level of disaster preparedness itself and is concerned with saving the business from the cost of downtime, and ensuring that the data remains accessible and secure, even at the occurrence of an unexpected event. A solid Disaster Recovery solution provides the following concrete benefits to businesses:
- Limit losses through reduced restore times
Largely reduces the restore times of business information systems to be able to limit losses - not only in terms of revenues but also costs for possible damage caused by downtime and management and IT capital.
- Safeguard key business operations and mission-critical applications whilst minimizing interruption of critical processes Allows mission-critical processes to remain active and vital for business continuity, and possible interruptions are minimized by allowing a controlled resume time for operations.
- Granular management of replications
Restoring data can be done at file-level or smaller units with the core aim of complete recovery of data and services.
- Customization of your own Disaster Recovery solution
The ability to customize, control, and continually monitor your own Disaster Recovery solution along with personalization allows selection of the replication frequency to be able to establish the best recovery times for your business. The processes within this plan can include server and network restoration, provisioning backup systems, and copying backup data.
How does OCI deliver for Oracle applications
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) essentially helps design and deploy cutting-edge advanced backup and recovery plans with high-security data storage that is bound to immensely simplify your business processes. Oracle Disaster Recovery solutions offer state-of-the-art technology recovery services for all Oracle application environments, on-premises-to-Cloud (Hybrid), or in Cloud disaster recovery scenarios.
- PeopleSoft Applications are now secure at various levels - through the application layer ensuring recovery of Application Data, Application Servers, Batch Process Scheduler Servers, and Databases. Disaster Recovery (DR) for Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on the Oracle Public Cloud data is replicated on a regular basis between production and standby sites for both the Database and Application layers
- Also, Disaster Recovery for Oracle’s E-Business Suite customers provides maximum availability, scalability, and cutting-edge performance by expediting application response time and increasing server utilization and offloading resource intensive processing. These solutions have high-end capabilities that can validate disaster recovery readiness and eliminate downtime during planned events, with businesses having a unique tolerance limit for downtime.
Oracle practically offers customized recovery plans to handle a multitude of business continuity scenarios - building a solution on the Oracle Cloud, deploying the Disaster Recovery solution as a mirrored production environment, or the Oracle High Availability Architecture that can virtually reduce downtime and minimize data loss.
Oracle’s High Availability Technologies
The High Availability model has practically transformed application performance with key available metrics in terms of maintenance of services, turnaround time for resuming services, and data restoration post outage. The Oracle High Availability Architecture optimized for all Oracle applications leverages high availability and data security and protection capabilities built into the Oracle Database with the following key takeaways:
- Minimizes risks associated with consolidating applications and databases onto the shared infrastructure that is typical of cloud deployments.
- Eliminates downtime and data loss exposure for crucial business functions, to offer the full potential of the cloud.
- Reduced costs where the public cloud can be leveraged for less critical applications where downtime and data loss have minimal impact on customer satisfaction or the bottom line.
- Delivers complete production capacity and cost savings by drastically cutting down almost 50% of deployment footprint - the Disaster Recovery runtime costs are half the production cost.
- Global coverage with secondary locations for failovers in multiple geographical regions to handle business exigencies and for retaining uninterrupted operations.
- Efficient load balancing to enable distribution of client requests across multiple application tier nodes, providing exceptional scalability and fault tolerance.
SLAs by OCI
SLA’s for Disaster Recovery in the Cloud enables providers to address various issues upfront with small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers - boundaries, roles, and responsibilities of both the organization as well as the DRaaS provider. With businesses now demanding more than just a high availability from their Cloud environment, Oracle offers the best-in-class SLA’s that cover the entire gamut of services including availability, manageability, and performance.
- Performance Commitment
Guarantees optimum performance whilst ensuring consistency and accessibility and the ability to monitor and manage resources running on the Cloud in the event of a mission-critical breakdown.
Commitment to uptime and connectivity ensuring continuity in operations of your workloads on the Cloud.
Offers manageability SLA’s to ensure your control over the ability to manage, monitor, and modify resources round the clock.
- Identify the best-fit deployment model
Helps customers choose the best-fit deployment model (public, private, or hybrid Cloud) that largely achieves business goals and requirements of confidentiality and integrity.
Disaster recovery with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or AWS?
OCI and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been the two biggest platforms dominating the DR market space, but with the following key differences:
- Cost and Payment Model
Largely, though the pricing and payment model from AWS is more affordable than OCI, it can get more complex in terms of renting virtual spaces based on different instances and requirements such as memory, CPU usage, and other specific configurations. Clearly, Oracle has an advantage with its current offering - being at a discounted price for old customers who have already paid for licenses to Oracle applications such as PeopleSoft, Middleware, EBS, and databases should they choose to run their software in the cloud.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers the ‘pay-as-you-go’ fee model giving customers complete control over customization of services as they grow. Additionally, services for Oracle Cloud are billed at the list price.
- Market Placement
Oracle Cloud, with a very robust set of product offerings such as Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management, and more have clearly established their technological expertise and presence in the software and software licensing solutions space. AWS entered the cloud computing market in 2006 and has also established multiple data centers across the globe with a huge market presence.
- Customer Support
Due to the magnitude of Cloud solution offerings from OCI and AWS, their support relies on a wide network and a partner community. The AWS Partner Network (APN) provides AWS-based businesses with technical, marketing, and go-to-market support for advancing specific business requirements, whereas, the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) provides businesses with actionable ability to migrate to cloud-based services. This network also allows business to drive their Oracle Cloud solutions with implementation specialists and enablement resources.
Though the payment model for AWS allows easy adaptability to fluctuation in business needs, organizations can pay for services on a pure requirement basis. However, Oracle Cloud users can largely leverage flexibility depending on how often they need to rely on services.
Astute Business Solutions for Oracle Disaster Recovery
Astute Business Solutions is a proven business leader in successfully moving Oracle workloads to OCI and has implemented a multitude of DR solutions on OCI for US and clients worldwide. We identify mission-critical applications and data and determine the technologies required for various types of backup and storage models. We have revolutionized disaster recovery on Cloud offerings to incorporate high availability characteristics for all your business requirements. Our comprehensive disaster recovery management plans are powered to handle multiple data centers, a wide spectrum of Operating Systems, Oracle applications, databases, and hardware platforms and devices across the entirety of your enterprise. We strive to ensure that the SLA is economical and will provide the appropriate level of service without breaching any of the security, privacy, or regulatory obligations.