The Big Picture
Today’s businesses have undergone a tremendous transformation in terms of migration of their obsolete, on-premise, data center models to a modern day, scalable, and reliable Cloud service model. Oracle offers a robust, unified framework that utilizes these ‘best-in-class’ cloud strategies to seamlessly migrate your PeopleSoft infrastructure and applications to the Cloud platform.
However, understanding the reasons for adoption to cloud solutions is integral to achieving the desired outcome. While the Cloud can prove a game changer for many businesses from diverse industries, here are some of the high-level key business drivers for Cloud service adoption - model and type that are the best fit for your business. Using this information clearly outlined as part of your cloud strategy is, therefore, crucial.
Is by far the most significant driver for moving to the Cloud. What with your customers facing innumerable technological challenges in terms of hardware and aging in-house data center infrastructure, outsourced services, absence of formal-level agreements and security models, shifting to the Cloud allows you to obtain complete control of the redundant solution that your organization is currently with. With skyrocketing upfront capital investments of vendor maintenance contracts, the overheads in the end-of-life management lifecycle are significantly on the increase.
Is another crucial driver that incorporates the core concepts of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and co-ordination. Cloud computing strategy largely drives business agility by expediting the time-to-market and delivering projects that are critical for revenue growth. Automation in terms of provisioning, de-provisioning and re-deploying resources is better aligned with business objective.
Is the onus of preparing VMs, installing the DB, and installing PeopleSoft, to staying on top of version changes including upgrades that can be completely transferred to the Cloud Service manager. Also, with the PeopleSoft DB vulnerable to security threats and breaches - internal or external, and security violations due to lack of data encryption are handled on clouding platforms more seamlessly. Hence, you are assured of data security at any given point in time.
Is the overhead incurred in establishing and running a data center and managing hardware and software with lowered IT budgets. The shift to Cloud computing allows provisioning of services with the ‘pay-for-what-you-use’ model.
Oracle Cloud offers PeopleSoft users several viable options in order to help streamline business processes whilst delivering greater business agility, mitigating risks, and lowering costs. Accelerated Speed of Deployment
Oracle Cloud has the innate ability to deploy and provision the entire PeopleSoft stack and PeopleSoft instances with a single touch. You can deploy pre-built PeopleSoft applications from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and effectively streamline your PeopleSoft environment, accelerate performance, and reduce your labor and time-intensive administrative overheads.
Benefits of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Automated PeopleSoft Upgrades
The power of automation largely simplifies upgrades and tools patching with the Oracle Cloud manager. The move to the Cloud has paved way for a new release cadence, and the upgrades are now rendered obsolete with the new avant-garde automated software updates.
Reduced Operational Costs
Reduced costs is one of the crucial factors in moving PeopleSoft applications to the cloud. With minimal upfront capital investment in hardware on premise, the subscription-based flexibility of the Cloud allows end-users to meet the dynamic demands of the business with a large amount of scalability.
Higher Operational Efficiency
Boosts overall operational efficiency within your enterprise with improvised service levels, quicker turnaround time, and impeccably streamlined internal and external interactions. Oracle Cloud comes with a higher performance capability with options to use VM technology, dedicated instances, and other high-capacity models that largely allow you to target performance on demand and where required.
Security is paramount while transitioning to the Cloud. On-premise solutions come with the onus of maintaining and managing DB encryption ensuring a high level of security. Oracle allows automated encryption of DBs, backups and disaster recovery plans with reduced capital-intensive processes. Database coming encrypted by default provides a fundamental, yet most critical security to your IT environment.
Essentially, with the Oracle Cloud, purpose-built to run Oracle PeopleSoft applications, businesses can now reap the advantage of automation to see improved efficiency levels, enhanced performance, more scale-able and robust application that will deliver better TCO and ROI to help you extend and get the maximum out of your PeopleSoft investments.
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Author : Arvind Rajan, Chief Architect, Astute Business Solutions