Banner Lift And Shift To Oracle Cloud

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Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The value proposition for the Cloud is clear, it's no longer a matter of if, but when. Astute Business Solutions is the premier Oracle partner for hosting and managing your Banner applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Cloud Hosting and Managed Services

Astute’s Banner Cloud Hosting and Managed Services Solution deliver high performance, enhanced security, complete monitoring, and cost efficiencies powered by Oracle Cloud. By moving your Banner applications and related infrastructure to Oracle Cloud, Astute delivers on-demand computing resources that are tailored to your peak volume needs, while maintaining a steady-state baseline system at other times to make it cost-efficient. Disaster Recovery is standard in our Banner Hosting and Managed Services to safeguard against unexpected downtimes or shortages. By implementing Oracle Database Cloud Service Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), File Encryption, Secure Backups, Secure Network Connectivity, and a Secure-by-Default network security solution, Astute helps you improve your Banner security posture on Oracle Cloud.

Security, specifically adding a disaster recovery capability and an incentive to stop sharing resources between production, test, and development environments were the impetus behind Gonzaga University’s recent migration from Banner version 8 to OCI. As the CTO of the university described, “We were 95% moving to AWS. [But] at the end of the day, our Infrastructure team, our ERP team, our Project Management team voted—it was unanimous for OCI.”

Many educational institutions, including our customers at the University of Idaho and Laureate University, have made the decision to migrate their databases to OCI.



Migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

With Banner on Oracle Cloud, you'll be primed to take full advantage of the latest and greatest developments from Oracle Cloud. There's never been a better time to experience Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for yourself.
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  • 20/20 Vision Offer for Banner
  • Ellucian Test Automation
  • Ellucian Lift and Shift Services
  • Ellucian Flex Support

Lift and Shift Details


A number of offerings are available at different phases of the Banner migration to the Cloud. These include the following:

  • Free Virtual Cloud Workshops (e.g. Strategy Roadmap, TCO Analysis, Business Case, Trials, POC’s, Demo)
  • Banner and related application and infrastructure workloads
  • Maintenance Services for OCI (e.g. SLA-Based Services, Continuous Improvement model, 24x7 Support)
  • Analytics and Integration Services (Cloud, Autonomous, Process Automation)

Astute has developed a multilayered, comprehensive approach aligned with trusted security frameworks and industry standards for securing Banner on Oracle Cloud. Our solution is built on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure which is compliant with a number of standards including SOC 1, SOC2, SOC3, GDPR, FIPS 140-2, ISO:27001, NIST, PCI DSS, and many more. There is no restriction on the size of the application or database for migration to OCI and customers can migrate all Banner instances including Production, Pre-Production, Development, Test, and Training.

In addition to ensuring the right-size infrastructure, streamlined integrations, and fast deployment times via standardized Paas and Iaas services, we are committed to operational excellence and SLA-backed performance.

At Astute, we offer a fully Managed Service that includes hosting, monitoring, maintenance, patching, tuning, and securing your Banner applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. However, we also offer customers the option to manage Banner on Oracle Cloud themselves, and if you choose to take this route, we are happy to customize a model to fit your needs. Astute's service plans are summarized on the right.



Banner on Oracle Cloud Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some answers to questions that will get you started on Banner Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud. Contact Us to set up a detailed discussion anytime.
How long does it take to migrate Banner to the Oracle Cloud?

On the short end, we've seen projects of 6 weeks, and for larger projects up to 1 year. Most are done within 3-4 months.

What versions of Banner can be moved to the Oracle Cloud?

All versions of Banner ERP can run on the Oracle Cloud. Astute can support all versions of Oracle database on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Do you have experience re-platforming form Unix to Linux?

Yes! We've done several large migrations where the source system was Unix and we re-platformed to Oracle Linux or other Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This adds a little bit of complexity to the project, but it's totally worth it.

How much does an Ellucian Banner Migration to Oracle Cloud cost?

There are many factors that go into the cost of a migration. Much of the cost depends on the size, complexity, and number of environments that you use. We have t-shirt pricing for migrations starting from $50,000.

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