SDI was facing challenges with aging infrastructure that could fail at any time. PeopleSoft was critical to SDI's supply chain business and it had to be stable and reliable.
Get out of the data center
Improve operational performance
Access to skilled resources
With multiple outages and a precarious hardware situation, it was time for SDI to look to Cloud and an expert Managed Service Provider to take over PeopleSoft hosting and support while they focused on their core supply chain management and MRO business growth. SDI was running on aging hardware with Solaris operating systems and older versions of Oracle database and PeopleSoft PeopleTools.
Migrate PeopleSoft to Cloud with re-platforming of Solaris to Oracle Linux
Upgrade Oracle database to the currently supported version on Oracle Cloud
Streamlining maintenance by implementing Cloud automation tools like Terraform and Cloud Manager
Implement a Flex Support model to access top PeopleSoft and Cloud talent on-demand
Astute collaborated with SDI and Oracle to demonstrate why Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was the best place to run PeopleSoft and other Non-Oracle workloads running on Oracle databases.
Lift and Shift PeopleSoft and Non-Oracle applications to OCI
Implement fault-tolerant, highly-available architecture on OCI
Re-platform from Solaris to Oracle Linux on OCI
Automated Backup and Recovery / Disaster Recovery on Cloud
Astute Business Solutions worked with SDI and Oracle teams to conduct a detailed assessment of SDI's needs. By reviewing on-premise architecture and software implementations, Astute was able to identify areas for improvement and recommended those solutions as part of the cloud migration effort. Astute also looked at critical resource constraints that SDI had and provided a solution to augment SDI's staff with PeopleSoft and Cloud skills.
Cloud assessment to create future-state architecture, roadmap, and detailed project plan
Accelerated 4-month Move and Improve project
Support for on-premise workloads during migration with a seamless transition to Autonomous PeopleSoft managed service
Flex Support for critical projects related to SDI's customer implementations
By moving PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud, SDI has gained not only a robust infrastructure with SLA for its mission-critical supply chain application but also business continuity assurance with Disaster Recovery on Oracle Cloud
Planned software releases, CPU updates, and other maintenance activities
Current versions of infrastructure and database on Oracle Cloud
Autonomous PeopleSoft service for PUM Update, PeopleTools Upgrade, patch/fix, migrations, refresh, monitoring and tuning
SDI's IT team, which was lean, to begin with, is now able to focus on delivering PeopleSoft enhancements and improvements to other back-office applications without the overhead of managing infrastructure and maintenance for those applications and databases. By moving PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud, SDI has improved security, increased performance, and added expert skills to its team with Astute's Flex Support and Autonomous PeopleSoft services.
Responsive Autonomous PeopleSoft Managed Service to address all application and infrastructure needs
Industry-leading SLA with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud automation with Oracle Database Cloud Service, PeopleSoft Cloud Manager, and Terraform
Flex Support for PeopleSoft functional and technical services
Fluid UI, ElasticSearch, Workflow Automation
Astute Business Solutions has the pleasure of hosting Kelly Kleinfelder, CIO of SDI, in a virtual cloud forum, to discuss SDI's success with PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud.
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