Sdi - Peoplesoft Move And Improve To Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Sdi - Peoplesoft Move And Improve To Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

SDI offers inventory management, site survey, solution presentation, implementation, and on-site management, as well as supply procurement, storeroom, and work order management services.


The Challenge


Eliminate Risk, Reduce Costs

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
  • Improve maintenance
  • Access to skilled resources

Update Infrastructure, Improve Performance, Simplify Maintenance

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


In this short video, Arvind Rajan, CEO Astute Business Solutions discusses SDI's journey to the cloud with Kelly Kleinfelder, CIO SDI.

Watch the above video to learn about how Astute helps its customers with Oracle cloud adoption, including cloud selection, cloud migration, and managed cloud services.


The Solution

PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud

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

Lift and Shift, Replatform, Performance Tuning, Integration

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

Results Delivered


Peace of Mind, Customer Focus

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


Transformed Infrastructure, Improved SLA, Flex Support

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

Using Cloud As A Strategic Asset, To Focus On Customer Growth and Satisfaction


Reduced TCO


Performance Gain


SLA Adherence


Faster Deployment


Succeed with Autonomous PeopleSoft and Flex Support on OCI

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Q&A with Kelly Kleinfelder, CIO, SDI

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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Start Flex-ing with PeopleSoft Flex Support

We live in an on-demand world, from streaming movies and shows on-demand, to having food delivered to our doorstep on demand. So, why not on-demand for PeopleSoft support?

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