Syneos Health engaged Astute Business Solutions to evaluate its business needs and recommend a future-state solution to host and manage its PeopleSoft and EBS Applications.
Syneos Health engaged Astute Business Solutions to assess current-state challenges, pain points, and cost structures. Syneos Health needed help in clearly defining its future-state needs. As part of the cloud assessment, Syneos wanted to evaluate and compare cost, performance, scalability, automation, and security criteria between Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
Reduce operational cost, consolidate infrastructure footprint
Deploy Faster, Automate and Standardize, Increase responsiveness
Encrypt, Mask Data at Rest and In Motion, Be Compliant with Regulatory/Audit need
For Critical Applications and Business Processing Windows, Scale Dynamically
Astute executed multiple Proof-of-Concept (POC) projects within this Cloud Assessment to help Syneos Health prove important Use Cases for its back-office applications.
PeopleSoft Lift and Shift to OCI
EBS Lift and Shift to OCI
Infrastructure Automation on OCI
Patch/Fix and Lifecycle Management on OCI
Astute assessed current state applications and related infrastructure. Future-state business requirements were defined and prioritized by Syneos Health. Solution choices were narrowed down to Syneos Health Data Centers, Third-Party Hosting and Public Cloud Infrastructure (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Microsoft Azure). Astute conducted a number of workshops to lead Syneos Health to the eventual path to Cloud.
Strategy Workshop - Needs definition, business drivers and priorities, critical dates, TCO analysis
Technology Workshop - Infrastructure consolidation and optimization, version compatibility, networking, security, automation
Process Workshop - Service Level Management, Application Lifecycle Management
The Cloud Assessment project helped Syneos Health review and select the option best suited for their needs from a shortlist of recommendations developed by Astute, tailored to needs.
Cloud strategy and roadmap
SWOT Analysis for applications, infrastructure, and managed service
Evaluation report - in-house data center vs hosting vs cloud
Based on key findings and the analysis of data gathered from workshops, Astute Business Solutions helped Syneos Health conclude public Cloud Infrastructure offered the best fit for Syneos Health’s business needs and closely aligns with your business drivers as well. Astute helped Syneos Health shortlist Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as the two Cloud Infrastructure providers to evaluate and compare and eventually select OCI.
Technology comparison between Azure and OCI focused on capabilities to host and support PS and EBS applications,
Helped Syneos Health draft an RFP to select migration and managed service partner for cloud migration based on the assessment report
Project plan, risk mitigation plan, and change management plan to migrate all Oracle application and database workloads to OCI
Successful completion of PeopleSoft and EBS lift and shift POC's to OCI, with documented test results
Organizations that are struggling with the upkeep of their on-premise data center can now simulate a complete cloud environment with Hybrid cloud adoption.
These customers built their strategy and roadmap and executed their plan by moving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to realize tangible business benefits.
Strategic Distribution Inc. chose Astute and Oracle Cloud to move out of its aging data center and modernize supply chain and MRO services.