Start Your Cloud Journey with 20/20 Vision
Astute Business Solutions joined industry leaders to discuss how customers can accelerate business value by taking advantage of Astute's 20/20 Vision Offers for migrating to Oracle Cloud.
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.
A number of offerings are available at different phases of the Banner migration to the Cloud. These include the following:
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.
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.
All versions of Banner ERP can run on the Oracle Cloud. Astute can support all versions of Oracle database on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
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.
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.