Moving mission-critical data from on-premise servers to the cloud is a major undertaking which may deter a business from making the move. But there are costs associated with keeping your data on-premise which you need to consider. This includes the possibility that the cost benefits of cloud services could significantly outweigh the negative costs of the cloud migration itself.
There are many factors you need to consider and choices you need to make. However, the first task is to build a cost/benefit analysis of a cloud migration business case for executive management to consider.
In this blog post, I will discuss the tangible cloud migration benefits. Many of which you should consider referencing in your business case.
Cloud services are a key component of every IT cloud migration. Depending on your objectives and requirements, different cloud service providers should be evaluated to ensure the best fit for your purpose.
Here I compare each of the major cloud service providers and evaluate their core offerings. Given the vast differences in customer requirements it’s impossible to provide specific recommendations – but I do outline the pros and cons of each service.
Cloud migration of existing IT applications and infrastructure provides opportunities for organisations to save cost, provide greater levels of service and deliver a competitive advantage.
While the migration of certain technologies to cloud services is a no brainer – the migration of large, mission-critical database platforms can be more challenging. The associated planning, reconfiguration for dependent systems, testing and operational setup of the cloud platform can alter the cost/benefit of the whole migration.
In many instances of Oracle system optimisation, businesses consider a capacity increase as the first course of action. That is often a mistake. In my experience, 8 out of 10 times, an expansion isn’t needed to solve a problem, and just ends up an unnecessary and untimely cost.
Here are some surprising statistics we’ve seen from working in this space for the last 20 years.
80% of the fixes we’ve provided have not required any additional infrastructure or capacity spending.
Thinking about giving your Oracle database the 12c upgrade?
Upgrading your Oracle database platform is one of the most strategic IT projects an organisation will undertake.
Whilst this upgrade is a relatively straightforward process, it will typically be linked to an infrastructure platform migration, or can be tied to a major application upgrade.
We will discuss the main performance-related features in Oracle 12.2 (12c) that will directly benefit your organisation – enabling your systems to run faster or reducing the effort required to maintain and operate your critical Oracle database platforms.
When planning on an Oracle database upgrade, to maintain software currency or utilise new features, there are a number of things that can be done to minimise the risk of poor Oracle database performance after the upgrade.