When you start planning to move your business's infrastructure to the cloud, making sure everything that worked on-site will continue to function inside Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a paramount priority. Understanding the workings of running Oracle applications in the AWS cloud will ensure a seamless transition, improve application performance, and uphold the confidence of your key stakeholders and most-invested employees.
Purchase Adequate Processing Power
First, you need to understand the resources needed to run your business's Oracle applications successfully. This will require input from your IT department professionals to gauge your various apps' processing needs, and the personnel bandwidth necessary for the applications to operate successfully.
When you have an adequate baseline, there's no need to worry about bottlenecks or performance throttling. The AWS cloud scales to what Oracle applications require when necessary – nothing more, nothing less. Paying for only what you use provides better total cost of ownership (TCO) for your business. Furthermore, deploying additional Oracle enterprise applications on AWS can be done within minutes, eliminating repeated heavy lifting.
Secure Your Oracle Application Licenses
Second, determine if your company has purchased licenses for the software you are using or if you have already moved to the Software as a Service (SaaS) model for your cloud infrastructure. Regardless of which road you're taking, the good news is that there is no need to repurchase those licenses once you move to the cloud. AWS has an in-place agreement with Oracle where there is no need for additional fees or licenses to use pre-bought applications on the cloud. You can bring your own Oracle licensing or buy new.
Enjoy The Security Upgrade
When you're working with on-site hardware and data centers, you're responsible for both the physical security of hardware and the cybersecurity of the data stored there. Cybercriminals and hackers are after all kinds of potential victims when it comes to businesses and professional organizations, and they know that upgrading security systems and installing patches are two things that often fall by the wayside when companies are budget constrained.
Transitioning your Oracle applications to the cloud not only eliminates the on-premise security needs, it also opens up new functionality. All workloads in the AWS cloud benefit from AWS data centers and a network architected to protect your information, identities, applications, and devices – regardless of customer size. Additionally, you can improve your ability to meet core security and compliance requirements, such as data locality, protection, and confidentiality with a comprehensive suite of on-demand services and features, and automate security tasks that eliminate human configuration errors.
The AWS Cloud is Built for Oracle
The AWS cloud offers features and functionality that empowers Oracle applications and benefits organizations running on Oracle. If you're ready to migrate some or all of your Oracle applications to AWS, please fill out the form below and someone from ERPA's AWS cloud migration and managed services team will contact you.