Value of Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud

As companies began to adopt cloud solutions, some workloads moved quickly and seamlessly, demonstrating the elasticity and agility of the cloud.

However, this isn’t true for all workloads. Many organizations find it difficult to move their core business applications, which present additional challenges and tight requirements around predictable performance, security, and control.

In this solution, you'll learn about the Oracle-recommended approach for migrating Oracle E-Business Suite from your current on-premises deployment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Based on experiences gathered from successful customer implementations, the solution addresses the key implementation concerns, technical requirements, and existing business challenges involved with migration. In addition, it summarizes the supporting cloud services, third-party integrations, and best deployment practices and reference architectures that can best align with your application environment and requirements.

It is assumed that your organization is using an on-premises deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite for order management, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and/or financials. Your Oracle E-Business Suite implementation may have been customized to fit your exact needs and be deeply integrated with other applications to help drive daily operations. Therefore, it may not make sense to start from scratch, re-architect, and retrain employees with a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. The flexibility to accommodate everything you already do with Oracle E-Business Suite is the strength of using an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering. With IaaS, you've control over the performance, security, and business continuity plans.

Value Proposition

Most on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite deployments can be migrated to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure without requiring significant configuration, integration, or business process changes. The migration results in an implementation that is more flexible, more reliable, higher performance, and lower cost than either on-premises or other cloud approaches.

Oracle has a validated offering to accomplish these goals, quickly and reliably, which includes procedures, supporting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform services, and reference architectures. The offering considers real production needs such as security, network configuration, high availability (HA) and /or disaster recovery (DR), identity integration, and cost management.

The following are the key benefits of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Incurs 38% lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than on-premises deployments; 44% less TCO than Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Manages and reduces capital expenditure (CAPEX) by ensuring the datacenters you maintain are efficient, while eliminating server hardware and taking advantage of cloud flexibility where possible.
  • Results in 30% increased performance, 2-10 times faster reporting.
  • Provides high availability with Recovery Time Objective (RTO) < 4 hours and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) < 4 hours.
  • Maximizes your solution availability using Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) or Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service in the cloud.
  • Provides rapid "in-place" technology refresh and patching.
  • Provides proactive monitoring of usage and costs.
  • Provides near instant scaling up or scaling down (to handle business growth or workload bursts at month end).
  • Provides federated identity with your existing systems.
  • Helps reduce audit length and cost; security and compliance overhead for IaaS is Oracle’s responsibility.

By running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Transform large, irregular CAPEX expenditures to predictable operating expenditure (OPEX).
  • "Pay as you go" based on usage.
  • Bring your own Oracle licenses to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to leverage your existing investments, including monitoring, operational runbooks, skills, and workflow.

Oracle Advanced Customer Services (ACS) and partners can help you design, deploy, and even manage your environment.

Total Cost of Ownership

Beyond the benefits of being straightforward to migrate, easier to manage, and more flexible to scale, Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is cheaper than running it on-premises or in another cloud system.

The estimated total cost of ownership (TCO) of this solution can be 38% less than on-premises and 44% cheaper than running on another cloud, based on:

  • 2,500 concurrent users
  • Six environments:
    • Production - 2
    • Development - 1
    • Testing - 1
    • Staging - 1
    • Quality Assurance - 1
  • Environment configuration:
    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure On-Premises Amazon Web Service
    • 80 vCPUs per environment
    • 5 TB database storage
    • 50 GB/vCPU storage
    • 1 Gbps Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect
    • Backups
    • 4 TB data egress
    • A single node database
    • 12 physical servers, each with 28 cores
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 13.5 TB storage
    Same configuration as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, with reserved instances for production environments

Tooling and Infrastructure Support

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is designed specifically to support workloads like Oracle E-Business Suite because of which Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a host of tooling and infrastructure support systems.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers higher performance compute, storage, networking, and managed database instances that result in a high-performance experience for your users at a lower cost of operation. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the only platform where you can run the Oracle Database with Oracle RAC or Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. Other cloud systems are limited to less robust configurations.

In addition, Oracle provides specific tooling and automation to streamline deployment, migration, upgrading, and maintaining your implementation, reducing the time, expertise, risk, and cost of migration and day-to-day operations.

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Marketplace trial
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Management Cloud for hybrid application management

Implementation Success Stories

Consider the following use cases where businesses benefited from migrating Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Darling Ingredients, the world's largest producer of sustainable ingredients, was facing aging hardware in a co-location facility that hosted key infrastructure. As the contract came up for renewal, Darling’s goal was to modernize their solution without increasing costs. They tried several cloud providers, but found the reliability and performance lacking. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provided the predictable high-performance infrastructure for Oracle Database and the applications that depend on it. They doubled the performance of their previous solution and consolidated from 19 database systems down to three.

Maritz is a privately held holdings company that has been in business for over 100 years. They operate three major business units as well as several smaller ones, all specializing in providing sales and marketing services to Fortune 100 companies. Maritz’s business units used more than two-dozen applications on-premises, including Oracle E-Business Suite, Vertex, Kofax MarkView for AP, and custom applications, running on Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database to manage enterprise resource planning functions such as finance, accounting, inventory, procurement and Human Resources. They retired their old Sun Microsystems hardware and after migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, they achieved a ten-fold performance increase and reduced infrastructure costs while reducing disaster recovery times and meeting their compliance needs.

Murad is a prestige skincare brand, specializing in acne and anti-aging treatments operating under Unilever since 2015. Unilever had launched a corporate-wide initiative to enhance consumer experience, facilitated by faster and more efficient back-office operations. Historically, Murad maintained their own hardware in a co-located data center, leveraging Cisco UCS hardware and refreshing them every 3 to 5 years. They were on the cusp of another hardware refresh cycle, when they decided to explore Oracle Cloud Infrastructure based on their key business and operational needs. They achieved 30% increased performance, reduced reporting time by 75%, and saved 30% cost.