Value of Migrating JD Edwards EnterpriseOne from On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Your organization might have made significant investments in building on-premises or hosted implementations. These may include specific hardware and architecture choices, software configurations, and third-party integrations, as well as management tools, internal processes, and training. To gain the benefits of faster infrastructure updates, easier scaling up (and down), lower capital expenditure (CapEx), and fewer personnel dedicated to basic infrastructure maintenance, many datacenter applications and operations are moving to the cloud. The teams that are managing database-intensive workloads like JD Edwards often don’t go the route of traditional cloud deployment due to concerns about cost, performance, rearchitecting, compatibility, and expertise.

You can migrate your current JD Edwards deployment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and gain access to better elasticity to support peak seasons, agility to add new capabilities, streamlined infrastructure management, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you have granular control over your JD Edwards environment all while taking advantage of the same software, the same licenses, and the same training your staff and end-users currently have. In addition, only Oracle offers consistent high performance at guaranteed service levels.

Value Proposition

You can migrate most on-premises JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deployments to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure without significant configuration, integration, or business process changes. This results in an implementation that is more flexible, reliable, higher performance, and lower cost than either on-premises or other cloud approaches.

Oracle has a validated solution to accomplish these outcomes quickly and reliably, which includes procedures, supporting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform services, and reference architectures. These consider real production needs, like security, network configuration, high-availability and disaster recovery (HA / DR), identity integration, and cost management.

Running JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a number of benefits:
  • High availability with RTO < 4 hours and RPO < 4 hours
  • Much greater resiliency in primary datacenter than is possible on premises
  • Rapid in-place technology refresh & patching
  • Proactive costs and usage monitoring
  • Near instant scaling up or down
  • Federated identity with your existing systems
  • Fast provisioning time for new JD Edwards environments

Total Cost of Ownership Analysis

Beyond the benefits of being straightforward to migrate, easier to manage, and more flexible to scale, a JD Edwards implementation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can cost 40% less than on-premises or even on another cloud provider.

Significant savings come from eliminating upfront hardware, ongoing facilities, IT administration, and support costs. Oracle also offers significant cost advantages for Block Volumes and Database storage.

Customer Success Stories

Every day, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers experience great success upon migrating their JD Edwards deployments to Oracle Cloud. Here are some success stories.

Consider the following use cases where businesses benefited from migrating JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • TruGreen is the largest lawn-care company in the U.S., with 13,000 employees and $1.3B in annual revenue. The company replaced its outdated JD Edwards, Websphere, DB2, and AIX stack with modern infrastructure and software with the help of Oracle and system integrator Velocity Technology Solutions. Velocity’s VCAMP orchestration tool uses Oracle Cloud APIs to automate deployment and management. TruGreen tripled end-user performance, reduced its ERP query response time to 0.09 seconds (down from 0.25-0.40 seconds), and achieved a 30-40% TCO savings, and better security isolation than on other clouds.
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a diversified global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of a broad range of animal health and mineral nutrition products for livestock. The company helps veterinarians and farmers produce healthy, affordable food while using fewer natural resources. Every tier of Phibro’s JD Edwards implementation was too old to support, and it faced global load-balancing challenges. As part of its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure migration, Phibro upgraded to a much more current version of JD Edwards, drove average user response time down from 0.32 seconds to 0.13 seconds (a 40% reduction). At one point, the local admin team was troubleshooting a recurring heavy load spike and was able to scale up CPUs for the affected process. The cost of adding the extra CPUs on demand was 97% cheaper than the on-premises alternative of procuring and operating additional physical servers, as well as much faster to deploy.

Benefits of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was designed specifically to support workloads like JD Edwards. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers higher-performance compute, storage, networking, and managed database instances that result in a better experience for your users at a lower cost of operation. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the only cloud where you can run JD Edwards with RAC or Exadata.

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

Tools include:
  • One-Click Provisioning console: The One-Click Provisioning console allows customers to deploy JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in three simple steps: configure, orchestrate, and deploy. Customers simply configure server manager details, create a deployment plan, and initiate scripts for automated provisioning.
  • JD Edwards Terraform scripts: Terraform, or open-source infrastructure as code, allows users to quickly and easily deploy JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Enterprise Manager & Oracle Management Cloud for Hybrid Application Management: Get a unified view of the health and performance of your application and infrastructure in a multi-cloud and/or hybrid cloud environment.