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Migration to Oracle Cloud: common pitfalls and best practices

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Enterprises worldwide are in a quest to leverage the true potential of the Cloud. As Cloud allows organizations to unify disparate business functions, streamline processes, enhance organizational efficiency, achieve resilience, and control cost, decision-makers across the business world are looking for the most suitable Cloud and a competent Cloud partner.

Herein, Oracle Cloud has certainly been able to garner attention by helping organizations optimize IT infrastructure, achieve operational excellence, and reduce cost significantly. Oracle ensures a very unique value proposition as it uses the same on-premises products and tools for Cloud. It is built from on-prem deployments, unlike other Cloud providers which started with a Cloud-native approach only. As organizations transition their processes, business functions, or implement a complete transformation to the Cloud, the “integration” between different Cloud and on-premise enterprise applications will be the focus. We know that not all enterprise applications will migrate to the Cloud at the same time, therefore it is imperative that existing on-premise integration is utilized to communicate between the on-premise applications and the Cloud applications via a common cloud integration platform. In such a situation, Oracle certainly ensures distinct advantages.

Oracle is the only cloud provider to offer guaranteed availability, management, and performance SLAs. Moreover, it also ensures greater control and visibility of Cloud resources, which further helps in improving top-line business performance. That’s why organizations are keen to migrate to Oracle Cloud.

However, organizations face distinct challenges and complications while executing the migration plan. As we work with organizations (across verticals) for their Cloud transition or migration projects, we have gained expertise in helping them identify all pitfalls and follow a trusted approach to create and implement successful migration to Oracle Cloud.

This blog highlights the major challenges faced by organizations during their migration journey to Oracle Cloud and the best practices to tackle those challenges. Furthermore, we shall discuss how Oracle Cloud, Sify’s hybrid IT-ready data centers (with Cloud Adjacent and Near Cloud data centers), and Network Services can help you accomplish your Cloud transformation goals competently.

challenge CHALLENGE:
Not every workload is Cloud-ready for Lift-N-Shift
best practice BEST PRACTICE:
De-couple the workloads into different categories

It’s a well-known fact that not all workloads can be migrated to Cloud using the same migration strategies. Therefore, Sify has come up with a comprehensive range of Cloud Assessment Services which help you decouple the workloads into two broad categories – the workload that must be migrated to Oracle Cloud and the workloads that can be hosted in Sify’s Hybrid IT-ready DC. This will help you draft the most appropriate and cost-effective Cloud adoption/migration plan.

challenge CHALLENGE:
Inter-dependency between applications
best practice BEST PRACTICE:
Build migration specific business case for each application

Sify’s Cloud Assessment and Migration Services help you identify inter-dependency between applications and build migration specific business case considering each application. Our Hybrid IT-ready data centers allow you to establish fast and secure interconnection among all your applications hosted in Oracle Cloud, without any network latency issue.

challenge CHALLENGE:
How to deal with legacy applications
best practice BEST PRACTICE:
Leverage Cloud Integration Platforms for hybrid deployments

As all enterprise applications cannot be migrated to Cloud due to architectures, dependencies, and cost, there needs to be effective integration between legacy and cloud applications. Sify is uniquely positioned not just with the ability to meet Network SLAs but also with the ability to design, implement and manage hybrid deployments with legacy on-premise applications and the Cloud applications, via a common Cloud integration platform leveraging Oracle technologies.

Count on Sify for a successful migration to Oracle Cloud

Sify complements Oracle’s public Cloud portfolio with its expansive service portfolio encompassing data center services, migration and assessment services, telecom, and managed services. This offers customers a holistic value proposition for their Cloud journey which no other service provider can offer.

With the Oracle Cloud data center co-located with us, Sify is in a unique position to offer customers the advantages of Oracle public Cloud and co-location of partial workloads from the same premises which are interconnected through a high speed, low latency, and highly secure ‘FastConnect’ link. This allows customers to go for their own hybrid data centers without having to worry about latency issues.

With our cloud@core strategy, Hybrid IT-ready Data Centers and Network Services offering <1ms latency for Hybrid deployments, we are the only Cloud Transformation partner that can help you leverage the true potential of hybrid Cloud. Our Hyperscale Cloud and Data Center Services, low latency, high bandwidth, and secure connections to Oracle Cloud ensure better performance at predictable costs. Moreover, our team of competent Cloud experts and Oracle-certified solution architects are willing to offer prescriptive guidance at every stage of your Cloud adoption and transformation, to help you achieve your Oracle migration goals.

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    Rahul Tandon
    Rahul TandonVice President & Head of Oracle Business, Sify Technologies

    Rahul is entrusted with building the Oracle services business at Sify Technologies. Rahul has over 22 years of experience in the field of sales, business development, Alliances, Channel and P&L management both in the OEM and partner organizations like SAP, Oracle, Newgen, and now Sify. Rahul has spent close to 10 years with Oracle and prior to joining Sify, Rahul was leading the cloud platform team at Oracle India.

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