Long-time customers of PeopleSoft understand how valuable and beneficial it can be to migrate your PeopleSoft environments onto the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Over time, users have shared their experiences, knowledge, and challenges to enhance the user experience on all Oracle platforms, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Database as a Service (DBaaS).
As supporters of PeopleSoft, customers have built a healthy community in which they can offer insight into products, old and new, and direction for other users. Though every user may have their own unique experience with the technology, most have similarities when it comes to the usage of the products, such as routine maintenance, patching processes, enhancing, extending, and integrating applications.
Customers may also face the same challenges with inconsistencies in maintenance tasks, such as the time consumption, backup, restore, and product refresh. Other problems that arise have to do with a lack of automation and environment coding, configuration, and security setup or disaster recovery.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers solutions with its IaaS and PaaS platforms to provide a more efficient, cost-effective, and easier way to lift-and-shift your PeopleSoft environments and manage them better. IaaS and PaaS allow customers to reduce their administrative overhead costs, potential manual errors, and wasted time, while also providing on-demand capacity and performance with automated pre- and post-maintenance tasks.
If you are a PeopleSoft customer ready to migrate to using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, keep reading. In this article, we’ll discuss six significant advantages of PeopleSoft to cloud migration.
1. Save Money
The first essential reason to make the shift to OCI is the fact that you can achieve a lower total cost of ownership for your PeopleSoft deployment—up to 38 percent in fact! Optimize your costs in the following ways:
- Eliminate upfront hardware
- Exclude ongoing facilities
- Limit resource-intensive IT administration
- Reduce support costs
By keeping your IT costs running right-sized all the time, you can also avoid constant capacity planning and the need to overcompensate your high-valued resources during high-demand times of the year. Plus, compared to other cloud services, OCI is half the cost by providing price-competitive options for core, compute, networking, and storage abilities.
2. Save Time
If you consider how long it typically takes to deploy a new PeopleSoft instance, it’s important to take into account the on-premise customer environment, infrastructure availability, scheduling, process and procedure, and finally, the skill and knowledge level of your team. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In other cases, it could even take up to a few months.
With Oracle Cloud migration, you can save valuable time and gain consistency, quality and performance. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers pre-built images of PeopleSoft applications that allow you to create your new instances with just a few clicks. You also have the ability to store images of your own baseline code, configuration, data, and security for instant deployment of a new instance.
3. Obtain Dependable Backups And Restores
Useful tools such as the RMAN tool, customized scripts or other manual methods (in the worst-case scenario) are all options for performing back and restore processes. But whatever your process of choice is, it can be complicated, ineffective, and generate inconsistent or unreliable backups. Plus, you can encounter further delays and issues because you’re dependent on disk space, offsite storage or servers.
Oracle Database Cloud Service that is included with the implementation of the PaaS and OCI offers a simpler way to obtain dependable backups and restoration. Just subscribe to the Database Cloud Service or Database Backup Cloud Service, and you can carry out your backup and restoration needs with ease and in a timely manner. You will also gain access to enough storage space and a fully integrated environment.
Need to change the frequency or policy of your backups? No problem. Just log into the portal with a few quick steps, and you can do so without having to put in a call to the DBA call center.
4. Product Refresh Made Easy
Although the process of refreshing data varies from customer to customer when it comes to scheduling, it can be a time-consuming and costly process across the board. The time it takes to take a snapshot of a specific point in time of production, make that snapshot non-production ready, restore it, and refresh it for configuration can be a waste of valuable business hours.
With the Oracle Cloud, the process is simplified. Just a few clicks in the Cloud Portal and you can choose the instance, create a snapshot, and once it’s ready, use it to create a new Dev or Test instance. DPK and PTF can be used to execute post-refresh tasks and the Oracle Database Vault Service can be utilized to ensure the security of your transaction data.
5. Monitor PeopleSoft
Next, the Oracle Cloud infrastructure gives you access to helpful tools to monitor your PeopleSoft environments and applications, such as the Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service and Oracle Management Cloud. These monitoring tools help your team centralize their goals and DevOps processes, allow for better management of your production and operations, and build a healthier development ecosystem.
You can create, configure, and auto-discover all of your instances more easily. Plus, you can monitor your critical services and servers, and obtain real-time data reports.
6. Upgrade Patch/Fix
When applying an upgrade or update to download, a customer must first download a new image from Oracle Support (for V9.2). However, this process will be accompanied by a few prerequisites, including physical or virtual provisioning, scheduling, and comprehension of the installation procedure for that particular update image.
The Oracle Cloud makes it simpler by eliminating these prerequisites and allowing customers to select the latest PUM image available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and puts it to use by launching a new PeopleSoft instance. Keep in mind that customers can also download and save any and as many PUM images they need as they become available, and will only be required to pay for said images when they’re used to launch a new deployment.
These are only some of the reasons why migrating your PeopleSoft environments to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can be of great benefit to your business and comes in recommended by the majority of the user community.