Migrating to the cloud means you are shifting your in-house infrastructure (or data-center based) to an external platform, which is a challenging operation to carry out as you need to give up the control to a certain extent.
Every organization faces challenges when moving their business to the cloud, however, it is crucial to understand how you as a customer can, with a proper plan, get the most benefits from cloud platform.
Cloud platforms are at the heart of the digital transformation of organizations. They provide advantages both to the internal management of an organization and to its customer-facing services.
The central pivot of the wide range of benefits that Cloud Platforms offer is their flexibility. Indeed, organizations can think of Cloud Platforms as a toolkit which they can build to contain the specific elements they need.
And just like a toolkit, new tools can be added as they are required, while existing tools can be resized as the demand for their specific aspect grows (or falls).
Now that you’ve decided to try the cloud, you’ll have to choose the cloud computing service model that you would like to deploy it in.
Each of these three services can be scaled to your needs. Do you need 5 TB of storage for managing backups? Buy storage from a provider for exactly 5 TB and pay for exactly 5 TB. You need extra processing power or RAM for your business needs?
Connect to your service provider console and with a few clicks you have your extra processors or RAM. It’s easy and scalable.
One of the more common pitfalls of migrating to the cloud is lacking personnel who can achieve it. From the moment you start thinking about migrating to the cloud, you are looking at intensive training for your employees who will be in charge of doing the migration (if they don’t have any prior experience).
Setting your cloud vision, defining your target technical and business requirements, analyzing your workloads and planning your migration and implementation to the cloud are all very important decisions you need to make, and without proper consulting and cloud savvy people it can be a complicated task.
Much better approach is to hire an experienced partner who can help with your migration.
There are different models of paying for your cloud platform, and you can choose the best option for each specific case. Complex pricing models from most cloud providers make it difficult to understand and control your cloud spending.
We will be using Oracle Cloud as a reference. Oracle provides consistent pricing across regions and performance levels, and consumption models that don’t force you to choose between the resource flexibility and savings the cloud can provide.
Oracle offers several purchase models to help you get more value from the cloud and existing Oracle software investments.
Provision resources on demand with no upfront commitment and pay only for what you use.
Pay as You Go pricing allows you to quickly provision services with no commitment and pay only for what you use. There is no upfront commitment and no minimum service period. Your use of Oracle IaaS and PaaS services are metered hourly and charged only for the resources consumed.
Discounted, predictable spending, and complete resource flexibility with monthly commitment.
With Universal Credits, you select a monthly spending commitment, and can consume any IaaS and PaaS cloud service anytime, anywhere.
Universal Credits provide a 33 percent savings for PaaS products, with additional discounts based on monthly commitment and term. You have the flexibility to switch services, regions, and datacenters without notifying Oracle, and the ability to consume all current and future IaaS and PaaS cloud solutions.
Shift Oracle database, middleware, and analytics licenses to the cloud with the lowest total cost of ownership.
Bring Your Own License (BYOL) allows you to apply your current on-premises Oracle software licenses to equivalent, highly automated Oracle PaaS services in the cloud. Licenses can be used for corresponding Oracle PaaS services for 100 percent workload compatibility and license mobility in Oracle cloud.
Neos, as certified and experienced Oracle’s partner always seeks for the best solutions for your business. Licensing modules can be complicated, especially when combined with other features. Therefore, we work together to ensure that you get the best possible outcome. Check out how this looks in practice! (link: download Move & Improve whitepaper)