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Cloud Adoption Framework for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

OCI Cloud Adoption Framework guides fast-growth companies to enterprise organizations, offering a collection of cloud resources, best practices, tutorials, and enablement tools. This framework helps organizations define a robust cloud strategy, plan for successful workload migration, and ensure complete manageability of cloud environments. Oracle also provides customers with a methodology to leverage Oracle Cloud differentiators and built-in efficiencies that best facilitate their transition to the cloud.

OCI is recognized as a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.

Cloud adoption and seamless modernization in Oracle Cloud

Organizations today face the fundamental challenge of modernizing their technology stack while looking for ways to compete more effectively and develop innovative solutions for their customers. Modernizing applications, infrastructure, and platforms using cloud computing is best accomplished with Oracle, the only vendor with comprehensive capabilities for IaaS, PaaS, packaged applications, and SaaS. Explore the value you'll get from OCI.

Enterprise scale baseline landing zone

Learn how the enterprise scale baseline landing zone helps you configure your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud tenancy in preparation for moving your workloads to the cloud.

Cloud Adoption Framework guidance

Find guidance for each step in your cloud journey.

Take the Wheel: Create Your Cloud Plan Now (Forrester Report)

Plan your approach to cloud platforms to improve business processes, customer experience, and developer productivity.

Cloud customer spotlight—Built & Deployed on OCI

The PeopleSoft solution for Alliance Data Systems

Explore how the leading global provider of loyalty and marketing services migrated PeopleSoft to OCI.

The Hyperion solution for Alliance Data Systems

Explore how Alliance Data Systems increased efficiency and reduced costs by moving its on-premises financial applications to the cloud.

The E-Business Suite solution for Specialized Bicycle

Explore how Specialized Bicycle Components, founded on the principle of performance and fueled by innovation, moved E-Business Suite to OCI.

Cloud use cases

Customer challenge Oracle Cloud Infrastructure value Customer evidence  
Hardware refresh

Capital expenditure/cost of new hardware
Hardware lock-in

Customers only “pay for what they use

OCI offers the industry’s broadest compute portfolio across Intel, AMD, and Arm architectures

“We saw a financial performance that allowed us just out of the gate to save 30 to 35% in our CapEx expenditure.”

—Mike Morini, CEO, Workforce Software
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Application upgrades

No hardware capacity to upgrade
Moving to SaaS-based solution

OCI has more than 30 cloud regions globally

Users of on-premises ERP products, including E-Business Suite (ERP), PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards can move to Fusion SaaS

Users of on-premises HCM products, including E-Business Suite (HCM), PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards can move to Fusion SaaS

“We migrated a global inventory management system…from an on-premises system to OCI.”

—Masahiko Tamura, General Manager, Supply Chain Sales, Mazda Motor Corporation
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Issues with hosting provider

Cannot guarantee SLAs
Renewal triggers cost increase

OCI offers end-to-end SLAs for availability, performance, and manageability

OCI offers several pricing and service levels, including Bring Your Own License (BYOL)

“Everyone in the environment has really worked with us as a strong partner to help us … complete the migration to Oracle Cloud.”

—Steve Challens, CISO, Prophecy International
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Mergers and divestitures

New cost center in a different country
New legal entity in a different country

Use Cloud@Customer offerings for OCI services in countries without OCI’s presence

Ensure business continuity with Oracle Database Appliance

“Oracle Managed Cloud Services provides us with the scalability and flexibility to successfully manage an expansive and complex organization that supports several finance and accounting management teams.”

—Paul Scribano, Vice President Finance, IAC
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High run and maintain costs

Nonstandardized infrastructure that is vulnerable to security threats
Old infrastructure with slow performance

OCI uses security-first architecture for its wide array of compute shapes, as well as GPU- and VMware-based computing

OCI offers superior price performance

“We looked for the best price-performance, security, and VMware integrations. We found that in OCI.”

—Sam Mahalingam, CTO, Altair
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Exit the data center

Cloud migration can be complicated
Managing a data center is not strategic
Data center contract is expiring

Cloud Lift Services provide free migration assistance for customers, from planning to deployment

Universal Credits for OCI provide transparent pricing and flexibility in consumption—across services and regions

“With Oracle Cloud Lift Services, we're able to accelerate our migration to the cloud, providing us with valuable hands-on expertise from Oracle's Cloud Engineering team.”

—Ravi Ramineni, Vice President, Soccer Analytics and Research, Seattle Sounders FCl
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DR/HA requirements

Change of regulatory requirements
Meet business continuity requirements

Dedicated Region provides all the benefits of public cloud, while meeting stringent regulatory and compliance requirements

OCI meets several compliance standards globally

“There was no other provider that provided the range of services that comes with the Oracle Dedicated Region. We believe we can deliver a modern, scalable and secure solution to help address the Australian government’s needs.”

—Rob Kelly, Managing Director, Australian Data Centres
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Greenfield implementation

New application implementation
New module implementation

Oracle Consulting delivers cloud solutions that are implemented by OCI experts

Advanced Consulting Services provide day two operations support for managing cloud environments

“OCI and Oracle Consulting were instrumental in reopening our doors to tourists.”

—Alberto Bruni, COO, Archaeological Park of Pompeii
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Oracle expands the OCI Cloud Adoption Framework and accompanying resources

Pablo Sanchez Perez, Senior Principal Product Solution Engineer
Alex Cruft, Principal Program Manager
Faye Hutsell, Director of Product Marketing, OCI GTM

In August 2021, we released the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Adoption Framework to better support customers in their cloud adoption journey. The framework was created as a resource for anyone who wants to further their cloud knowledge—from a tech operator to a CIO—and as an opportunity to learn more about OCI’s unique capabilities.

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Oracle Cloud value programs and resources

Free OCI training

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) helps thousands of companies run their critical workloads in the cloud. OCI is one of the fastest growing cloud platforms, increasing demand for OCI expertise across the globe. Advance and future-proof your career by learning OCI for free with our expert-created training, globally recognized certification program, and live sessions.

Free OCI training, plus free certification through Feb. 28, 2022
Save with Oracle Support Rewards

Save with Oracle Support Rewards

With Oracle Support Rewards, the more you use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the more you save. As a customer you can earn $0.25 to $0.33 in rewards for every $1 spent on OCI. Then apply those rewards to reduce your tech software license support bill, even down to zero.1

Simply sign or renew a Universal Credits order, earn your rewards every month, and track them right in your OCI console.

Migrate with Oracle Cloud Lift Services

Oracle Cloud Lift Services provide customers with free and dedicated cloud engineering resources for planning, architecting, prototyping, and managing cloud migrations. Clients can move critical workloads in weeks, or even days, instead of months by leveraging these included services for customer tenancies.

Migrate with Oracle Cloud Lift Services
Build your skills

Build your skills

Assessment + enablement programs

Assessment + enablement programs

1 Reduction in tech support bill is subject to region tax regulations. Taxes cannot be paid with rewards and only the pretax invoice amount can be paid with rewards.