Darling has moved their enterprise planning, business intelligence, and data integration technology applications from their colocated data center to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Database, Oracle Hyperion, and related Oracle applications, along with third-party applications such as Informatica, Vertex, and their Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) are all moving as part of this project.
The deployment includes over 500 compute cores, 50 virtual machines, and databases that total over 60 TB of NVMe storage, along with 70 TB of object storage and 4 TB of block storage. They are utilizing both Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Service Pack 1) and Oracle Linux operating systems. The deployment consolidated 19 databases from several different applications, including Hyperion, Informatica and Vertex to three Oracle Database Cloud systems running on bare metal servers. The complete deployment includes over 30 database instances, including pluggable databases, across 13 Oracle Database Cloud Service on bare metal systems.
Darling's staff in their Irving, TX headquarters and 113 plant locations across the United States also needed secure, reliable bandwidth to use the EBS and other applications, so a 10 Gbps Oracle FastConnect connection was deployed. Virtual networks were provisioned with Darling’s own DNS to meet their needs to use specific RFC1918 IP addresses and server names.