Managed service provider Data Intensity gained competitive advantage moving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and lowered costs by 30%
Largest independent, multicloud managed services provider undergoes cloud transformation, cutting costs and gaining reliability.
“We moved to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure because our very business model depends on having the most cost-effective yet best performing infrastructure available to run Oracle workloads.”
Data Intensity is the largest independent, multicloud managed services provider and a long-time member of the Oracle Partner Network, focused on supporting mission-critical applications and delivering managed services in a hybrid cloud world. With more than 17 years of industry experience, 650 customers served, and 15,000 managed environments under its belt, the company specializes in delivering purpose-built solutions as well as design, implementation, migration, maintenance, and support services for the technologies and platforms that power their customers’ business processes.
Data Intensity’s core business depends on having a mission-critical enterprise cloud infrastructure that enables them to deliver the high availability, performance, flexibility, security, and scalability that their end-customers need for its business-critical workloads.
The company has built a successful business hosting and managing Oracle Applications and Oracle Database(s) for internal purposes and on behalf of their end-customers. They have over 300 customers running Oracle solutions like Oracle E-Business Suite in their own data center. However, they realized they could gain cost savings by migrating non-production and disaster recovery environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, while still delivering the highly reliable and performant services that their customers demand for their most critical applications.
Among the challenges it faced was realizing it could gain cost savings by migrating non-production and disaster recovery environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
The finance team was spending 60% of the time just getting the data out of the systems.
Why Data Intensity chose Oracle
- 10x faster deployment
- Significant performance improvements: able to run 200 reports in seconds versus hours
- 30% reduction in infrastructure usage costs
- Flexibility – can scale up during peak demands, and scale down the rest of time
- Don’t need to administer database anymore
- Better user community: 10x more users accessing system and driving value
- Data Intensity now runs customers’ E-Business Suite workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute and Block Volumes, and they leverage Oracle’s highly scalable File Storage Service for shared file systems during deployments to help optimize capacity consumption. In addition, they deploy Oracle Databases and can offer end-customers the flexibility to leverage existing licenses with Oracle’s Bring Your Own License (BYOL) program or purchase Oracle Database Cloud Service with license included; all while providing access to capabilities like Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), which are only available with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- Since migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Data Intensity has been able to pass the cost and reliability benefits on to their end customers. One such customer, an educational services company, has seen their monthly infrastructure usage costs go down by 30%. Additionally, Oracle’s cloud infrastructure has been more reliable. This has translated to increased service availability for the end-customer's student and partner facing online portal as well as an 80% reduction in infrastructure-related support hours.
- Cloud transformation is key enabler for aggressive growth
- In order to support their own aggressive growth plans, Data Intensity has also undergone a cloud transformation, migrating their financial reporting and business intelligence processes to the Oracle Cloud. They moved their internal E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to Oracle Analytics Cloud with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse in the back end.
- The Data Intensity team estimated that the time to deploy in the Oracle Cloud was 10 times faster than if they had decided to upgrade their legacy on-premises solution. Since the move, they have also seen significant performance improvements. Data Intensity’s financial and operations teams can now generate 200 reports in just a couple of seconds versus the hours that it used to take.
- Data Intensity's plan is to eliminate their own infrastructure offering and to migrate their customers to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. "We believe we will get the best value for our dollar with Oracle versus hosting our own IaaS," said Anthony. "And our partnership enables us to offer our end-customers Oracle's full suite of both IaaS and PaaS offerings, which gives us a significant competitive advantage."