Cloud Adoption Framework for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

The Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) is your organization's key to unlocking the full potential of cloud computing. With a tailored set of guidelines and best practices, it helps ensure a smooth onboarding process and the optimal use of cloud resources. With the framework, Oracle helps you take your business to new heights of efficiency and innovation in the cloud.

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.

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Cloud Adoption Framework pillars

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Adoption Framework provides best practices and prescriptive guidance for your organization to plan, adapt, and iterate while adopting the cloud. The framework divides the cloud adoption process into six conceptual pillars, each with key capabilities. The pillars help you connect your business strategy with technology solutions while aligning people, processes, and technology.

Business strategy

  • Goals
  • Business case
  • Business value

People strategy

  • Cloud center of excellence (CoE)
  • Change management
  • Training and readiness


  • Architecture
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance

Process design

  • Governance
  • Risk and compliance
  • Enterprise architecture

Technology implementation

  • Landing zone
  • Migration
  • Modernization

Management and operations

  • Monitoring
  • Optimization
  • Incident management

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The Cloud Adoption Framework journey

Adopting the cloud is a multilayered process that extends beyond the implementation of new technology. It requires organizationwide change management, including executive support, clear business goals, a comprehensive workforce readiness plan, and the modernization of current business and information technology processes.

The Cloud Adoption Framework journey The OCI Cloud Adoption Framework journey starts with the business strategy and the people strategy. With those two strategies in place, the framework helps customers define their security and process design to transform their strategies and goals into reality with a technology and governance model and management and operation plans.

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Ready to migrate your infrastructure to the cloud?

The Cloud Adoption Framework provides a step-by-step guide to ensure a secure, compliant, and cost-effective transition. Use it as your starting point to maximize the benefits of cloud computing for your organization.

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  • Get started with the CAF on day one and beyond

    Migrate to the cloud seamlessly with the Oracle Cloud Adoption Framework. It provides resources, best practices, tutorials, and tools for defining a robust cloud strategy, planning workload migration, and managing cloud environments effectively.

    Day One and Beyond: Cloud Adoption Framework (55:28)
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Reach out to our sales team: +1.800.633.0738.

For specific cloud adoption queries, contact our cloud adoption team.

  • They can answer questions such as

    • What is the Cloud Adoption Framework?
    • How does the CAF help accelerate the cloud journey?
    • How does the CAF help with planning, preparation, and execution?
    • How is the CAF relevant to small businesses or to large enterprises?