There’s been a lot of talk about migrating ERP systems like Oracle E-Business Suite to the cloud, but is it worth it? Here at Apps Associates, we see five important reasons why organizations should seriously consider this approach.
Your overall IT costs are reduced when you host Oracle EBS in the AWS cloud because you’re only going to pay for the computing services you actually use. That means you won’t have to over provision servers and storage to cover peak demand. You’ll also see savings in reduced operational management costs.
If you’re implementing Oracle EBS for the first time, you will face significant expenditure for hardware to support the app if it’s deployed in your own datacenter. However, with AWS cloud you can avoid this sizable capital expense and IT will only pay for infrastructure resources as they consume them.
Work with us at Apps Associates and you’ll appreciate the contract flexibility of a cloud provider like AWS cloud. Normally, a traditional hosting company will require a 3-year contract, but with AWS cloud you won’t need a contract to get started. To keep costs low, you can choose to commit to a certain minimum number of server instances for 1 year (this is called a reserved instance). The best part is that you’ll have a flexible arrangement for any excess capacity that can be released, without any penalty if your computing needs decline. We’re ready to advise you if you have any questions.
Your computing demands are elastic, not static. When IT organizations host Oracle EBS on the AWS cloud, they no longer have to manage IT resources that are designed to meet peak demand. With elastic cloud, IT organizations rely on a baseline level of computing resources that can rapidly scale to meet increasing or decreasing user demand.
The working pace and demands of business users has increased, and IT must keep up. The ability to rapidly deploy servers and storage when needed for a new project, testing upgrades, or changes in existing apps is considerably increased. So expect to experience improved IT productivity and increased speed of the whole organization with Oracle EBS in the AWS cloud.
Backup and Disaster Recovery of Oracle EBS
Disaster recovery (DR) is a serious business and a cloud solution can reduce DR restart time with minimal data loss (recovery point objective or RPO) when compared to most offsite DR solutions. Traditional offsite DR solutions can have a recovery time objective (RTO) of 1-2 days, with data loss being as much as the last 24-48 hours of user activity. But with a cloud based DR solution, it’s possible to achieve a 4 hour RTO with an RPO of less than 30 minutes.
This is just a glimpse at the benefits of hosting Oracle EBS on the AWS cloud. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our on-demand webinar, or feel free to contact us directly.