February 9, 2017 - Hosting Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on the AWS Cloud – Cost Saving

Oracle ERP and Database Migration to the AWS CloudThe proof keeps stacking up that companies are successfully hosting Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on the AWS Cloud. This winning combo of Oracle EBS and AWS Cloud produces reduced costs and increased performance that exceed customers’ expectations.

Komori America, the US subsidiary of Japan’s Komori Corporation, is a world leader in the manufacture of precision printing equipment. They were faced with a refresh cycle for their 5 year old infrastructure that supported its on-premises Oracle EBS instance. Komori wanted to improve system performance, correct storage issues, and reduce costs and they weren’t convinced that buying new hardware for their existing data center was going to achieve those goals

Choosing the Best Solution

Komori ran their Oracle EBS package in an on-premises system built on a Linux 32-bit platform with a local shared storage array. Initially, they wanted to improve performance by doing an on-premises migration to a 64-bit platform but, after doing some more research, they decided it was probably time to move to the Cloud. After conducting an ROI analysis, it was clear that migrating their Oracle EBS instance to the AWS Cloud was the best solution.

A Little Help from Their Friends

They were already using Cloud resources with Oracle CRM and Eloqua marketing automation but they wanted some expert help with the Oracle EBS to AWS migration. When Komori learned that Apps Associates was one of the primary Oracle EBS to AWS vendors, their search for help was over. The clincher for them was that Apps Associates already had dozens of EBS customers running production workloads on the AWS cloud. Komori and Apps Associates worked together to handle three major components of the project.
1. Migrating the Oracle EBS production instance and cloned production data to the new AWS infrastructure
2. Converting the existing 32-bit database to the AWS required 64-bit configuration
3. Establishing high speed connectivity between Komori and AWS

Getting the Benefits that Count

Komori now enjoys more robust system performance and has removed many of the storage and memory roadblocks previously experienced with their old on-premises architecture. Not only do they enjoy the flexibility to handle future growth, they expect to see a 50% reduction in monthly costs in comparison to having in on-premises solution. They also are seeing cost reductions in labor, management, and field services.

Komori still wanted to manage the Oracle database themselves as it was a level of control that was important to them. Given that Apps Associates’ flexible Cloud Managed Services program could allow that was another key differentiator for them. You can read the full story of Komori’s migration with this case study.



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