An Easier Way to Modernize Customers’ Oracle Database Infrastructure

Help customers balance the need to modernize on-prem infrastructure for Oracle, yet migrate to the cloud. The result: Improved responsiveness, lower costs, and simplified governance.

  • September 26, 2023 | Author: Steve Zurier
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Companies that depend on Oracle databases to run mission-critical applications face an important challenge today: They need to modernize their on-premises environments because that’s where most of their mission-critical apps are still located. But they also need to modernize and migrate many of these important workloads to the cloud.

Scott Sinclair, a practice director at Tech Target’s Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), says with Oracle databases, there’s a need to modernize while minimizing risks that come with cloud migration.  

Sinclair says in an ESG white paper that with its Unified Compute Platform (UCP) and Virtual Storage Platform 5600 (VSP 5600) for Oracle, Hitachi Vantara offers a fully integrated, validated and scalable way to modernize on-premises without incurring the costs and risk of a cloud migration.

Dinesh Singh, director for product marketing, cloud infrastructure and business solutions at Hitachi Vantara, said here’s how MSPs and solution providers can help their customers.

Hitachi Vantara offers the robust storage features companies need for their on-prem environments with the flexibility of hybrid multi-cloud for cloud workloads. Singh said Hitachi Vantara has done this by leveraging Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on top of the Hitachi Vantara Oracle product so that customers can run workloads on just about any cloud platform, including the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) on prem or on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. A DaaS approach streamlines the database lifecycle management, makes better use of Oracle resources, and simplifies compliance.

Think carefully before moving to the cloud

So while many organizations rush to the cloud today, ESG’s Sinclair says it really makes sense to weigh opportunity versus cost. Sometimes the cloud costs more money and becomes more time-consuming than organizations anticipate.

Among IT decision-makers surveyed by ESG, 68% say the cost and time related to refactoring/re-platforming applications adds significant cost, complexity and risk to cloud migrations. And 65% say their organization faces challenges with application and data portability across locations.

“With cloud migrations being costly and complex, and hybrid cloud IT continuing to be the standard operating model for the foreseeable future, organizations must be thoughtful regarding their migration strategies,” says Sinclair.

Hitachi Vantara’s Singh adds that MSPs can point out to their customers that Hitachi Vantara’s hybrid cloud product offers some very real cost advantages for companies looking to balance the need to modernize on-prem with cloud migrations.

Singh says Hitachi Vantara UCP with VSP 5600 storage devices offer a 53% CapEx savings over a legacy system. And, Hitachi Vantara UCP with the VSP E Series storage delivers a 57% CapEx savings.

Hitachi Vantara recently helped a major European national telecom provider deploy the new hybrid cloud system to support their Oracle applications and get back control. The result: improved public cloud performance, reduced costs, and better operational visibility.  

Learn more about the Oracle database infrastructure mondernization solution from Hitachi Vantara.



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