Why move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure?

Enterprise Workload Migration


From the world's most powerful databases to mission-critical business applications, Oracle has been creating technologies that serve the needs of enterprise customers for more than 40 years. Oracle used that experience as the basis for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—the first public cloud designed from the ground up to be the best platform for enterprise applications. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides enterprise customers with:

  • The highest-performing block storage
  • Non-blocking networks
  • Consistent, predictable performance of compute instances
  • Simple pricing models
  • Total cost of ownership up to 50% lower than other cloud providers

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Benefits

Reduction in Total Cost of Ownership

Reduction in total cost of ownership

With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, users can quickly scale IT resources up and down according to changing business demands. Customers pay only for what they use—enabling them to lower the cost of IT operations and get more out of their IT budget.
Reduction of Total Cost on Ownership

IT resilience and security

Migrating to the cloud is the easiest to build more secure architectures with optimal performance. The fundamental architecture of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides multiple regions, availability domains, fault domains, and various ways to automate many time-consuming tasks associated with on-premises IT environments.
Reduction of Total Cost on Ownership

Business and operational agility

It can take 6-18 months to acquire infrastructure components and provision on-premises IT resources is a major obstacle to operational agility for most businesses. With Oracle, that timeline is reduced to a couple of weeks. Benefits include lower TCO and greater flexibility.
Reduction of Total Cost on Ownership

Infrastructure consolidation

By consolidating IT in Oracle's cloud, organizations free themselves from the complexities and capital expenditures associated with purchasing or leasing data center space and managing and maintaining IT infrastructure. Customers also migrate to meet regulatory compliance mandates or needs for geographical market expansion.

Cost Estimator


Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is easy with this TCO Calculator. Use it to find out how much your current IT costs can be reduced by migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.


Cloud Migration Strategies


There are many roads to cloud adoption. Some are easy and offer a quick return on investment (ROI). Others are more complex and time consuming but provide better ROI over the long term. For most enterprises, migration to the cloud will involve some combination of these three strategies:


Migrate existing IT environments to the cloud

Migrating existing IT environments with minimal changes is the quickest and most economical path to cloud adoption. These types of migrations can be carried out at the compute and storage levels via snapshots, or by reinstalling applications and migrating the data.

Refactor applications for the cloud

Refactoring requires significant architecture and code changes to convert on-premises resources into optimized cloud native applications. This approach helps organizations maximize the benefits of cloud native capabilities, but it's also one of the most complex cloud migration strategies.

Switch to software as a service (SaaS) applications

To reduce complexity, organizations sometimes choose to leave on-premises applications behind and adopt similar SaaS applications in the cloud. SaaS applications provide robust functionality without management complexity.

The quickest way to realize the benefits of Oracle's cloud is to migrate existing IT environments with minimal changes. Oracle created this Migration Central page to bring together all the resources customers need to execute a successful cloud migration, whether they are trying to migrate just a few applications and VMs, or multiple data centers.


Migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


Enterprises often use a large number of applications from many different vendors that are integrated using a collection of standard tools or custom-built applications. By providing a collection of native and third-party tools, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure makes it easy for organizations to migrate physical and virtual infrastructure from on-premises data centers or other clouds—no matter what applications they are running. A typical cloud migration involves five stages, beginning with the assessment and evaluation of the IT environment to be migrated, and ending with the successful launch of cloud-based IT resources that have been fully tested for functionality and performance.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Migration Planning

Assessment and planning

A key component of every successful migration pattern is proper planning of how the migration will be executed.

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Source capture and preparation

Capturing every bit of information that needs to be migrated to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is critical for the target environment to be complete and viable.

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Transporting VMs, data, and files to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Once you have captured the source instances, the next step is transporting them to the target environment in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Target environment provisioning and optimization

When provisioning the target environment, it's important to optimize for performance availability, security, and governance.

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Cutover to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Once the target environment in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is ready, it's time to initiate the cutover operations.

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Migration Partners


Small scale migrations of up to 50 VMs can be carried out using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure native tools and manual steps. But if plans call for a large-scale migration that includes entire data centers and hundreds or thousands of VMs, it's a good idea to work with a member of Oracle's extensive partner network. Here are some resources to choose from:

  • The Oracle Consulting Service provides users with deep migration expertise.
  • Visit Oracle's Technology Partners page to explore specialized migration tools from independent software vendor (ISV) partners.
  • Visit the Systems Integrator Partners page to leverage Oracle's proven network of cloud migration partners.

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