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Things to Consider When Choosing an Oracle Cloud Migration Partner

February 7, 2022
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Sohaib Zaidi

There are many reasons to migrate from Oracle EBS to Oracle Cloud, including greater business agility, lower operating costs, and higher efficiency.

However, the migration to Oracle Cloud can pose serious business risks if not performed carefully. As such, it’s recommended that organizations use an Oracle Migration Partner who can help them decrease risk, save costs, and increase the speed of the migration. That being said, finding the right partner is a challenging task.

In this blog, we’ll discuss what you should look for when you choose a partner.

Platform Expertise & Level of Oracle Experience: Oracle enterprise applications are extremely complex ecosystems that include numerous databases, analytics, integrations, and integrated technologies.

Your Oracle Migration partner should have deep expertise across Oracle’s complete stack of technology, not just a general understanding of Oracle Cloud Migrations.

Full-Stack Service Provider: Your partner should offer a complete stack of Cloud services – Advisory, Managed, Migration and Upgrade testing. Furthermore, your partner should provide the flexibility to easily scale up or scale down resources as per your changing business needs.

A Proven Migration Process: A successful Oracle Cloud migration is not possible without having clear definitions of business case objectives. Find a partner who can help you define your migration goals and create a migration plan that achieves these goals with thorough testing to ensure business continuity.  The partner should design, migrate, and validate each Oracle application – following a meticulous, iterative path for your new Cloud environment.

A Plan for Integrating Third-Party Applications: Nearly all enterprises have unique customizations and integrations that connect outside technologies to their Oracle EBS environment. As such, it’s important to choose a migration partner who can deeply understand your critical integrations and customizations, so they can migrate them to The Cloud without breakage.

Advanced Automation technology: The risk of critical errors during migration can be minimized with test automation, as it eliminates manual processes that are prone to human mistakes. Read our E-book on "Testing Strategy for Migration from Oracle EBS to Oracle Cloud" to know how test automation reduces the risks & challenges to change.

Look for a partner who applies automation in the following areas:

  • Automated Provisioning
  • 24/7/365 monitoring and alerts to keep your Oracle EBS data secure
  • Oracle EBS Test Automation
  • to prevent configuration drift
  • to automate patches, backups, upgrade & security testing

Selecting the  right Oracle Migration Partner is a critical decision, and your migration success depends on it. The above mentioned criteria will help you find out the right partner.

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