Building a Business Case for Oracle PaaS

In the past, CIOs and CTOs were responsible for building and managing their own technology stacks, which meant they spent their time and money purchasing applications for and supporting a given IT infrastructure. But times have changed. Modern CIOs and CTOs are increasingly realizing that agility requires flexibility – the old model just won’t cut it anymore

To solve this problem and bring increased agility into their operations and development, many tech professionals are now exploring solutions such as Oracle PaaS (Platform as a Service), which promises true flexibility paired with ease of management. 

For those in the know, PaaS sounds like a breath of fresh air after decades of infrastructure lock-in, but to those who aren’t yet familiar with PaaS opportunities… well, the concept can be a bit hard to explain. 

This, therefore, is your handy guide to building a business case for Oracle PaaS. Let’s dive in. 

The Benefits of Oracle PaaS

In today’s high-speed race to the cloud, many I&O leaders have been tasked with the project of moving most or all datacenters to the cloud

The process of selecting and implementing a cloud-based infrastructure solution (IaaS / Infrastructure as a Service) is time-consuming and hectic – and after the migration is complete, many I&O pros find themselves frustrated with their lack of overall cloud visibility and monitoring capabilities. This is especially the case if they’re running both cloud and on-premises datacenters. 

I&O leaders will be glad to hear that that Oracle PaaS simplifies and enhances visibility into multi-platform infrastructures, by providing a single, abstracted layer that seamlessly monitors and compiles data in whatever way is best for each SA. 

PaaS also provides a range of other additional, time- and money-saving benefits, such as: 

  • Faster development timelines through instant, on-demand provisioning across the globe
  • Instantaneous failover protection from a replicated backup (also known as DRaaS or “Disaster Recovery as a Service”)
  • Better security in both cloud and on-premises environments with integrated, modern identity and access management (IAM) technology

The Risks of Oracle PaaS

Like all modern cloud tools, PaaS solutions can create a risk of high usage costs and vendor lock-in, but these risks can easily be mitigated by careful monitoring and vendor selection. These days, only inattentive companies should suffer those risks because enterprises can leverage automation solutions to track and scale usage thresholds, and smart negotiators can ensure that their data stays portable and flexible by working with the right vendors. 

Companies can also delegate ‘round-the-clock cloud management to a certified Oracle Managed Services Provider (MSP) with experience monitoring, managing, and servicing enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS installations. 

Other PaaS risks include the regulatory issues that come with any cloud solution. Doubtless, you already have a few cloud solutions in place, so it’s a smart idea to work with an experienced cloud professional soon, so you can determine where your cloud data is residing and where and how it flows across national borders

Figuring the Costs of PaaS

Since all Oracle PaaS use cases are different, there is no simple way to figure the exact costs of your PaaS solution without the help of an Oracle Cloud expert, such as Centroid. 

However, when you sit down with an experienced PaaS consultant, they’ll carefully listen to your needs and current issues, take the time to compare costs for a few top solutions that may work for you, and happily advise you on whether or not Oracle PaaS would fit your current and evolving needs as an organization. 

Alternatives to PaaS

Instead of choosing a standalone PaaS solution, many organizations choose to pair their cloud infrastructure (IaaS) with a PaaS solution. This way, they get the security and long-term stability of a cloud-based infrastructure, along with the visibility and granular control they’re used to in their on-premises systems. If this solution sounds like the right option for your needs, be careful to consider the processing capabilities of the IaaS solution you choose. 

Only the most cutting-edge cloud infrastructure solutions can meet the needs of modern organizations that expect and rely on real-time processing speeds and dedicated private network connections – and it’s no use pairing your PaaS solution with a slow IaaS that won’t give you real-time data. For the fastest, most powerful IaaS performance and dedicated private network connections, enterprises choose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

How Long Does PaaS Take to Set Up?

Like all cloud solutions, the time it takes to complete your implementation depends on your current IT architecture — however, there are ways to speed up your implementation process significantly. 

What’s the Expected Impact on Operations?

Enterprises that turn to Platform as a Service options, including Oracle PaaS, can expect increased flexibility and agility, lowered infrastructure needs resulting from optimization, and a faster time to market on emerging innovations and development initiatives. 

In addition, I&O leaders can gain greater insight into their overall cloud consumption and usage trends; security experts can rely on instant, effortless failover for true business continuity; and executives can freely request test environments to experiment with new cloud offerings and solutions. 

In short, with PaaS, everything changes. Your entire enterprise will suddenly have the freedom to try out more new ideas, safely, securely, and cost-effectively. Only you can decide if freedom like that will build your competitive stance. 

Centroid: Delivering Positive PaaS Outcomes

PaaS, like other cloud solutions, takes careful planning and preparation to ensure seamless, effective implementation. Start your investigations into Oracle PaaS the right way when you contact the cloud experts at Centroid. 

For more than 20 years, Centroid has been helping enterprises manage and optimize their full technology stack, and we’re proud to have been recognized by Oracle as cloud leaders. Centroid was the driving force behind history’s largest Oracle IaaS/PaaS (OCI) implementation, we developed CloudMigrator, the go-to solution for fast, efficient cloud migrations for enterprises, and our global team is dedicated to making your project happen – on deadline and on budget. 

 

Learn more about Oracle PaaS, so you can prepare for the future of your enterprise.