Clearing Confusion about the Oracle Cloud ERP

Now is the time to move to the Cloud

Or is it?

Many companies are being told they must move their Oracle Applications to the Cloud in order to cut costs, increase efficiency, and embrace the future of technology. But Oracle’s Cloud Applications aren’t a one-for-one replacement of their on-premise counterparts, and vary greatly in maturity levels.

Additionally, Oracle remains committed to its on-premise applications with continued service, maintenance, and investment in R&D.

So is Oracle Cloud ERP right for your business?

Watch the webinar below to answer your questions about Oracle Cloud ERP!

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Harold

This presentation is for educational purposes only. Your licenses and everything related to work alone or are governed by Oracle. You’ve seen this before. It’s nothing new, let us just like get that out of the way. Really what we’re talking about here are going to be these topics. Is Oracle Cloud ERP right for you and your business, on premise versus cloud versus hybrid. What’s at stake? When should you start your move to the cloud? Converting on premise software spent into Oracle cloud applications. There are some other topics that we’ll try to touch on. I’m sure some of you saw the announcement yesterday about Amazon and its cloud on customer offering that they’re thinking about rolling out in the spring. We’ll touch on that. We’ll touch on Oracle also. So those are kind of the topics we’re going to touch on here.

Harold

Really when you look at cloud adoption and you look at the challenges that companies are facing, what you really see is, really a big focus on are you forced to choose between flexibility or lower costs? Are you or can you rebalance your spend across different services and different service offerings? There’s limited visibility in control over your spend both on Prem and in the cloud and for cloud, and can you or can’t you leverage your on Prem software and investment in the cloud? And how do you do that? And is there, or is there not a delayed time to value, because of the complexity of the cloud and complex pricing? That’s what we’re looking to cover here and we’ll elaborate on these topics throughout the presentation.

Harold

One of the key points to realize here as you look at Oracle, both native to the Oracle cloud, whether it’s Oracle classic or it’s Oracle, OCI generation two, is a virtualization policies and best practices which make it more affordable. As you look at taking your Oracle technology, which is database and middleware and moving it to a third party cloud, whether that’s AWS or anybody else, you need to bear in mind how Oracle views virtualization and how they view putting their software into third party clouds. And you know, Ranga, if you want to elaborate a little on this, you can here, talking about how the core factors are slightly different when you leave OCI and go to, say AWS for instance.

Ranga

Yeah, absolutely. One of the key things to note is, if a costumer is using certain editions of the database software for example, compared to an on prem versus with an Oracle cloud environment or a third party cloud environment, the way in which Oracle determines the licensing is, with the third party environment if it is hyper threaded, then the core factor is one is to two, if it is not hyper threaded, it is one is to two, if it is hyper threaded it is one is to one, so in terms of the licensing especially on the Oracle process of a license, it certainly works in that fashion and certain editions of the database cannot exceed a second footprint in terms of your virtual CPU from the third party cloud environment. We’ve got to keep in mind that besides planning for migration, you’ve got to understand the impact.

Harold

Just so everybody knows, just as kind of housekeeping, here’s where if you look at the first bullet, it talks about the core factor for Oracle. You can look at that link there, you can copy that down. It’ll give you Oracle’s exact core factor. You can also see what their policies are there for virtualization. Their partitioning policy both soft and hard and trusted, which those three items, four items really are paramount. When you look at a hybrid cloud where you’ve got some on Prem licensing as that you’re using on premise and also flexing out to use cloud, whether it’s cloud at customer or whether it’s Oracle or third party clouding. Ranga, I don’t know if you think it would be a good idea just to talk a little about soft partitioning and hard partitioning and what Oracle talks about with that before we get into the cloud discussions overall.

Ranga

Yeah, sure. I think most of the people are aware of how Oracle normally license their ESX cluster for VM ware if you are running your Oracle load on VM ware. The core factor for your own underlying Oracle products, is pretty much if you are using a hard partitioning then you would be covered for, you would have to pay for the license for a year for servers that are physically isolated and it’s allowed to work on the Oracle workloads. And likewise you’ve got to have a dedicated network connection to your San Storage as well. When you’re talking about the soft partitioning Madden, you are going to have a dedicated post and your Oracle workloads can run on any of the available ESX server, in that instance Oracle expects you to license the complete VM hardware. That is the key difference between soft partitioning and the hard partitioning.

Harold

We’re getting a little feedback that you’re a little low, so could you please make sure you stay where you are, so that we can hear you a little better on from the mic.

Ranga

Sure.

Harold

Okay, great. I’m sorry, I broke your train there.

Ranga

I mean that’s just the primary difference between the hard and the soft partitioning. So continue Harold.

Harold

Sure. Everybody today I think knows that Oracle no longer sells by product per say. They sell universal cloud credits. And the intent of the universal cloud credit is to allow customers a simpler buying experience, greater flexibility and ease of expansion. So what you do today just so folks know, is you buy a set of cloud credits that could be applied based on what the products are so that at no point do you need to limit yourself to buying a set product. You could use a volume buy of universal cloud credits and then apply it as needed throughout the lifecycle of your cloud. Whether it’s, you know, for just compute or computed storage or other things.And Oracle is offering several different variants for you, whether it’s the pure infrastructure as a service where you’re just buying the infrastructure to run your own licenses on.

Harold

Or you could use platform as a service where it includes both infrastructure and database and middleware, or they have got another version that allows you to bring your own on premise license into the cloud whereby you reduce the cost for the platform licensing by bringing the technology licenses that you need in order to run it on there. So there are some variants, and I don’t want to get this whole Webinar tied up on how to price cloud. So you know if there are questions about it we can get to it later or we can have a sidebar and I think most of the folks are more interested in this, and really the technology of moving, whether it’s EBS or JD Edwards or PeopleSoft, we’re using EBS as the example here, but it’s the same regardless of which of the Oracle ERPs you’re looking to move to the cloud. And with that Ranga, I’m going to kind of turn it over to you

Ranga

Sure, okay. What we are seeing on this slide is the different services that are currently offered on the Oracle cloud infrastructure. So, we have the compute shapes, which is nothing but your infrastructure as a service. Then you have got your networking service, which will help you to have your virtual private network. And you can expand your on prem network on to the Oracle cloud.

Harold

Ranga you’ve got to stay closer to the mic. I’m sorry.

Ranga

Yeah, I am closer to the mic. Okay. Hopefully you are clearer now.

Harold

Yes.

Ranga

Okay. And then we also offer Oracle storage services on the cloud. We offer two different types of storage on the cloud platform. One is called the irregular objects storage, which is like pretty much like your Dropbox and then we also offer the block storage. The key differentiator is block storage and object storage are primarily being serviced using SSDs. But the caveat is, in the object storage we have got two flavors. One is an archival storage, the other one is the regular storage. Oracle also offers load balancing as a service. We offer private as well as public load balances. Then we are coming into the platform as a service. You have got like our integration cloud services, you’ve got database cloud services and then we have infrastructure specific based cloud services, like Exadata as a cloud service or you can have autonomous application as a cloud service, autonomous integration platforms, cloud services et cetera.

Ranga

Then the last step is very critical of the cloud machines because Oracle has already been bullish in the market, its been in there for the last 10 to 12 months. This is the cloud at customer. Certain customers might like to have their experience near performance expedience so they don’t want to go out of the data center to access the cloud environment. Oracles rolls in a machine onto your data center, they plug it in. Oracle manages the infrastructure. Oracle manages all the softwares. You get the expedience of running a cloud environment on your own data center. Now, these are all the key services currently Oracle’s cloud infrastructure offers. Now in this example, we are talking about an Oracle E-Business Suite applications that you’re running on prem, you can just take that E-business suite footprint, drop it in Oracle cloud environment and then you get the benefit. So can we go to the next slide there please Harold?

Harold

Sure Ranga. Just make sure you stay as close to that mic as possible because we’re getting some chatter from folks, they are having a hard time hearing you.

Ranga

Yeah. Sure. The three different ways in which we could deploy Oracle E-business. So one is cloud. Obviously you have your on Prem EBS footprint that you have already purchased and you are currently managing it. If you don’t, then we have these, we discussed about the cloud at customer, which is a rolling out take cloud machine into your data center, plugging it in, starting it up. Oracle manages that, provides you the interface to create your virtual environments in there. You could move your EBS onto that. For your non production or noncritical EBS environments, you’ve got the option of deploying the same EBS environment at the Oracle cloud infrastructure, which we call it as the public cloud. The experience on your EBS, whether you run on prem or whether you run it on cloud at customer or at your cloud infrastructure, it’s exactly the same. Oracle provides you the tools, which is called as the Oracle EBS admin tool via which you can maintain these EBS environments exactly the same way as you would do it currently. Next slide Harold.

Ranga

Okay, so the first question people would like to ask is, why should I look at Oracle cloud infrastructure for my EBS? Another first statement goes without by saying, it’s a single support, a support from a single vendor. You are running an Oracle workload on an Oracle infrastructure, or an Oracle public cloud service. You get the support from the same. If you otherwise landed on a third party hardware vendor, in event of any issues related to your EBS environment, the support stops within the Oracle workspace. If it is beyond your network or storage, then you have a different support contracts with the respective vendors. The critical thing that Oracle cloud infrastructure is ideal for your EBS is the automation proportion. So through a single UI tool, you’ve got the option of versioning your environments quickly with an automation tool and this particular tool is available only when you run it against Oracle cloud infrastructure.

Ranga

You can lift and shift your EBS environment via a menu driven option. You’ve got the capabilities to expand or add additional application servers or you’ve got the option of expanding from a single instance database to a RAC instance database. And you also have the feasibility to do some of your mundane tasks such as automating your backups. And also deploying your change request in terms of applying a patch be it an Oracle supply patch, or an Oracle EBS patch. Are there any customers on the call who are using application management pack for the EBS?

Harold

You guys can unmute to answer that question so that Ranga could talk to you.

Ranga

All right, so this particular tool also offers the application management pack off it as well. So it comes inbuilt in with it. You deploy it from a single machine and then you start managing your different environments. Now, I’ve got to say this and highlight it very clearly here, the Oracle database cloud service comes in three different flavors. The most expensive one is the Oracle Exadata cloud service among the three options. The second option is, on high availability through DataGuard and RAC, which is nothing, but if customers are familiar with Oracle database appliance, Oracle offers a virtualized environment on to run your RAC or you can have a dedicated host serving as your Oracle database. Be It single instance or the RAC instance. The third and the most effective operation and deployment of database is Oracle database cloud service on a virtualized environment.

Ranga

Each one of them has got its own advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are more in terms of what is the network bandwidth that is available between your Oracle database machine and your storage tier. Number one. The second advantage is the shape and the size of your network interface cards. Oracle guarantees the specific IOPS. It guarantees the network latency. It also guarantees for availability. No other cloud provider offers the three levels of service guarantee for your infrastructure components. At a very high level. The Oracle EBS cloud admin tool gives you three important things. One is the ability to provision a new EBS environment or you can provision or expand or scale out your database or your application tier. The second thing is lifecycle management. You want to patch, apply a patch or roll out your changes from your SDLs through your SDLC cycles. You can control those via lifecycle management using the cloud admin.

Ranga

This otherwise normally customer use the Oracle lifecycle management pack that comes as part of Oracle enterprise manager to do it. The third option that it provides us is the lift and shift capability. Meaning you take an existing footprint of your EBS environment, existing topology. You don’t have to change anything. You just migrate it to the Oracle cloud, meaning lift and shift, forklifted, no need to upgrade, you don’t have to worry about it. Once you have your environment on the cloud, then it becomes pretty much your environment that’s otherwise you would have it on your on prem. Using the lift and shift methodology, what it provides us, it also gives us the capability to move your customizations otherwise. Using the cloud admin tool. You’ve got three options in terms of deployment.

Ranga

I want to have one big box and I want to run my application tier and my database tier in a box. That is one option. It’s primarily used for your demo or Sandbox environment or just to verify the patch has not broken your environment. You don’t want to have spend the time of doing it on your other environments or which is deemed critical. You deploy your EBS on the single environment. The second is the multi node compute. These are primarily VM virtual machines, wherein you have dedicated virtual machines for your application tier and the dedicated database virtual machine. You can move it in that particular fashion. This is ideal for your test, Dev, QA sort of environments. The next is critical that we always recommend customers is to deploy your database on an Oracle database cloud service, which is the Oracle pass offering and you deploy your applications on dedicated virtual machines. This is primarily for your production environment, which has got a much better performance, expectations there.

Ranga

Now let’s look at some key components of this admin tool. First thing is, this particular tool is available in the market place so you don’t have to do anything. You download the image. When you start the image, you’re pretty much ready to go and manage your EBS environments, no need to do any additional installation, et cetera. What it uses behind the scene is pretty much if customers are, have got a knowledge about Puppet, which is one of those automation tools for software provisioning, it uses pretty much that. Second thing is you can manage your on prem environment as well as your cloud environment. Why is this offering available is some customers would like to move their noncritical non production environments to the cloud, but leave the production environment on Prem. So in that case your development happens on your cloud environment and you want to hold those, roll up those patches and changes and move it to your Oracle prod. That’s the second thing.

Ranga

And then the Oracle EBS cloud admin tool communicates with the EBS cloud storage for, it’s a new that cloud storage assets repository and keeper tab of your footprints, your releases, your past set levels, your gold image of your EBS environments. The cloud admin tool also integrates with the backup storage. So when you are going to be scheduling your backups of your critical, non critical environments for longer term retention. You can simplify this whole administrative process of that using the cloud admin. Then obviously there is a sandbox provisioning utility, which is nothing, but as I said, it’s all in one box. So your application tier, your database tier, your web tier, everything sits in a single box. So these are all the five components of your cloud admin tool.

Ranga

Now how does it work is the question, right? So the first thing when the cloud admin tool looks at, is it looks at your current deployment, current footprint, takes it and, understands the topology of your EBS environment. And then it’s going to ask by a menu driven processes. Okay. How do you want me to deploy this onto the cloud? When I say cloud here, I’m referring to Oracle cloud only. It’s going to say, okay, I want to first take a backup of your application tier, meaning I want to take an image of your application tier. Then it’s going to take a backup of your Oracle EBS database and then its provisions, those services on Oracle cloud inside your tenancy, based on your network and security models. Then it restores those environments for you. Now again, here I am saying, you’ve got three options of deploying your database, database cloud service on a virtual machine or a database cloud service on a dedicated hardware for faster performance or you can always go to the Exadata cloud service, provided your EBS footprint is massive in terms of the database size and expected performance level.

Ranga

The automation of backups is available for customers running at the EBS, 12.1.3 above. Anything below than that you have got to apply the patch and make it to have them meet the basic requirements of coming to 12 one three release. The load balancer, which is a service inside Oracle could be two forms, a public load balancer or a private load balancer. Customers typically having multiple application tiers for different modules, especially if you’re having I-supplier or an I-expenses kind of module when you implemented it. Those need to be available and access by from the public, whereas your HR modules or your finance modules. You want to have it through a private load balancer. You can deploy those options via the cloud admin tool.

Ranga

I mean how does this multi-node application tier model works on EBS is, it takes a backup of your application tier, creates a gold image in your EBS cloud container, and then you just say, I want to add another node to my existing dev environment or an existing QA environment. The moment it recognizes that you’ve got more than one application tier. What it does is it automatically provisions your load balancer so you don’t have to worry about changing your configuration. It takes care of managing your EBS environment pretty much. Like the same situation holds good when you want to do your cloning of EBS environment as well. So all your auto configs, your pre clone steps, the post clone steps is all taken and managed via EBS admin. You don’t have to do anything manually. Pretty much.

Ranga

So how do we do that to the cloud? How do we bring your on Prem Environment to the Oracle cloud? First we got to have your…. you got to extend your on Prem Network to the cloud. When I say you extend your network, this is one of the things that whether you might want to choose or you don’t have to. All it means is, if you want to extend your Oracle internal, I mean sorry, your on Prem internal network. You want to extend it to the cloud so that you can have the same network IP address range that you want to use it. You extend your network and then the connectivity between your on Prem and the cloud infrastructure is established either using a dedicated panel, which is pretty much very similar to your MPLS connections, what we call it as the fast connect connections in Oracle.

Ranga

Or you can build a virtual private network, secure tunnel over the internet as well. Using with a virtual private network, a secure tunnel over the Internet is ideal for your development environment. But for a production environment, we recommend using an MPLS or a fast connect connection. Again, the case is again determined based upon saying what is my upstream and downstream activity between my EBS and others? So you start using this particular tool, you download the tool, you have an Oracle tenant in the Oracle environment. You specify your network, you’ve established your IP sec tunnel or your VPN tunnels.

Ranga

Using the tool you can point, it’s going to go on first and do a preparing of inventory of your on premise EBS environment. Then based on which environment you want to move to the cloud, you say, okay, choose my dev environment, move it to Oracle cloud. So it’s going to start provisioning your services on the cloud, takes a backup of your database, takes a backup of your application tier, configures the load balancers onto the cloud. This tells the application, this tells the database, and then you’ve got the option of either to choose to shut down your on Prem and start servicing from your Oracle cloud environment. So it’s as simple as that. It is a single mouse, a single click versioning utility.

Ranga

Yeah. Step one, we take a file based. How does it work behind the scenes? Let’s go into the details. It takes a backup of your application tier, transfers to the Oracle EBS storage container, takes a backup of your database using RMAN or RMAN clone, if you’ve got an image copy, you can specify it. Your database backup gets stored into the storage container. Then the EBS cloud Admin, it’s going to read from the storage container and starts provisioning your Oracle Environment.

Ranga

Next step is the application tier goes into an Oracle compute service and the database tier is based on, you get the option of saying whether you want to have a dedicated environment or not. Or you want to use a virtual environment or you want to deploy it on Oracle cloud service. Okay, next slide please.

Ranga

Again, this tool gives the flexibility to expand your application tier or your database tier. You don’t have to write a separate code, you don’t have to rewrite your auto conflict, you don’t have to do any of those things. Everything gets…. your context files get updated automatically and it’s ready to be deployed. Yes. Next slide please.

Ranga

Using the tool gives the flexibility to do a fast clone. If customers have got used to the Oracle application management pack EM, it replaces start features. You can start doing cloning of your environment from your production to your non production or from QA to your test, and using this particular cloud admin tool. It makes the life easier for everybody. So you don’t have to again worry about your pre-clone post-clone steps here. Keep in mind every environment in Oracle cloud is all encrypted at rest. Next slide, Harold.

Ranga

Hybrid cloud management gives the possibility for you to manage your on Prem as well as your cloud deployments. Using a single UI, the ability to start moving changes from cloud Dev test SDLC cycle to your production. You don’t have to worry about creating much patches or applying your custom patches and then try to find out on Oracle cloud. It provides those capabilities directly. Next slide.

Ranga

This slide just shows you like, you know, how you do what normally customers always a hookup, their EBS environment, communicated with my bureau moss which is my Oracle support, you have the options of trying to find out what are the latest patches available for your specific environment based on the footprint. You create a software location, it downloads the software and then pushes it across the different stages of your EBS environments. Next one.

Harold

Thank you Ranga for walking everybody through the basics of how Oracle handles EBS in their environment where you’re lifting and shifting it up. I’d like everybody to remember that we took EBS as the example. It is not only limited to EBS as its ERP, but the same can be held true whether it’s JD Edwards or PeopleSoft. And I don’t know if there’s anything you want to add into that, Anga, or is that enough?

Ranga

Well in terms of other ERP mechanisms. So you’ve got different options. I mean, you mentioned touched upon PeopleSoft, Jd Edwards. You could also migrate using similar capabilities, similar tooling that is available for your other ERP systems as well. Now then customers have got two options in that either choosing an Oracle cloud infrastructure platform or they could use an Oracle SAS platform as well. Yup, go ahead Harold.

Harold

Thank you. So that’s, we’re kind of at the point where we’ve got to pay for this Webinar. So you get to hear my little commercial introduction for Centroid and I thank you all for participating really, for those of you who don’t know who Centroid is, we’ve been around since 1997. We have over 300 or so Oracle professionals that work for us with offices throughout the US and in Hyderabad, India. We are Oracle platinum partner, specifically a top five strategic partner. We are an MSP in velocity partner and we’re also one of a handful of select MSP certified cloud partners. We have won numerous awards. Most recently at OpenWorld we won the cloud innovation partner of the year award this year.

Harold

When you look at what we do, we, we are an IT consulting firm that does project based solutions, customizations, upgrades, managed services, hosting, Oracle licensing, Oracle license consulting, pre-cloud assessment, cloud migrations. There’s a plethora of stuff on these next slides as far as what we do. But suffice it to say, we are an entire Oracle red stack shop, starting down at server and storage level, running up through the OS into the database, up to the mid tier and all the way out to the front end ERP and edge applications like, EBS, JD Edwards, Hyperion Oracle identity management, Oracle business intelligence. And we also had the capability of multi cloud integration.

Harold

So it’s not only Oracle, but we can integrate with AWS and other cloud platforms so that those of you who are multi cloud service users. We have the ability to do that. So with that being said, what I’d like to do now is kind of open up this for some questions and I am going to exit out of this here so that we can see if there were any questions that came in on this thing, let’s see.I’m not sure. I don’t think that we had a lot that came in on the chat board. I don’t know if anybody has any specific questions at this time or else we’ve had some that have come in via email. Ranga do you have a question or two that came in to you via email, either from Bob or prior to the Webinar

Ranga

I did. I’ve got two critical questions which I’ve picked up.

Harold

Sure.

Ranga

The first question I received was why should we look at Oracle’s cloud if you’ve already invested or planning to invest on a competing cloud service? It’s a very valid question that most customers have. Oracle has always looked at as a very late entrant to the cloud market, but I would say to those customers, the ideal platform to run your Oracle workloads specifically Oracle workload, there is no better cloud provider that can offer a better quality of service and user experience than Oracle provides, that’s number one. Secondly, the Oracle cloud machine are, or the Oracle cloud infrastructure should not be looked at purely as an Oracle on Oracle platform. You can bring in any type of workload which is non Oracle and when you run it on an Oracle environment or an Oracle cloud environment, there is a remarkable difference in terms of performance and expectations because of three important reasons.

Ranga

As I said before, Oracle is the only vendor that offers three guarantees or service level guarantees. The first is availability. The second is the network reliability. The third is the IOPS performance. What it means by provisioning….giving a guarantee is, if Oracle fails to meet on any one of these three categories, the customers get a credit back onto their cloud environment. That’s the first question that I received it.

Harold

So Ranga, before you leave this for a minute because I received this question, I think it relates or it tags onto that, that statement a little. I know a lot of folks saw yesterday, that release about Amazon and they’re clouded customer and the fact that it’s designed around VM ware. And the question that I had received this, how does that all play into somebody that is running Oracle and is thinking about that? Is there a relationship with performance, whether it’s with red shift or any of the other Amazon products as a comparison to Oracle?

Ranga

Absolutely. The other thing you have….the point that we are all talking about is, Okay, I’m already looking at another product. So in terms of like either a cross platform migration strategy or the cross environment strategy, the thing that we need to pretty much look into that is, Okay, what does the impact of me moving away from one environment to another environment? What’s the impact to my business? Second thing is the cost of doing that particular migration strategy. The third is, okay, how is it going to sit in the bigger landscape of my existing environments. The fourth and the critical aspect is, how is the support, what’s going to be my feature set availability in the future? And how was it going to be helpful in my whole transition of adopting to a cloud strategy? So it’s very critical and it’s very, very important that we analyze that before making a decision or jumping the gun to buy this.

Harold

Thank you Ranga. And before you get to the other question, I know there’s, here’s one relating hosting. Whoever just asked that question, could you just turn, turn your mic on and ask the questions directly to Ranga because these snippets keeps fading out on me. I guess. I think that person’s away from the mic. So if you emailed that question directly to Bob, he’ll get it out to us. And anybody who’s looking for the presentation, if you emailed Bob, we’ll get that out to. So go ahead, Ranga.

Ranga

The other question I had was, what are the other migration tools that are offered either by Oracle or for Centroid. Yes, we are proud for the EBS or the ERP we have got this admin tools that are available, but what else do I have if I have to provision, like say move a database over or like moving my virtual VM ware workloads onto the cloud. Oracle offers many migration tools that are there. Like you know you can bring in your existing workloads, VM ware workloads using Ravello or you’ve got like an API using some containerization like docker based containers. You can use that or if you’ve got Kubernetes based ones you can move that as well and if you’re running a non Oracle or non Linux or Unix based systems, if you’ve got Microsoft based systems you can move that or we are partnered with a company called Rackspace and RackWare that helps us to migrate non Oracle non Linux based systems or using a single click.

Ranga

And then it keeps it in sync it that shows all the different migration strategies become, but let us be very clear. Every customer’s migration to cloud will be different based on that specific environment and Centroid has always adopted that every customer’s migration is unique and it’s going to be designed and it’s going to be developed using customer’s priority as the key and the customers input. Because we always emphasize on developing a strategy which will be a collaborative effort we have with the customers.

Harold

Okay. I just found the question relating to the hosting question. What are you seeing from Oracle in terms of the existing licenses moved from a third party cloud? I’m not sure-

Ranga

You want to take that licensing question. Right. So I mean I, I’m not too sure about how do you want, what specific license they have got, that the user is talking about here. If it’s for EBS or if it’s for a database or if it is for other services. When you’re going to bring that license then I think it has to be converted into a universal license model.

Harold

Okay. Thank you. Is Oracle cloud more or less expensive than AWS? That’s a question that came in from Bob here. So, the answer on that one really, when you look at it, Oracle’s core factoring, that’s kind of why we talked about the core factor at the beginning of this. Oracle uses, their core factor 0.5. when you come over. Right? So, basically one oh, CP who covers to two processor licenses verse when you’re looking at AWS it is a 1-1 ratio. I don’t know if you want to elaborate any more on to that Anga

Ranga

Yeah. Two things to note here. The first thing is in terms of the cost wise, if you are running on an Oracle workload on an AWS compared to an OCI environment, given the fact that, for argument’s sake, let’s say the shape of the machines are like for like, okay, and you’re running a typical workload on it, which has got like an average of 200,000 IOPS. And if you look at the costing, it could be about probably Oracle cloud will be eight times cheaper compared to the nearest on a public cloud provider. That’s number one. The second thing when we should also talk about is, the additional price that the customer pays for faster performance of AWS storage or faster for your network. When you’ve compared those two, the Oracle cost is about 50% cheaper compared to your other cloud provider vendor.

Harold

Okay. Well thank you. I’d like to thank you, Anga, for all your help here on this and I like to thank all the attendees for joining. I know it’s five minutes at the top of the hour, and we’re trying to stay on schedule here. I know you all have busy days, so I’d like to thank you all for attending the Webinar. Anyone who would like a copy of the presentation, please email Bob Huggins directly. He will get out a copy to you. Anyone who wishes to have further discussions on any of the points can reach out to Bob Huggins and he will coordinate setting up a meeting with us and you at a convenient time. Or if there are any further questions that you have, please send it to us and we’ll respond via email. Again, thank you for attending and enjoy the rest of your day. See you later.

Ranga

Thank you everyone.