Whether your company is planning on database migration, desktop application migration, or has IT infrastructure consolidation projects, this book gives you all the resources you'll need. It gives you recommendations on tools, strategy and best practices and serves as a guide as you plan, determine effort and budget, design, execute and roll your modern Oracle system out to production. Focusing on Oracle grid relational database technology and Oracle Fusion Middleware as the target cloud-based architecture, your company can gain organizational efficiency, agility, increase innovation and reduce IT Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by moving to service-oriented, Web-based cloud architectures.
- Focuses on Oracle architecture, Middleware and COTS business applications
- Explains the tools and technologies necessary for your legacy migration
- Gives useful information about various strategies, migration methodologies and efficient plans for executing migration projects
Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Tom Laszewski, author of Migrating to the Cloud
Author Tom Laszewski
Dear Amazon Readers,
From contractors in coffee shops to Fortune 500 boardrooms, people are all talking about using cloud computing and how it can save them time and money. Companies that have no IT solutions in use today, which are very rare, can immediately adopt cloud computing. However, most companies have major investments in client/server IT systems. These companies are running a variety of databases, application languages, COTS applications, storage solutions, hardware platforms, and software and database management products. This book helps any business, small or large, move from a distributed, multi-vendor client/server IT infrastructure to a centralized, cloud-based solution.
Data migration and database vendor consolidation is the first place most companies choose to address. Without access to complete, quality data a company cannot function. Companies are also spending a lot of money keeping disparate data sources in sync and managing the exploding growth of data—“big data.”
Without applications, the data has no value. All your data could be moved to the cloud tomorrow, but what does this do for you? Applications running on desktop PCs and laptops need to be migrated to run in the cloud. Whether this involves placing the applications in a virtualized environment, migrating to a cloud-ready language like Java EE, or using a hosted application like Oracle Application Express is all based upon your IT strategy.
Holding all the data and applications together are infrastructure hardware and software. Some IT organizations believe virtualization is synonymous with cloud computing. Even if everything is virtualized you still need integration, management, provisioning, chargeback and other infrastructure software that will run in a cloud environment.
From your database to your applications and infrastructure, Migrating to the Cloud will help you or your organization have a successful migration for your current IT environment to cloud computing.