Migrating E-Business Suite to the Cloud: Lift and Shift Roadmap

Girl on dirt road looking at a road map who appears to be lost.

Jumping into an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Cloud migration all at once can be like driving to the Grand Canyon without a roadmap — you’re likely to get lost along the way, and you might not end up at your intended destination. Migrating to the Cloud is a big decision to make, but an EBS Cloud Migration “Lift and Shift” Roadmap can help you to better plan for the journey ahead.

What happens to my customizations when I migrate to the cloud?

One of the biggest concerns we hear from enterprises looking to migrate to the Cloud is around the topic of customizations. So, when you choose to “lift and shift” to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), do you get to keep your customizations? The answer is yes! When you choose to migrate using a “lift and shift” methodology, we are picking up your existing application and supporting environment and moving it on to OCI. Everything will work exactly as it did before. The only difference is your environment will no longer be running on hardware within your data center, it will instead be running on the highly secure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

A Simple Roadmap

Step 1: Outline of Existing Architecture

The first step along your journey to the cloud is to sketch your existing architecture with all of your environments, databases, customizations, and apps, including EBS. We do this to create the clearest picture possible, so the more details provided, the better.

Step 2: Analyze Existing Workloads and Provide Recommendations

After your entire architecture has been outlined in detail, we will analyze and recommend what should be migrated to OCI and when. During this exercise we tend to find a lot of customizations and apps that are either not being used to their fullest or not being used at all. This is also a good time for system architecture to be trimmed down and optimized to help lower costs and future headache.

Step 3: Propose Solution Architecture

Now that we have outlined the system architecture and trimmed the fat, it is time to propose an actual solution. This is the point at which we show you exactly what your architecture will look like in the Cloud. Every enterprise’s solution is custom built, while following industry best practices.

Step 4: Total Cost of Ownership 

After proposing a solution architecture, our Cloud experts will run a comprehensive total cost of ownership/ return on investment calculation. This step not only will make you feel more confident in your decision to migrate to the cloud, as most cloud deployments have a higher ROI than traditional on-premises solutions, but you will also have even more evidence to take to your CFO that shows NOW is the time for your enterprise to start the journey to the cloud.

Step 5: Outline Project Timeline

The final step in creating your cloud lift and shift roadmap is to create a project timeline. Since we have already determined your Cloud solution architecture and project cost, we have enough information to create a scope of work and proposed timeline of said work. Depending on the size of your EBS workloads and the complexities of your project, you will likely see a proposed timeline of 3 to 9 months to production deployment.

Next Steps

If your enterprise is ready to start your E-Business Suite migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, fill out the form below. Within the next business day, one of our cloud migration experts will give you a call to set up a time to meet and create your customized roadmap to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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