Journey To The Cloud

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    Your Journey Begins Here

    Pack your bags, hop on board, we’re moving to the Cloud!

    Are you being asked to evaluate or move mission-critical business operations to Cloud-based solutions? Join #IOUGCloudJourney to understand what the Cloud means for your organization and your career. 

    Throughout the next year we will provide videos, webinars, user stories and other resources to help make this transition a smooth one for you and your organization.

    • Learn best practices for implementing Cloud-based solutions for your company.
    • Prepare for the changes to your current job role and develop skills to prepare for future roles.
    • Learn how to adapt your processes to optimize Cloud usage and plan for future engagements or expansion.
    • Use our educational roadmap for key Cloud system skill sets that users need to develop over the next 12-18 months to work effectively with these technologies.
    • Attend COLLABORATE 18.

    IOUG is here to help!

    We’ll be bringing you this real-time and on-demand virtual learning as well as independent viewpoints on the impact of Cloud-based solutions to assist you in your journey.

    Start Your Journey

    Whether you're actively engaged in a PaaS or IaaS project, or just trying to get up to speed on the latest developments, IOUG has the resources to help. Browse our Cloud Journey libraries to gain a solid footing and prepare for the next step.

    Your Community - Your Stories

    NEW! There are a lot of factors in how you approach your cloud strategy, but one of the best resources IOUG can provide are the real-world experiences of other Oracle users. In our Customer Cloud Stories, we'll be sharing the experiences of users at all stages of production, as well as a variety of use cases.

    These stories include:

    • Why our members considered the Public Cloud
    • How they evaluated different solutions
    • And what they discovered during and after their implementation
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    The Rolta AdviseX Cloud Journey

    Authors:

    • Michael Messina, Senior Managing Consultant, Rolta AdvizeX
    • Sridhar Avantsa, Director, Oracle Infrastructure Services, Rolta AdvizeX

    If you are in any IT role, you are probably part of teams and/or initiatives that want to move your organization to the cloud in whole or in part.  We were a member of a large team at Rolta-AdvizeX that engaged in a full cloud feasibility assessment that examined what cloud offerings could add value to our business and serving our customers.

    As a IT Services company, Rolta-AdvizeX is in an ideal position to evaluate IT services including databases, servers, storage, network, applications and so on.  Our first step was to determine what “cloud readiness” is, and what components determine cloud readiness. To do this, we established a set of key questions:

    • Are we cloud ready?
    • If so, what areas make the most sense for cloud implementation?
    • Do we want to move everything to the cloud or just certain things?
    • Do we want to do a big bang cloud move or to we want to move things one at a time
    • Do we use one cloud provider or use a mix of cloud providers based on the specific needs of teams and units?

    These were all important questions for us as an organization, but for sure important questions for our customers. We worked to develop a process to answer those questions and many more like them, in order to get answers that utilize the power of the cloud to improve our business.  The Cloud Feasibility Study was the result of that process development.

    As we ventured on this journey, we thought to ourselves: “Wow! This journey has been full of challenges and new discoveries that have made a big impact to our business. More than just the outcomes, sharing the process by which we got there may have value to others.”  Our hope is that what we have put together on our story, along with others from Rolta-AdvizeX, helps you and your cloud Journey.



    Dig into Autonomous Database in the Cloud

    NEW! Join us for the first in a monthly series of webinars where we'll be partnering with Oracle experts on deep-dives into the technology behind the Oracle Public Cloud.

    An autonomous future – powered by Oracle
    Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 10:00am - 11:15am CST

    The rise of data as a form of capital, and therefore your enterprise database, will have a direct impact on the future success of your business. Whether you are looking to unlock the value of your application data or just interested in integrating all your data and making it accessible to all your employees, join this session to learn how data management in the Cloud using Autonomous Database Cloud can transform your business and give you a competitive advantage. This session will also include a deep dive of the autonomous technology and show you what a self-driving, self-repairing and self-securing database really means.

    Speaker: Monica Kumar, Vice President, Product Marketing Database and Big Data

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    The Essential Cloud Integration Checklist
    Topic: Cloud Journey
    Owner: Stacey Freeh
    Date: 2014-09-18
    Subtopic: Cloud Journey Library

    With the current paradigm shift towards cloud computing, it’s evident many companies are optimistically investing in cloud solutions. While some corporations are starting their private cloud infrastructure, other early adopters are driving out applications by developing directly in public cloud platforms, and even more are procuring software capabilities from the litany of Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors. No matter what your level of “Cloud Maturity” is or which deployment models you choose (SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS), there are certain essential architectural considerations when designing cloud environments. This is especially true for companies sharing information from their corporate applications into the cloud and vice versa-integrating existing systems with the cloud can be a daunting task. Sharing information with the cloud seems to be a concern for many CIO’s, since they haven’t established a level of trust with their cloud yet. This article explores the more critical characteristics of integrating to and from the cloud, and how to ensure your solution is stable, scalable, and interoperable. Consider this your Essential Cloud Integration Checklist.


    Download File   The Essential Cloud Integration Checklist.pdf

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    Top Five Considerations for Moving Your Databases to the Cloud


     

    Original Broadcast: September 27, 2017

    Most organizations either have cloud-based databases or are seriously considering this option. 

    The key to experiencing the full benefits of cloud adoption – and avoid unnecessary downtime and headaches – revolves around having a sound strategy in place before your move, and then executing it perfectly.

    Join us for this IOUG educational session led by Charles Kim, Founder and President of  Viscosity North America. He’ll explore how to successfully plan and navigate your database journey, and discuss the five top considerations when making this transition. 

    It’s a can’t-miss webcast if you’re contemplating moving your databases to the cloud.

    Featured Speaker:

    • Charles KimFounder and President of Viscosity North America

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