Legacy Migrations of Oracle Systems to Cloud

Many CIOs have a move to cloud for all or most systems, often in short timescales on their to-do list.  However, some of the legacy core systems which run many mature businesses have either a technology debt or are too embedded to contemplate major moves before end-of-life/sunset provisions can be made.

Often this kind of project is so enormous that it can take years to mature.  Equally a “Lift and Shift” to the cloud usually has costs which are disproportionate and/or inefficient.

Licences and workloads which used to be controlled and spread across Licence-Friendly hard-partioned environments such as Solaris, ODAs, Exadatas and IBM are now being moved to vCPU based licensing which does not afford any optimisation.

RDB has decades of experience running complex Oracle stacks and has a lot of experience optimising and moving these workloads to new infrastructures.  In particular we are expert at optimising cloud moves of these applications and migrating them safely and cost-effectively.

If you have Oracle workloads, whether running on Oracle/SPARC or IBM platforms we can help you cost-effectively move to High-Availability cloud environments wit optimised use of resources and expensive licensed CPUs.

Key Objectives

The Solution

Key Benefits

Next Steps

Key Objectives

1. Reduce operational expenditure by:

– Replace legacy and/or proprietary equipment with HA Cloud/Hyperscaler Infrastructure

– Consider replacement infrastructure/hybrid clouds

– Consider opportunities to downgrade Enterprise Features and even to Standard Edition

2. Evaluate opportunities to bundle Observability and Cyber Security services:

– Monitoring and Observability services from Splunk and RDB

– XDR, Investigations, SIEM services and Vulnerability services

Key Benefits

They key benefits are cost and risk reduction.

However there may be other strategic benefits, such as easing the way for strategic migrations and platform development.

The Solution

What type of businesses benefit from this type of solution?

Established companies often have issues with rising OpEx and Risk profiles on ageing equipment. Often this is one of the key motivators to move to cloud with equivalent SaaS applications. However, sometimes the appetite for change is moderated by the cost and risk associated with such a fundamental move.

RDB Concepts’ optimisation service, backed up by its broad and deep systems skills mean that we can either:


Control the legacy environment and/or put in an appropriate cloud setting, effectively removing the hardware risk.


Optimise the infrastructure to radically reduce the cost of licensing legacy hardware (particularly if the software is licensed by core or CPU count).


Move the applications into current patch-level operating environments and/or otherwise enhance its security.




In each case, RDB Concepts are not only able to make the recommendations; we can also perform the most complex migrations as well as provide a comprehensive, 24×7, full-resolving Managed Service for the new environments.

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