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Not all Oracle products are deployable on all cloud platforms, and for many their capabilities may limit migration initiatives. IT Leaders should evaluate the viability, benefits, costs and drawbacks of migrating Oracle products on them, including a strong licensing and support impact.
- Only Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and the Oracle Cloud Authorized providers Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are enabled to offer IaaS and limited PaaS services to run Oracle workloads under official Oracle support.
- Interconnection agreements between OCI and Azure provide multicloud scenarios that address technical performance requirements and extend Oracle official supportability for additional Oracle Applications to be deployed on Azure.
- The DBaaS offering from Oracle Authorized Cloud providers for Oracle Databases might not fit with high demanding storage or IOPS requirements. Some critical capabilities widely adopted for mission-critical workloads, such as Oracle Real Application Cluster, are currently only deployable on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, reducing the cloud alternatives for migrations.
- Cloud providers have a variety of migration incentives, such as special migration professional services, additional cloud consumption credits or support discounts that might contribute to modeling attractive business cases for Oracle workloads migration.
Download this eBook to learn:
- The licensing impact on various cloud environments
- Limited Oracle products deployable on cloud
- Oracle and partner support available on Authorized vs non-Authorized environments
- Technical capabilities to support critical Database issues