The Journey to Oracle Cloud: Episode 07 - How to manage cloud services

We have reached our seventh stop on the The Journey to Oracle Cloud, and the solution is now live. But has the migration been successful? Rafael shares details on that in this episode. Despite moving to the cloud, management of the services is still needed. Alexander Anderson explains the differences between management of cloud versus on-prem services.

Status on the cloud journey

As of today, the platform has been running for three weeks in Oracle Cloud and everything is looking good. The users are satisfied and give positive feedback. The performance reports indicate that everything is already running approximately 20% faster than it did before, when the platform was running on-prem.

Who is Alexander?

Alexander is one of our Oracle Cloud database specialists. He has worked as an Oracle architect for many years and is an expert on Oracle Cloud and how to manage the cloud platform in general.

– What happens when you have gone live with your Oracle cloud migration? Doesn't the cloud manage itself? 

– The cloud does not manage itself completely. The level of management depends on the vendor and which services you use in the cloud, says Alexander.

The cloud is pretty much as any other datacenter - it is just more scaleable, flexible and dynamic, but maintaining some services will always require a bit of work.

Autonomous Database Service vs. Regular Database Service?

– The Autonomous Database Service is basically upgraded and patched automatically by Oracle. This is different with the regular database service (DBCS), where you as a customer have to maintain it yourself. However, there are some good tools build in the OCI console, which is a web front end for managing your services. Here you can do pre-checks, upgrades and restore your backup if needed.

– Managing servers and compute services also have to be taken into account. The compute services, such as the Virtual Machine (VM) or Bare-Metal servers, where you run Linux or Windows, should normally also be managed by the customer, but here we also see some built-in OS management capabilities in the console, where you for instance can deploy security patches and so on quite easily.

Lessons learned through the cloud migration

Watch the video on top of this article to learn more about how the journey developed and which components you need to have an extra eye on when moving to the cloud. 

 

Coming up next:

Episode 08: Meet the Customer

Estimated launch of episode: Week 17

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