If we had a time machine, and travelled back to the mid-2000’s – the question that was top of mind then would have been “Maintain our own datacenter, or take advantage of this nascent and not yet proven cloud services?”
But in 2019, a solid data management strategy requires including both to meet the SLOs, compliance, scalability and economics that each provides.
Hybrid cloud infrastructure is computing environment that combines private cloud and public cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them. Oracle XaaS cloud Foundation is created using Hitachi Advanced Server DS220 and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G900. Oracle Public Cloud can be used as a capacity buffer for on-premises Oracle XaaS Cloud Foundation and provides extra capacity during peak times if needed, thus optimizing utilization of the on-premises infrastructure.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides ready images to quickly deploy Oracle VM manager and Oracle VM Server instances. The Virtual Machine migration process is seamless and the same as the on-premises process after you have installed and configured the Oracle VM environment on the Oracle Public Cloud.
We tested database migration options to migrate databases from Oracle XaaS Cloud Foundation based on Hitachi Advanced Server DS220 and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G900 to Oracle Public Cloud. Migration by creating a backup to public cloud allows customers to setup nightly automated backup jobs to back up the database in the cloud for disaster recovery as well as enable deployment with just a few clicks to create a non-production environment in the public cloud.
With Oracle Hybrid Cloud, you can use the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control console to administer both your on-premises and Oracle Cloud deployments. Oracle Hybrid Cloud lets on-premises Enterprise Manager administrators monitor and manage cloud services using the same Oracle Enterprise Manager tools they use to monitor, provision, and maintain Oracle Databases, Engineered Systems, Oracle Applications, Oracle Middleware, and a variety of third-party systems.
This figure shows the workflow of Hybrid cloud management with OEM agent.
For detailed information on how we ran tests and what are the best practices, visit this Tech Note. This document gives review of how hybrid cloud can be integrated with existing on-premises environment and identify migration options and methodologies into the Oracle Public Cloud with central monitoring. This document discusses below topics in detail:
- Disaster recovery and database migration methodologies
- Virtual Machine migration in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
- Central monitoring with hybrid cloud agent management