Oracle IAAS - Future of server administration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 20, 2016

Oracle IAAS - Future of server administration

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

IaaS (Infrastructure As a Service) is being used to upgrade from our current ERP system to the next one which is entirely cloud based. Our servers(web, application, database, monitoring servers etc. )will be maintained on Oracle's cloud infrastructure. Whether this will be a pubilic or private cloud will depend on type of environment, stake holder's involved and facilities offered for both these clouds.
  • Reduction in cost as no scalability is required from an IT infrastructure side.
  • Pre-configured, engineered and simple in nature. This helps in reducing complexity on the IT side.
  • Less number of workers needed. Helps in effectively reducing man power and using comp.
  • IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) is not a customizable solution. It's a pre-configured system which sometimes fits in customer expectation but largely differs in diversity.
  • More improvements are being worked on by Oracle to improve cloud computing, Oracle systems do not share computing resources and need to be scaled in those areas.
  • Third, Oracle private clouds are not delivered “as-a-service”. This solution is a rental which can be modified, but is nonetheless bound by hardware and software parameters, for a specified rental period.
  • Reduction in IT manpower and cost incurred in proficient staff to manage and maintain servers scalability and computational ability.
  • No cost incurred on highly specialized and technical hardware or computer services for the customer from the vendor.
  • Reduces complexity as the server configurations are simple and pre-configured and integrated.
Oracle's IAAS might work well for small organizations with less cloud computing and scalability requirements. This will result in less manual labor and considerable reduction in IT costs.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
8
Dynamic scaling
6
Elastic load balancing
6
Pre-configured templates
8
Monitoring tools
7
Pre-defined machine images
8
Operating system support
7
Security controls
7