iAppSys’ EBS Upgrade, Platform and OS migration into OCI

 

Our Client

Today, despite the dramatic changes in technology over the years, many law firms routinely find themselves navigating archaic processes. For instance, practicing attorneys handle as many as 100,000 sheets of stock copy paper per year, yes, paper.

DecisionQuest, was no different. Over the years, accumulating over 1000 different clients and cases, all with specific research  related to various court cases, trials, and medical, legal, and community based details, data at DecisionQuest was imperative, and was growing fast. In 2015, they moved to “the Cloud”, but, the Cloud Solution they had in place was not Enterprise Class, over-priced, and carried very poor SLA’s.

 

The Challenge: Displacing a Regional Cloud Hosting Provider

For DecisionQuest, going to the Cloud was a choice which was made several years ago. Managing IT Infrastructure was not the primary business model for this LA based Law Firm. Over the years however, they learned their Regional DataCenter and Hosting provider was expensive, consistently unresponsive, and lacked a quality Service Level Agreement that the firm needed for higher availability.

iAppSys met the client in early 2018 to support their EBS upgrade and patching needs. At this time, we discovered a serious gap in performance and support. With a little collaboration with the functional users and executives, we learned how costly this poorly architected “Regional Cloud” provider’s solution was.

With our simple, one week, and 5 Step “AppShift” solution, we scripted and redesigned the companys’ entire Cloud platform plan and architected a 65% savings plan to migrate various workloads into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

 

The Solution: iAppSys’ Apphift

iAppSys’ “AppShift” program, our proprietary lift and shift migration solution from our Managed Services team, rids clients of costly, unproductive, and poorly designed Cloud Infrastructure builds. Within a few weeks, with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and iAppSys, the plan was in place at DecisionQuest. iAppSys provided the tools and the confidence to migrate away from their legacy infrastructure, and legacy OS by upgrading its existing OS, then migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to expedite its internal workloads to meet the demands of high reporting and critical business deadlines. The result is a highly available and scalable solution using Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Database and OCI, saving DecisionQuest 65% in annual services costs as well as increasing the daily SLA and upgrading the Oracle E-Business Suite platform.

 

Short & Long-term Benefits

  •  Ability to meet critical business deadlines
  • Easy-to-use reports and analysis functions
  •  Up/Down Scalability
  • Consistent data terms and meanings across the
    enterprise
  • Unquestionable integrity of the data with Oracle
    Data Encryption
  • Ability of departments to have at their fingertips
    the resources needed to accomplish everyday and
    long-term goals