Modernization of Fusion lifecycle management in the Oracle Cloud Console

September 19, 2023 | 4 minute read
Ankit Kumar
Senior Principal Product Manager
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Over the course of the last year, you’ve heard from us how Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications is built on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to provide a more secure, performant, and reliable enterprise applications offering. The integration between Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, the most complete suite of enterprise applications, and OCI, the industry’s broadest, most integrated, secure, and highly available cloud provider, delivers the best of both worlds. You can now easily unify security, governance, and data management across Fusion Cloud Applications, including extensions and new applications built on OCI or third-party applications that integrate through OCI.

Fusion Applications Environment Management

As the next step on this journey to bring the applications and infrastructure services closer, one key area of focus has been to simplify and unify the lifecycle and administrative experience for cloud infrastructure and applications services and provide a single pane of glass visibility for all OCI services. To this effect, we’ve launched a new experience for Oracle Fusion Applications Environment Management that empowers customers to perform administrative tasks themselves in OCI. You can perform management operations directly and track progress in real time without having to engage Oracle support. For example, environment refresh is now a self-service operation that you can run any time or schedule for later, all the while monitoring the progress in real time.

These capabilities are available to all Fusion Apps customers onboarded to the new experience and require no extra license. You can access them through the Oracle Cloud Console and developer services, such as OCI CLI and software developer kits (SDKs).

Oracle Fusion Applications Environment Management includes the following key capabilities.

Environment management

We’ve streamlined the order-to-provisioning process using OCI-native features, such as subscription, tenancy, and organization management, making onboarding even faster. The quick start feature makes it easy to provision your first Fusion Applications environments. Release management and upgrades are transparent and easy to manage. While the environment details page shows the current version and the next maintenance date, all the previous updates are listed in the maintenance resource section. All lifecycle operations, such as scheduling refresh with data masking, updating language packs, network access control rules, maintenance settings, and bringing your own keys, are now self-service. You can also monitor these operations in real time and view metrics for production environments like monthly service availability and application performance.

A screenshot of the Fusion environment details page showing metrics and resources for self-service lifecycle operations.
Fusion environment details page showing metrics and resources for self-service lifecycle operations

Security and compliance

Fusion Applications environments come with built-in enterprise-level security. You can enable advanced security features, such as break glass, key management, and data masking, which are managed in the OCI services.

Integration

Fusion Applications environments are provisioned with out-of-the-box OCI software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings that you can manage in OCI, such as Oracle Digital Assistant, Oracle Visual Builder, Oracle Developer Studio, Oracle Integration, Oracle Process Automation, and custom-built AI solutions for Fusion, including generative AI-powered capabilities. You can also provision and integrate some services, such as Fusion Analytics Warehouse. These services are preconfigured and securely integrated with Fusion Applications with single sign-on capabilities.

Oracle Cloud’s common features

  • Account management: Subscription, billing, invoice, and usage are unified for all Oracle cloud services.

  • Consolidated support tools: Create service requests in the support center, chat with an agent, and find answers or create posts in communities without leaving the Console.

  • Unified announcements and notifications for all services

  • Access OCI-native platform features: Identity, tagging, search, audit, logs, and compliance docs

A screenshot of the Oracle Cloud Console Applications homepage, listing all Oracle Applications services.
Oracle Cloud Console Applications homepage listing all Oracle Applications services

Want to know more?

All new commercial Fusion Applications customers are now onboarding to this new experience. We’re also in the process of rolling it out to existing customers in the next 12–18 months. Rollouts are automatically scheduled as part of the standard quarterly upgrade cycle based on technical, operational, and other dependencies, and customers are notified 30 days before as part of standard notifications. We have no exception process to expedite the rollout for any one customer.

To learn more about Oracle Fusion Applications Environment Management, take the Oracle University course, Fusion Applications: Environment Administration (1.5 hours), a free training that provides demos and an overview of key capabilities.

For more information, see the following resources:

Ankit Kumar

Senior Principal Product Manager


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