Oracle updates the OCI Cloud Adoption Framework

June 7, 2022 | 4 minute read
Jet Wilda
Senior Principal Product Solution Engineer
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The author would like to thank Christine LuoAjeet SahuAnthony AssiGrace MorganPablo Sanchez for their contributions.

What are we announcing today?

  • Content updates to the CAF’s Technology Implementation Pillar: Extreme Reliability, High Availability and Disaster Recovery.
  • Content updates to the CAF’s Management and Operations Pillar.

OCI Cloud Adoption Framework

Organizations today face the fundamental challenge of modernizing their technology stack while looking for ways to compete more effectively and develop innovative solutions for their customers. As use cases for cloud computing evolve, standardizing on a single cloud platform can become restrictive. To solve this problem, enterprises today are migrating mission-critical applications, creating multifaceted disaster recovery plans, and developing big data environments across multiple cloud providers. According to a recent Gartner survey, 81% of organizations have adopted a multicloud IT strategy to use advanced capabilities across clouds.

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) is a collection of cloud resources, best practices, tutorials, technical guidance, and enablement tools designed to guide organizations as they define, refine, and deploy their cloud strategy.

To meet this increased complexity, OCI’s Cloud Adoption Framework not only provides a methodology and resources to facilitate customer transition to the cloud, but it also includes the tools needed to understand OCI’s differentiators and built-in efficiencies, such as specialized deployments, database services, extensive monitoring capabilities, and strategic partnerships to fit your organization's needs.

OCI is a comprehensive platform of public cloud services that enables customers to build and run a wide range of applications in a scalable, secure, highly available, and high-performance environment. By revolutionizing core engineering and systems designed for cloud computing, OCI enables customers to not only solve problems they have with existing clouds, but also modernize their infrastructure. The Oracle-Azure Interconnect and other strategic partnerships provide organizations with a simple path to a multicloud deployment.

OCI has become the cloud of choice for enterprises across industries who are developing a multicloud strategy, including customers such as Mynet, Snap Vision, and Tanium. In choosing the best cloud for each workload, customers gain access to the latest advances in technology and services. A starting point for these companies is often the OCI Cloud Adoption Framework technical site which aims to be a one-stop-shop that hosts relevant technical content, assets, and tools to better enable customers in their shift to the cloud. The site not only includes templates for cloud business strategy documents, landing zone scripts to accelerate cloud deployments, reference architectures for specific migration scenarios, but brings forth frequent technical updates to enable the customer cloud adoption journey.

Content updates for CAF June 2022

For this iteration of CAF, we’re releasing updates to the Technology Implementation and the Management and Operations Pillars.  The technology implementation pillar focuses on transforming your governance and security model into a cloud environment that is deployed to meet to your organization’s needs.  The management and operations pillar focuses on what happens after your new cloud environment is up and running.

Technology implementation is about how to implement your organization's goals via technology.  We have updated and/or added the below articles.

Details about items in the list

Extreme Reliability Architecture Guidelines describes two scenarios of combing HA and DR to give your application extreme reliability.

Disaster Recovery (DR) article describes the process of preparing for and recovering from a disaster with an example architecture.

High Availability (HA) article describes how even though downtime is impossible to rule out entirely, it can be minimized by making the application highly available (HA), which ensures that it has the maximum potential for uptime and accessibility.

Management and operations best practices help your technology teams to keep your cloud environment running smoothly, optimize for performance and cost, and position your organization so that it can respond to incidents and grow as business demands require.  We have updated and/or added the below articles.

Details about items in the list:

The Monitoring, Visibility, and Audit page has be reworked and renamed to Observability and Management of the cloud environment to better describe the intent and options.

The OCI Logging and Logging Analytics strategy article provides guidance on using single pane of glass to enable, manage, and search all the logs and Logging Analytics to index, enrich, aggregate, explore, search, analyze, correlate, visualize and monitor all log data from your applications and system infrastructure.

The Events and Notifications Strategy articles provides guidance to create automation based on the state changes of resources.

Financial metrics, describes and shares tools for determining the cost of running in OCI throughout the lifecycle from before your on OCI to controlling your costs after being on OCI for a while.

Support and Incident Management has been reworked to highlight the benefits of incident management and the tools and options available for OCI support.

What’s next?

Some changes that you can expect to see in the future include workload implementation prescriptive guidance.

Review the updates in the OCI Cloud Adoption Framework website and the technical site content for enhanced content. For questions or feedback regarding the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Adoption Framework, contact the Cloud Adoption Framework team.

We look forward to supporting you in your digital transformation journey.

Jet Wilda

Senior Principal Product Solution Engineer

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