Lift and Shift is a common term in cloud industry nomenclature. While exact definitions vary, we use this term to mean copying (or cloning) an on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment into Oracle Cloud.
The cloud copy can be used for testing or development, and - when you are ready - as part of a permanent migration of your production environment to the cloud.
At present, you can follow the tutorials and use the tools we provide to lift and shift either:
We'll look at what each of these scenarios offers. This article will cover the first scenario, and a subsequent article will cover the second.
When you lift and shift your on-premises EBS environment to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, you start by creating either one or two Oracle
Compute Cloud Service instances (virtual machines) using the EBS OS-Only Image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. These instances will be used to host your environment in the cloud. Whether you create one or
two instances will depend on whether you want to co-locate the application tier and database tier in the same cloud instance or keep them separate.
You then create temporary stage areas in the cloud and on-premises to hold backups of your on-premises database and your on-premises application tier respectively. These can be removed after the lift and shift process is complete.
The next step is to launch a cloning utility that:
Your Oracle E-Business Suite instance is now ready to run in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service.
Our next article will review how you can lift and shift EBS to the Database Cloud Service and Oracle Compute Cloud Service.