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PeopleSoft Cloud Manager - Now Available

By: David Bain | Director PeopleTools Product Management

We’ve been talking about running
PeopleSoft Applications on the Oracle Compute Cloud ever since the release of
PeopleTools 8.55.  In release 8.55, we changed the way PeopleSoft is packaged and
installed, using automated scripts for deployment and configuration. We call that the PeopleSoft Cloud
Architecture.  Today, we make it even easier by automating processes like moving on premise environments to the cloud, provisioning of environments, defining topologies, cloning environments
and maintaining application instances.  You could do these manually but that
takes a lot of time and resources.  Now they are all automated by PeopleSoft Cloud
Manager.

What are the
basics?

This is not PeopleSoft running as a
SaaS application.  There, got that out of the way.  This is you,
moving your PeopleSoft Application from on premise to the Oracle Compute Cloud
Service (also referred to as Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS)).  You move the database, application tier, web tier, app sources,
tools source, everything that makes up a PeopleSoft application and place it in
the cloud.  You can do this for any of your instances, demo, dev, test,
training, regression, sandbox, conference room pilot, and even production. Take
it one step further, and you can put your database on the Database Cloud
Service and let Oracle manage patching the database for you.  This is your
application with your configurations, your customizations, your security
profiles, and your data, and it’s running on the Oracle Cloud.  

PeopleSoft Cloud
Manager

PeopleSoft Cloud Manager helps you run
PeopleSoft Applications on the Oracle Compute Cloud.  You’ll find it on
the Oracle Marketplace 
and it’s free of charge.  Just load it on to
your Oracle Compute Cloud and start running. First thing you’ll want to do is
get an environment.  That’s what
Lift and Shift is for. 
'Lift and Shift' packages up your on premise environment and copies it to the Cloud.  Once
there, define a topology to identify all the resources your application will
use, and automatically deploy it.  From on premise to the cloud, fully
automated, in a very short time. You don’t have to move all your PeopleSoft environments
to the cloud.  Think of this as an extension of your data center.

Once you’ve got PeopleSoft
Applications running on the Cloud, PeopleSoft Cloud Manager gives you a great
collection of utilities and administrative features to manage them.  You
can start and stop them (of course!).  If you don’t want one anymore, you
can delete it.  If you want another copy of an environment, you can clone
it.  And of course, none of this is worthwhile unless you can maintain
them.  Simply subscribe to application and tools changes, and anytime
PeopleSoft publishes a changed (PRP, PUM image, PeopleTools patch, PeopleTools
release), it is automatically copied to your Cloud File Repository and ready to
be applied.  No more poking around My Oracle Support waiting for changes
to be posted!

If you’ve been thinking about moving
some of your PeopleSoft operations to the cloud, you’ll want more information
about Cloud Manager.  Of course, all of that can be found on the
PeopleSoft Information Portal.  For more information about using the
Oracle Compute Cloud and Database Cloud Services, talk to your Oracle
Technology Sales Representative.

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Umya Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Sounds like a great way of pushing in-house apps to cloud. How about putting the PUM instance on cloud? I had lot of difficulty to pass all in-house security and manage compare with the cloud instances since the PUM was internal.


  • Sasank Vemana Friday, February 24, 2017

    Great article Dave!


  • Rajiv Bansal Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Good step. But not sure, how much this would be really effective in avoiding migrations to Workday.
  • Manish Jain Monday, December 11, 2017
    Sounds promising!
    So, provisioning a new env would be much quicker. Also, IAAS model would help DB scalablity (up or down as and when required).
    Customer can save on massive CAPEX cost and kick start projects sooner.
    Question to PS DBA & Admins, does it make you happy?.
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