Oracle Ravello is an overlay cloud service that enables enterprises to run their VMware and KVM applications, with data-center-like (Layer 2) networking, ‘as-is’ on public clouds without making any modifications. With Ravello, enterprises don’t need to convert their VMs or change networking. This empowers businesses to rapidly develop and deploy existing data-center applications on the public cloud without the associated infrastructure and migration cost and overhead for a variety of use-cases such as PoC, dev, test, staging, UAT, production, training, etc.
Enterprises looking to move their VMware based applications with large databases to the public cloud have multiple options. They can move the entire app onto Ravello or use a combination of Ravello (for web & app tier) in conjunction with Oracle PaaS services such as DBCS on either Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. When used in the latter mode, secure connectivity between the web/app tier on Ravello and the Oracle Database Cloud Service instance is a key requirement. There are multiple methods to establish secured connections between an application on Ravello and a database on Oracle DBCS. Click on the appropriate links to learn how to establish secure connections between Ravello and the Database Cloud using Siebel CRM as an example.