There are certain behaviours that smart enterprises desire. Whether it is about the organizational behaviour or the systems that make the business work, successful companies strive for automation. It works like a production line, where everything is standardised, but in order to build such a system, there is a lot of work to do. Below, you can learn how to achieve your goals, gaining agility, speed and value.
1.Continuous Delivery and DevOps
The first approach that leading enterprises embrace is Continuous Delivery (CD). Designed to enable rapid, reliable and repeatable delivery of new initiatives (or updates), it’s also a lot faster. Continuous Delivery (CD) means delivering project or big upgrades in small quantities, but most of the time with a daily frequency and very quickly. Compared to the “big bang” approach where the project or the software updates are delivered all at once, CD lets you quickly return to the previous version, without a major effect.
CD is based on the principles of DevOps, which promote close collaboration between Dev and Ops teams. It may be a big change in your cultural organization, but it is the right thing to do if you want your organization to become more agile. CD usually goes hand-in-hand with Continuous Integration (CI), a key aspect of Agile Software Development practice, promoting sharing code for early testing/feedback and integration with other systems.
CD is usually automating because the manual processes need to be eliminated in order to build new, stable environments. The greater the cost and complexity of your Oracle project, the more compelling the case for automation.
- Proven automation tools
It is all about maximum gain with minimum risk. Smart enterprises will choose already tested tools, that’s been proven in complex environments, instead of custom-built tools which may never deliver.
By accessing a fully developed product, you can use it for your own circumstances, making sure it works as specified. There are not yet much to choose from, but the mature products will allow you to:
- Build and configure complex environments within hours;
- Provision and manage highly available, clustered Oracle environments on demand;
- Configure environments once and build them the same way each and every time;
- Design Oracle environments with a simple, intuitive user interface;
- Detect discrepancies in configurations and fix them quickly in real time;
- Leverage the tool as your Oracle Subject Matter Expert and reduce the need for so many different Oracle experts;
- Deploy your infrastructure, databases, fusion middleware and applications where you want them, including public or private clouds, hybrid clouds or in a mix of cloud and on-premise – giving the organisation real power and choice.
- Real-time diagnosis
Real-time may be the word of the century, because the moment is now. If you miss it, there may never be another chance. The first big step is automating, but maintaining the built environments is the next level.
This is where real-time diagnostics come into their own, because they can help you detect and prevent failures before they happen. They also help you pinpoint inconsistencies between environments, along with instability, and make it easy for you to eliminate both.
This is where real-time diagnosis interfere and help you prevent collapses before they even happen. It also helps you detect possible instabilities and even variabilities between environments and easily allows you eliminate both. When it comes for the production stage, real-time diagnosis is also crucial.
- Oracle experience
Oracle deployments typically consist of many different parts of the Oracle toolset. This includes OFM modules such as SOA, BPM, IdM and other Oracle technology such as Engineered systems, Cloud and mobility and more. With complex Oracle projects, it’s likely that you’ll need in-depth Oracle technology expertise, sooner than later.
And you’ll need more than this too: dedicated specialists who’ve worked on Oracle projects in industries and on platforms and applications similar to yours, so you know they know what they’re doing. We, at Team Extension, know all about Oracle databases, operating systems, applications and industry solutions.