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A professional Financial applications consultant user map for a company looking to convert to OCI technology as follows:

User Map for OCI Conversion

User: Financial Applications Consultant

Goal: To convert the company’s financial applications to OCI

Tasks:

  1. 1. Assessment and Planning:

    • Existing Process: Understand the current on-premises financial application setup, including hardware, software, and data structures.
    • OCI Transition: Identify the scope and objectives of the OCI migration. Determine which financial applications will be moved to OCI.

    2. Infrastructure Setup:

    • Existing Process: Review on-premises hardware and infrastructure. Ensure they meet OCI migration prerequisites.
    • OCI Transition: Provision OCI resources, including virtual machines, databases, and storage. Establish networking and security configurations.

    3. Data Migration:

    • Existing Process: Analyze existing data sources and formats.
    • OCI Transition: Migrate financial data to OCI, ensuring data integrity and security. Utilize Oracle Data Pump or other data migration tools.

    4. Application Migration:

    • Existing Process: Review existing financial application architecture.
    • OCI Transition: Deploy or migrate financial applications to OCI. Adapt applications for cloud compatibility and scalability.

    5. Integration and Testing:

    • Existing Process: Identify integration points with other systems.
    • OCI Transition: Configure OCI services for seamless integration. Perform thorough testing to validate the functionality and performance.

    6. Security and Compliance:

    • Existing Process: Evaluate existing security measures and compliance standards.
    • OCI Transition: Implement OCI security best practices, including IAM (Identity and Access Management) policies and network security. Ensure compliance with industry regulations.

    7. Performance Optimization:

    • Existing Process: Assess existing performance bottlenecks.
    • OCI Transition: Optimize OCI resources and configurations for improved performance and scalability.

    8. Monitoring and Management:

    • Existing Process: Document existing monitoring and management processes.
    • OCI Transition: Implement OCI monitoring and management tools, such as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring and Management service.

    9. Disaster Recovery and Backup:

    • Existing Process: Review existing disaster recovery and backup solutions.
    • OCI Transition: Configure OCI’s disaster recovery and backup services for data protection and business continuity.

    10. Training and Documentation:

    • Existing Process: Document existing processes and train personnel.
    • OCI Transition: Provide training to staff on OCI technologies and document new processes and configurations.

    11. Go-Live and Transition:

    • Existing Process: Plan the cutover process.
    • OCI Transition: Execute the migration plan, monitor the transition, and provide support during the initial stages of OCI operation.

    12. Post-Migration Support:

    • Existing Process: Ensure continuous support for on-premises systems.
    • OCI Transition: Provide ongoing support, monitoring, and optimization for OCI-based financial applications.

    13. Cost Analysis:

    • Existing Process: Analyze existing operational costs.
    • OCI Transition: Monitor and optimize OCI usage to control costs.

    14. Evaluation and Feedback:

    • Existing Process: Gather feedback from users.
    • OCI Transition: Continuously gather feedback and make necessary adjustments to OCI configurations and applications.

    Throughout the migration process, it’s essential to draw comparisons between the existing processes and the new OCI-based processes to identify improvements, cost savings, and enhanced capabilities. Regularly assess the ROI (Return on Investment) and evaluate how OCI technology aligns with the company’s strategic goals and requirements.

The data sources for each step of the conversion process:

1. Assessment & Planning:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include on-premises servers, databases, applications, and documentation detailing the current architecture and configurations.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include business requirements, application inventory, and performance metrics. Gather information about the specific financial applications that need to be migrated, their dependencies, and the required resources.

2. Infrastructure Setup:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include information about existing hardware, network topology, and infrastructure diagrams.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI documentation, resource provisioning templates, and network design plans.

3. Data Migration:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources comprise databases, data repositories, data dictionaries, and data migration plans.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include data migration scripts, data mapping documentation, and data validation reports.

4. Application Migration:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include the source code, application architecture diagrams, and dependencies documentation.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include the modified application code, OCI architecture diagrams, and cloud-native design documentation.

5. Integration & Testing:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources comprise integration documentation, system interfaces, and testing scripts.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include integration mapping documents, OCI-specific integration configurations, and test plans.

6. Security & Compliance:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include security policies, access controls, and compliance audit reports.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI security configurations, IAM policies, and compliance assessments against OCI’s security standards.

7. Performance Optimization:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include performance monitoring logs, system resource utilization reports, and performance tuning recommendations.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI performance metrics, resource scaling plans, and optimization recommendations specific to OCI resources.

8. Monitoring & Management:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include existing monitoring tools and configurations.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI monitoring and management configurations, alerting rules, and dashboards.

9. Disaster Recovery & Backup:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include disaster recovery plans, backup policies, and recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs).
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI disaster recovery and backup configurations, failover procedures, and testing results.

10. Training & Documentation:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include training materials, user manuals, and documentation of existing processes.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI training materials, documentation specific to OCI configurations, and updated process guides.

11. Go-Live & Transition:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include cutover plans, rollback procedures, and post-migration support plans.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI go-live checklists, migration execution logs, and post-migration support incident reports.

12. Post-Migration Support:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include ongoing support tickets, system health reports, and performance monitoring data.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI support tickets, performance monitoring in the cloud environment, and optimization reports.

13. Cost Analysis:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include existing cost breakdowns, IT budget documents, and operational cost reports.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI billing and cost management reports, cost projections, and cost optimization recommendations.

14. Evaluation & Feedback:

  • Existing On-Premises Process: Data sources include user feedback surveys, issue tracking logs, and improvement requests.
  • Oracle OCI Transition Process: Data sources include OCI-specific feedback and enhancement requests, as well as ongoing user feedback in the cloud environment.

These data sources are crucial for both understanding the existing process and executing a successful transition to Oracle OCI while ensuring data integrity, security, and compliance.

 

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