With a focus on cloud to cost optimize IT operations and increase speed to market, this leading Oil and Gas company is in the process of consolidating and migrating its enterprise applications to the cloud. As part of this migration, they wanted to leverage their existing investment in Oracle SOA and establish a modern, cloud-based integration solution on AWS to deliver an enterprise-class, hybrid integration platform to address their current and future integration needs.
As their trusted partner, they looked to Rubicon Red to upgrade their Oracle Middleware environment to Oracle SOA Suite 12c and deliver a Middleware Platform as a Service, running in the cloud on AWS.
Zero Down Time SOA 12c Upgrade
With dual requirements to minimize PROD downtime as part of the upgrade, and be able to quickly roll back to the 11gR1 environment in the event of migration issues, ensuring a smooth 12c upgrade was paramount. To this end, they leveraged Rubicon Red MyST to provide a simple and automated process for the 12c side-by-side upgrade. They used MyST to introspect the existing 11g environment, and extract the key configuration information and then used this to build an equivalent 12c environment in the cloud.
100x Faster Provisioning
Using Rubicon Red MyST, it took less than a week to design, implement and provision all six domains. A new DEV/TEST environment can be provisioned in less than 60 minutes using MyST. Previously it would take 4-8 weeks to provision a new environment, manually.
15x Faster Release Time
Rubicon Red MyST also delivers fully automated Continuous Delivery to streamline build and deployment of code in each stage of the development lifecycle, eliminating human errors and configuration drift inherent in highly resource intensive, manual build processes. The MyST Continuous Deployment module automates the build and deployment of all artifacts, for each release, into all 3 environments. This has slashed release time from 4-8 hours to ~15 minutes.
The ability to deliver the Middleware Platform as a Service means new environments can be spun up very quickly, on demand. This provides the development team with the agility and the efficiency they need to be able to rapidly deliver on new projects as dictated by the business. This provides faster project start up time and improves developer productivity.