Oracle Touts Cloud Lift Services Customer Wins
February 1, 2021
than 1,000 global organizations are using Oracle Cloud Lift Services to
accelerate the migration of mission-critical workloads to Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure (OCI). Globally, customers and partners, including Ingersoll
Rand, Volvo Group, Suramericana SA, National Pharmacies, Accenture, Cognizant,
Infosys, and Syntax, continue to move enterprise and line of business
applications, as well as complex integrations, from on-premises and other clouds
to OCI. To support the growing demand and help more organizations take advantage
of OCI, Oracle is enhancing the service offering with new capabilities that make
it easier for customers to design and migrate their data lakehouse and
AI-enabled application environments to OCI.
Launched in March 2021, Oracle Cloud Lift Services provide organizations with a
single point of contact for end-to-end technical delivery, remove critical
expertise barriers to adopting OCI services, speed time to value, and create
faster opportunities to innovate. As part of the offering, organizations receive
expert guidance from experienced cloud engineers on planning, architecting,
prototyping, and managing cloud migrations – at no additional cost. As a result,
customers can move critical workloads in weeks, or even days, instead of months.
Additionally, Oracle works with customers until their workloads are in
production and provides training on best practices, so customers have the
expertise to run their environment independently or work with a "Day 2" managed
"As an increasing number of organizations look to move their most important
enterprise workloads to the cloud, they have found that they want hands-on
assistance to make their migrations as quick and seamless as possible," said
Vinay Kumar, senior vice president, North America Cloud Solutions Engineering,
Oracle. "With Oracle Cloud Lift Services, customers can take advantage of
Oracle's experts to guide their migrations and get their critical workloads
successfully running on OCI. This is the same technical team that has helped
many of the world's largest organizations manage some of the most complex
"When it comes to cloud migration, not all migrations are the same and cloud
providers must offer flexible services that match the customer's needs," said
Dave McCarthy, research vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services,
IDC. "To yield the best results, this means more than a simple 'lift and shift.'
Cloud providers must be willing to assist with everything from planning to go
live, to ensure their customers are able to migrate in a fashion that's timely,
thorough, and ensures continuous uptime."
The latest additions to Oracle Cloud Lift Services include capabilities to help
customers design and migrate data lakehouse and AI-enabled application
environments. To speed big data migrations, a new partnership with WANdisco, a
leader in distributed computing, will enable organizations with vast production
datasets to access WANdisco LiveData Migrator. WANdisco LiveData Migrator is a
fully automated cloud migration solution that moves HDFS data and Hive metadata
to the cloud without taking the data offline. The LiveData Migrator can deliver
large data sets to the cloud up to 38 times faster than manual migration
methods, saving customers time, money, and resources.
"Across the world, organizations are trying to figure out how to activate their
large-scale on-premises data lakes in AI-enabled cloud environments to
accelerate time to business insights and improve operational efficiencies," said
David Richards, founder and CEO, WANdisco. "By pairing with Oracle's Cloud Lift
Services offering, customers now have access to our LiveData Migrator, which
uniquely allows them to automate the complete and continuous migration of their
large business critical data lakes to OCI in record time without any risk of
business interruption or downtime."
Oracle Cloud Lift Services Accelerate Migrations for Global Brands
Customers and partners worldwide from various industries including automotive,
financial services, and healthcare, are utilizing Oracle Cloud Lift Services to
help ensure successful migrations to the cloud.
Ingersoll Rand is a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and
According to Ingersoll Rand, "In early 2020, Gardner Denver and Ingersoll Rand's
Industrial segment merged to form a new Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in
mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected
brands. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, Ingersoll
Rand is committed to helping make life better for employees, customers and
communities with technology-driven products, services and solutions. To support
their efforts, Ingersoll Rand leadership explored options for how best to run
their Oracle E-Business Suite and related applications. After considering
multiple options, partners and solutions, Ingersoll Rand chose Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure and Cloud Lift Services to run their applications because of
OCI's competitive pricing and proven performance.
Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Volvo Group drives prosperity through
transport and infrastructure solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction
equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and
services that increase their customers' uptime and productivity.
"The Oracle Cloud Lift Services team of expert engineers was instrumental in
ensuring our cloud integration happened quickly and securely," said Martin Ahl,
director transport automation and blockchain, Volvo Group. "It was a real
benefit to be able to rely on their hands-on knowledge while we concentrated on
strategy and innovation opportunities."
Bangkok Commercial Asset Management
The largest asset management company in Thailand, Bangkok Commercial Asset
Management plays a critical role in providing debt management and helping the
country's financial institutions manage non-performing assets.
"With the help of the Oracle Cloud Lift Services team and our partner, iCE
Consulting, we are implementing a complete and integrated modern data management
platform that includes Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, integration, ETL, data
lake and analytics services," said Dr. Thanakorn Wangpipatwong, executive vice
president, Bangkok Commercial Asset Management. "The Oracle team has helped us
move our workloads to a cloud-based operating model, so we can securely manage
data and gain the insight necessary to make business decisions faster. This has
also helped iCE Consulting focus on ensuring our existing suite of technology
integrates with the Oracle Cloud."
National Pharmacies is an Australian-based healthcare chain that prides itself
on knowledgeable, empathic, and well-trained professionals across pharmacy,
natural healthcare, optical, beauty, pet care, and other healthcare services.
"Our in-store tablets are a key part of providing our customers with the best
customer relationship experience possible, which requires our pharmacists and
staff to have the relevant information readily available at their fingertips,"
said Ryan Klose, executive general manager, National Pharmacies. "As part of our
ongoing modernization, we wanted to assure a high level of security, 'always on'
resilience and functionality that is able to keep pace with the health records
management running on these devices with zero disruption. We chose Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure to support this work for its cloud-native microservices
capability, and with Oracle Cloud Lift Services, we were able to fast track
their deployment. Oracle's cloud engineering team and online 'how to' videos
provided us with valuable hands-on expertise and enablement."
CRIF High Mark
CRIF High Mark is one of India's leading providers of credit information,
business information, analytics, scoring, credit management, and decisions
"At CRIF, we're constantly looking for new ways to improve and expand our
business," said Pinkes Ambvat, CIO, CRIF High Mark. "Oracle Cloud Lift Services
has enabled us to increase our cost savings while also accelerating our business
processes. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offered us the performance and support we
needed to get off the ground and into the cloud."
A U.S. trucking-based service company, Expediter Services helps clients save
money on associated costs ranging from fuel and financing to insurance.
"With the help of the Oracle Cloud Lift Services team, Expediter Services used
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle Analytics
Cloud to not only increase the profitability of our Owner Operators, but also to
drive costs down for our own fleet," said Andrew Short, CIO, Expediter Services.
"We've also been able to identify business trends quicker, which has allowed us
to reduce the time and paperwork necessary for our financing decisions. Using
Oracle APEX with our instance of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, we've been
able to create a web application that is changing how we do business and opening
up other revenue streams that will allow Expediter Services to continue to grow
in the future."
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Toda Corporation is one of the premier global
contractors, highly regarded for its medical facilities and school buildings,
and committed to sustainability initiatives.
"As part of our strategic initiative to rebuild our mission-critical systems,
Toda Corporation is moving our infrastructure to the cloud to take advantage of
its benefits," said Shigemi Mori, general manager, Infrastructure & Security
Department, ICT Management Division, Toda Corporation. "With support from
migration planning to PoC, Oracle Cloud Lift Services offers a complete path to
migration without disruption, and allows us to drive cloud usage even further."
Unimed Porto Alegre
A leading medical healthcare cooperative in Brazil's southern region, Unimed
Porto Alegre assists nearly 700,000 customers.
"At Unimed Porto Alegre, we are always seeking to improve customer service, as
well as optimize internal processes," said Marcio Souza, cloud architect
manager, Unimed Porto Alegre. "With Oracle Cloud Lift Services, we've been able
to optimize and accelerate the entire migration process to the cloud and are
forecasting 30 percent cost savings and a performance increase of up to three
times our systems compared to the legacy environment. With Oracle, we are able
to migrate mission-critical data to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in a safe way,
increasing our performance and accelerating the data exploration process."
Partner Praise for Oracle Cloud Lift Services
The Oracle Cloud Lift Services offering provides a mutually beneficial
relationship for professional services partners like Accenture, Cognizant,
Infosys, and Syntax that are looking to give their customers a next-generation
cloud infrastructure. OCI is designed to run every application – from enterprise
systems of record to data lakes – with better performance, SLAs, and minimal
modification. As a result, workloads can run on OCI as designed, which reduces
the migration time to days or weeks rather than months and quarters.
By enabling an easy migration to OCI, Oracle Cloud Lift Services frees partners
to focus on building customer relationships and value. That value increases once
the migration is complete as partners can extend and integrate the migrated
workloads and data into new applications, new analytics environments, or any
other opportunities that benefit their customers. For customers, the offering
translates to immediate cost savings and a smooth transition that leaves their
entire budget intact.
"Accenture and Oracle have a long history of collaborating to help clients
modernize their business operations," said Phillip Hazen, global lead, Accenture
Oracle Business Group. "Oracle's Cloud Lift Services support our work together,
helping to ensure clients' migrations are successful and making for a more
seamless transition to cloud."
"Cognizant is a leading advisory, implementation, and managed service provider
for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, having successfully completed more than 40 OCI
projects worldwide," said Suraj Jacob, global Oracle practice head, Cognizant.
"Oracle's full-service Cloud Lift Services coupled with our multi-pillar cloud
implementation offering allows companies to modernize their back-office
processes through a unified system that saves them time, money, and resources."
combination with Infosys Cobalt cloud offerings, Oracle Cloud Lift Services help
our customers accelerate outcome-driven cloud transformation programs," said
Dinesh Rao, EVP, and global head, Enterprise Application Services, Infosys.
"Customers benefit from a rapid move to the cloud, with minimal impact to
business and limited production downtime during production cutover."
"Oracle Cloud Lift Services are the perfect complement to Syntax's
full-lifecycle, full-stack Oracle ERP services offerings," said Marc Caruso,
chief architect, Syntax. "Through the Oracle Cloud Lift Services offering,
Oracle manages workload design and migration, then we run and enhance the
customer's mission-critical ERP workloads, improving availability and
scalability while also leveraging the latest and greatest solutions in Oracle's
PaaS and SaaS portfolios. The combination of our two services enables
organizations to seamlessly migrate to the cloud with minimal disruption and
downtime and a flawless post go-live experience."