What Should You Look for In Your Oracle Cloud Partner?
Choosing the right cloud services provider (CSP) isn’t the only factor to success when moving your operations to the cloud. Finding the right partner to optimize and manage these tools can make a huge difference in your implementation of and growth in the cloud. In the case of Oracle — or any cloud software provider, for that matter — the managed service provider you choose can make or break the transition and deployment of your on-premise, hybrid, or cloud stack.
Types of Oracle partnerships
Choosing the right partner for cloud services is a two-step process. First, you must assess cloud service providers like Oracle to see which technology works best for your company. Oracle is a great choice, but if the pricing or capabilities don’t meet your needs, you should look for a cloud provider better suited to your business.
The second step is to select the right managed service provider who can help you migrate and maintain data to a cloud or hybrid environment. If you go with Oracle as your CSP, they have a list of carefully vetted vendors in their Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) program. Oracle has four certifications for Cloud MSPs:
- Platinum: These vendors are certified in five or more advanced specializations across the Oracle product line. Cloud MSPs can achieve certifications in database, application clusters, Exadata, data warehousing, and so much more. This advanced designation requires a significant investment of time and resources to qualify.
- Gold: Gold is where most Cloud MSPs choose certification, which allows access to all Oracle tools and resources in the cloud, including their exclusive lab environment to test deployments.
- Silver: A more cost-effective way to resell Oracle products and a good entry point for small engineering firms seeking to scale.
- Remarketer: The lowest level Oracle partnership does not require certification but does allow vendors to resell Oracle products.
Why partner with a Cloud MSP?
Sure, companies can implement cloud infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) on their own. But that’s only if you’re willing to risk the potential pitfalls of a DIY approach, especially with the complexities found in Oracle software and their interactions with your legacy infrastructure.
Having a partner who has experience with cloud deployments, knows how to streamline integrations, and can optimize cloud software will help you speed up overall implementation. Look for the “trusted advisor” accreditation — these partners are certified in Oracle Cloud with a proven record of technology innovation and transformation.
Arisant and Oracle exceed expectations
While moving to the cloud is nothing new, Oracle’s cloud adoption is skyrocketing — more than $200 million ahead of fiscal projections. Companies of all sizes are capitalizing on datacenter transformation by moving to the Oracle Cloud. But finding the right partner to ease your transition will make all the difference. Reevaluating your current Oracle Cloud partnership or establishing a new relationship with a trusted advisor is an imperative to cloud migration success.
As a Platinum Oracle Cloud MSP Partner, Arisant has achieved the highest level of certification in seven categories. We understand your cloud strategy because we’ve been creating and implementing them for years. Arisant has a track record steeped in the complexities of deployment and end-to-end management of your critical data in the Oracle cloud.