Automated Enterprise Portal Managing DevOps on OCI



a solution engineering teams at Oracle represent thousands of individuals all needing access to Oracle cloud infrastructure services to build solutions for demonstration perform proof of concept and customer workshops due to complexity of deploying applications in the cloud to meet security and business requirements a lot of manual interventions are needed at Oracle we were spending 35 to 45 percent of our monthly cloud consumption bill in maintenance of resources to meet SLS additionally 60% of our operational requests were repetitive in nature we needed a way to ensure timely responses to meet business Esther days of the organization the automated enterprise portal solution we built and deployed lets us achieve significant business and operational improvements it significantly reduces manual intervention decreases our time to respond while increasing security at a much reduced operational cost all this while providing effective enforcement of industry and organizational best practices our solution impacts multiple stakeholders administrators operations and increases we looked into the various functions and usage patterns of each of these stakeholders and develop the solution that automates and manages critical functions when it comes to OSI our resources let me quickly walk you through all the three personae let's talk about users drama end user perspective this enterprise portal solution is essentially a business and Technical Service Catalog that gives users a jumpstart to their cloud usage by reducing the time required for configuration and deployment let's go into the solution marketplace to take a view of it now let us take an example for example while deploying a complex application like Q bilities customers usually request specific use cases for these kind of deployments typically a solution in Jena would set up a network and compute components install all the relevant components like note pools etc and configure the environment before starting to develop the POC with our solution these steps are completely automated with just a click of a button the end user gets a pre-configured environment with all the installed packages within 15 to 20 minutes a process that typically takes hours probably a day or a couple of days with this deployment it will shorten the overall timeline for the POC thus far we have built out the service catalog to include eb s jde peoplesoft Siebel Oracle database Linux humanities Windows and few custom configurations now let us see how we can deploy an application so if I take humanities for example just click on the request button and fill in the details like the region in which we have to deploy this availability domain and few other components like the shape name and few basic details for the cube in ities like cluster name node pool name prefix and the image that we have to use for node pool and number of node pools for establish and the total number of node pools once we do this click on the run script this should help us deploy the Kuban it is cluster automatically now let's talk about the next role which is system administrator a system administrator is responsible for the upkeep configuration and steady operation of service in a tenancy our Enterprise Portal helps a system admin by deploying the reliable environment every time the product is spun up for example deploying Oracle's e-business suite is an extreme popular architecture environment to deploy on Co CI if any BS instance is deployed through the portal the deployment scripts ensure that the server is automatically patched with the latest patch level as well as detecting system vulnerabilities by monitoring the security lists with the white IP range or firewall ports now let us come to the last role that we are discussing the operations team so the operation team is responsible for the routine maintenance of the environment and ensures adherence to the organization's policies and manages security and user exists' our enterprise portal helps automate these operational tasks by scrolling through the OCI environment to find instances that do not meet example tagging policy requirement as defined by the organization and takes appropriate action to either shut down or terminate those non-compliant instances it also provides a single window view to multiple tendencies that a customer may have subscribed to allowing them to see their overall environment spent across a variety of usage and inventory aspects including compute network storage databases identity and compartments so let's see a small peek into how this works for example if an operational user logs into the portal so that they can go into reports and billing and click on inventory and choose the tenancy for which they wanted to see the inventory and pick the date and click on submit which will give a high-level view of how many virtual machines have been provisioned and the number of boot volumes and the number of block walliams that exist in the particular tenancy similarly we can see the details of network like the number of lesions number of subnets and other two components that are provisioned in this particular tenancy and same goes for other components such as database identity compartments and object storage I can take a level deeper to see the details of all these virtual machines when I just click on the number of virtual machines and it should give me the details of all the virtual machines that are provisioned in this particular tenancy the Oracle cloud has revolutionized the way we do our solution engineering business today the cloud is dynamic ephemeral and delivers agility at scale having a clear picture of what's running on the cloud is critical for controlling cost increasing security and optimizing resources and all of this needs to be done faster better and more efficiently the Enterprise Portal solution that we built and deployed to manage our solution engineering environments just does that it manages the components of your tenancy in real time and optimizes cost by eliminating manual interventions and improve security it optimizes your resources where you need them when you need them it protects your cloud by providing unified governance security compliance and reinforces the best practices across all functions

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