Fishbowl built its consulting practice around helping organizations solve costly and frustrating knowledge sharing problems by utilizing the content management components that today are known as Oracle WebCenter. In this instance, we assisted a customer with a migration from their on-premises WebCenter Content servers to hosting the servers in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to cover PRODUCTION and TEST \ DEV for a lower environment. For more information about our services capabilities for WebCenter for Oracle Marketplace on OCI Services visit our website.

This customer had been utilizing Oracle WebCenter Content for document management and legacy content moved in from other sources. New content was being checked in at a rate of ~150 documents a month, but a few end users still needed to reference the legacy content items it contained. Worried about the safety and security of the content residing on the server, a new solution was needed. Losing the content to a version upgrade gone wrong or failed storage device would have negatively impacted the company’s business.

Because of this, they needed a way to ensure their content would be accessible to whoever needed it and that they wouldn’t risk the server going down, as well as a solution that would cost less than maintaining it and its associated hardware on premises. Since the company already had a server infrastructure created in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, they decided that this would be the best fit for this WebCenter instance as well. Knowing the project would take time and the expertise they did not have, they reached out to Fishbowl Solutions for help.

Our software consultants got to work copying all WebCenter configurations to the new cloud instance. Based on the company’s needs, our team chose a Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) configuration of servers network and storage that fit within their budget. From there, we migrated all the content and configuration to the cloud and updated the admin and node manager’s start and stop scripts, followed by connecting the admin server to the new database. Once this was done, they set up auto-run scripts and validated everything to be running correctly and the content was migrated successfully. After our testing, we handed it off to the client for user acceptance testing to be sure any issues were found and resolved before project go-live.

This was a planned 8 week-long project, with the customer hoping to have it done as soon as possible. Fishbowl’s team accomplished the migration in roughly 6 weeks. Even with some challenges and customer availability the Fishbowl team rallied to exceed the customer’s expectations and deliver the project ahead of schedule.

With the customer’s WebCenter Content server now in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, they’re able to save money, based on the lesser cost of running this server in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), as well as no longer having to worry about managing the OS and security updates. They will be able to conveniently access the data when needed and not worry about potential headaches, such as a downed legacy server.

If your company is looking to lift and shift or migration to the cloud, please reach out to us at Fishbowl Solutions via or the contact form at the bottom of this page. We would be more than happy to consult with you regarding possible WebCenter migrations and cloud infrastructure solutions.