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Real Life with Oracle’s JD Edwards in the Cloud
Oracle® OpenWorld 2013
Presented by Ward Quarles – Velocity Technology Sol...
Your Host

Ward Quarles
• Director of Strategic Alliances for
Velocity Technology Solutions
• A regular contributor to ind...
Velocity Technology Solutions

VELOCITY.CC

Velocity is a leader in enterprise and business
application hosting which are ...
Nektar — Co-Presenter and Executive Sponsor

Philip Lam
• ERP Project Manager
• Responsible for management and support of
...
Agenda – JD Edwards in the Cloud
• What is Real (Life)? What is Marketing?
• What are the key drivers to Private Cloud?
• ...
Considerations for Success
High-Performance JD Edwards Applications in the Cloud

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Propri...
Customer Requirements for Cloud Computing
• Improving system performance
• Scalable solution
• Hardware obsolescence
• Cap...
Two Key Drivers for Moving Applications
to the Cloud
Focusing
IT Staff on
Innovation

Business demand to focus internal te...
Flexibility Means More Control to Manage
the Business
• More time to focus on innovation, growing
the business versus buil...
Risks to Manage When Moving to the Cloud
• Security
• Compliance
• Infrastructure fit to application
requirements
• Abilit...
Benefits of Cloud Computing
More quickly adapt business to change (business agility)
Greater control over costs
Faster tim...
Velocity Customer:

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

“Having Velocity host EnterpriseOne helps us
to utilize t...
Real Life with Oracle’s JD Edwards in the Cloud
Nektar Therapeutics – Philip Lam

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Propri...
Nektar Therapeutics
• Biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics
based on its PEGylation and advanced polymer
conju...
Nektar – JD Edwards Solutions
• EnterpriseOne 9.1 with Linux OS and Oracle DB
• Migrated platform from Windows / SQL to Or...
Business Challenge

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

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Velocity Solution
System Upgrade
and Migration

CNC & Change
Management
Expertise

Managed Application
Services

Velocity ...
Results

✚
✚
✚
✚

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

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How to Evaluate and Select Cloud Computing
Solution
Expertise, Security and Uptime Requirements
Align SLA with Internal Cu...
Velocity Customer:

Nektar Therapeutics

“Velocity regularly addresses issues of an unforeseen nature
pertaining to key as...
Phibro — Executive Sponsor

Gary Fling
• Chief Information Officer
• Focus on maximizing the value of
investments in IT by...
Phibro Animal Health Corporation
• Global leader in the fields of animal health and
performance products
• Privately held ...
Business Challenge

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

23
Velocity Solution

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

24
Results

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

25
Velocity Customer:

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

“I am very happy with the results. Application performance
was a big...
How to Evaluate and Select Cloud Computing
Solution

Must have JD Edwards Competency
Measureable Operational Stability
Par...
Tredegar — Executive Sponsor

Steve Holliday
• Executive Director of Business Excellence
and Global IT
• Systems thinker a...
Tredegar Film Products
• Manufactures plastic films for protective apparel,
agriculture/landscaping, construction/building...
Business Challenge

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

30
Velocity Solution

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

31
Results

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and Confidential

32
Velocity Customer:

Tredegar Film Products
“By outsourcing the hosting of JD Edwards and disaster recovery, it gives our i...
How to Evaluate and Select Cloud Computing
Solution

Management attitude
Stability (financial, people)
What other customer...
Why Applications in the Cloud?
Moving Oracle Applications to the Cloud

EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION.

Velocity Proprietary and ...
Oracle Applications
in the Velocity Virtual Private Cloud
• Multiple platform options to support JD
Edwards applications
•...
Velocity Customer:

Graniterock Construction

“We're a construction company—we’re not an
IT company. The economics are suc...
Reasons Companies Move to the Cloud
Increase business
adaptability/agility

Lower overall
costs

Deliver new
features/func...
About Velocity
Established and Managed
by Industry Veterans

Founded 2003

Experts in Managing
Enterprise Applications

Ex...
International Footprint to Serve Our Customers

Glasgow, Scotland
Seattle, Washington
Tukwila, Washington

Minneapolis, Mi...
Velocity Universal Cloud Services
pervasive systems

market systems

business analytics

application
complements

core bus...
Universal Cloud Services Architecture
VELOCITY UNIVERSAL CLOUD SERVICES

CUSTOMER
APPLICATION A

CUSTOMER
APPLICATION B

C...
Customers Rely on Velocity to Manage
Their Enterprise Applications

Every day, our job is to help you use enterprise appli...
For More Information
Ward Quarles
Director, Strategic Alliances & Velocity Solutions for Oracle
ward.quarles@velocity.cc
3...
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Real life with Oracle's JD Edwards Applications in the Cloud

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Companies are moving their JD Edwards applications to the cloud to increase business agility while they are mindful not to compromise on application security or customizations that support their unique business. This presentation provides customer examples of what it is like to move JD Edwards applications to the cloud, including the customer business case, typical questions that should be asked of the business, and the benefits achieved by making the move to the cloud. Learn how delivering JD Edwards applications in the virtual private cloud enables your business to focus internal technology staff on innovative or transformational projects while providing a world-class customer experience and delivering application access to top levels of performance and availability.

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  1. 1. Real Life with Oracle’s JD Edwards in the Cloud Oracle® OpenWorld 2013 Presented by Ward Quarles – Velocity Technology Solutions Philp Lam – Nektar Therapeutics EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. © 2013 Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
  2. 2. Your Host Ward Quarles • Director of Strategic Alliances for Velocity Technology Solutions • A regular contributor to industry topics related to Oracle software solutions • Previously Director of Marketing for Oracle’s JD Edwards EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 2
  3. 3. Velocity Technology Solutions VELOCITY.CC Velocity is a leader in enterprise and business application hosting which are fully managed and protected within a virtual private cloud. EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 3
  4. 4. Nektar — Co-Presenter and Executive Sponsor Philip Lam • ERP Project Manager • Responsible for management and support of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications and infrastructure, including change management and security. • Project manager and IT lead for ERP upgrades and implementations EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 4
  5. 5. Agenda – JD Edwards in the Cloud • What is Real (Life)? What is Marketing? • What are the key drivers to Private Cloud? • Are there benefits to JD Edwards in the Cloud? • What are the risks in Private Cloud computing? • JD Edwards customers in the Cloud – In their Opinions! • Q&A with JD Edwards customer – Nektar Therapeutics EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 5
  6. 6. Considerations for Success High-Performance JD Edwards Applications in the Cloud EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential
  7. 7. Customer Requirements for Cloud Computing • Improving system performance • Scalable solution • Hardware obsolescence • Capital expenditure avoidance • Security management • Qualified technical resources • Cost predictability • Improved service level agreement • Corporate compliance EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 7
  8. 8. Two Key Drivers for Moving Applications to the Cloud Focusing IT Staff on Innovation Business demand to focus internal technology staff on innovative or transformational projects, leveraging service providers for day-to-day technology management Need for Companies must increase the adaptability greater and resiliency of their software delivery model application to match business requirements today flexibility EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 8
  9. 9. Flexibility Means More Control to Manage the Business • More time to focus on innovation, growing the business versus building infrastructure • Addresses shortage of IT expertise and resources to manage technology internally • Provides a model for more controllable, predictable costs of ownership • Helps maximize the strategic value of software by making it easier to take on the latest software upgrades, features, or modules EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 9
  10. 10. Risks to Manage When Moving to the Cloud • Security • Compliance • Infrastructure fit to application requirements • Ability to customize • Level of management required • Service levels • Disaster recovery planning EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 10
  11. 11. Benefits of Cloud Computing More quickly adapt business to change (business agility) Greater control over costs Faster time to market with new solutions Increased workforce productivity Reduced business risk Higher technology service levels EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 11
  12. 12. Velocity Customer: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority “Having Velocity host EnterpriseOne helps us to utilize the system on a larger scale and at a more effective cost, and we also benefit from a higher degree of business continuity in the event of a disaster.” EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 12
  13. 13. Real Life with Oracle’s JD Edwards in the Cloud Nektar Therapeutics – Philip Lam EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential
  14. 14. Nektar Therapeutics • Biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics based on its PEGylation and advanced polymer conjugation technology platforms • Robust R&D pipeline of potentially high-value therapeutics in oncology, pain and other therapeutic areas • Publicly traded on the NASDAQ (NKTR) with 2012 annual revenues of $81.2M and revenues through June 2013 of $56.8M • Based in San Francisco, CA, with 500+ employees in San Francisco, CA, Huntsville, AL, and Hyderabad, India EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 14
  15. 15. Nektar – JD Edwards Solutions • EnterpriseOne 9.1 with Linux OS and Oracle DB • Migrated platform from Windows / SQL to Oracle • Using Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing and HR modules • Upgraded from EnterpriseOne 8.12 to 9.1 in July 2013 • 15 IT members, 3 in Business Systems supporting roles • Complementary solutions include: DSI Barcode, InsightSoftware, Business Objects, SAP ETL, Kronos, and SharePoint EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 15
  16. 16. Business Challenge EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 16
  17. 17. Velocity Solution System Upgrade and Migration CNC & Change Management Expertise Managed Application Services Velocity collaborated with CSS, Nektar’s consulting partner, to manage functional and technical requirements of the project Velocity helped Nektar address issues that arose including: Velocity is providing day-today management of Nektar’s portfolio of Oracle’s JD Edwards software deployed to support multiple, international locations 1) CFR Auditing 2) Custom Data Dictionary changes 3) Integrations to thirdparty systems, data replication and Nektar custom reporting EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 17
  18. 18. Results ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 18
  19. 19. How to Evaluate and Select Cloud Computing Solution Expertise, Security and Uptime Requirements Align SLA with Internal Customer Expectation Proven Disaster Recovery Procedures Compliance and Regulatory Requirements EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 19
  20. 20. Velocity Customer: Nektar Therapeutics “Velocity regularly addresses issues of an unforeseen nature pertaining to key aspects of Nektar’s business system needs. We worked hand-in-hand with Velocity, who manages our communications with our partners, third-parties, customer users and management, and did so professionally and without question in the interest of providing a quality solution and an uncompromised level of service.” EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. © 2013 Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. 20
  21. 21. Phibro — Executive Sponsor Gary Fling • Chief Information Officer • Focus on maximizing the value of investments in IT by aligning to business imperatives, establishing governance and delivering results by developing highperforming teams. EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 21
  22. 22. Phibro Animal Health Corporation • Global leader in the fields of animal health and performance products • Privately held with revenues exceeding $600M • Over 1,000 employees who manufacture and market 550+ products • Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, with manufacturing facilities and offices across the U.S., Brazil, Mexico and around the world EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 22
  23. 23. Business Challenge EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 23
  24. 24. Velocity Solution EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 24
  25. 25. Results EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 25
  26. 26. Velocity Customer: Phibro Animal Health Corporation “I am very happy with the results. Application performance was a big issue in Brazil and this solution perfectly meets our needs and brings greater facilities management, greater credibility in information quality and time-saving processes.” EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 26
  27. 27. How to Evaluate and Select Cloud Computing Solution Must have JD Edwards Competency Measureable Operational Stability Partnership that is Personal Scalable Platform Can provide non-JD Edwards Support EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 27
  28. 28. Tredegar — Executive Sponsor Steve Holliday • Executive Director of Business Excellence and Global IT • Systems thinker and integrator. Focused on business processes and technology, strategic planning and implementation. EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 28
  29. 29. Tredegar Film Products • Manufactures plastic films for protective apparel, agriculture/landscaping, construction/building materials, durables, food preservation, home care, medical, packaging, personal care, electronic display, surface protection, lighting and specialty markets. • Publicly traded on the NYSE (TG) with revenues exceeding $520M. • Headquartered in Richmond, VA with 2,700 employees across production facilities in Brazil, China, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, and five plants in the United States. EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 29
  30. 30. Business Challenge EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 30
  31. 31. Velocity Solution EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 31
  32. 32. Results EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 32
  33. 33. Velocity Customer: Tredegar Film Products “By outsourcing the hosting of JD Edwards and disaster recovery, it gives our internal IT staff the chance to increase its technical skills and be more strategy-minded in helping the business function efficiently. We don’t have to worry about day-to-day operations since Velocity makes sure the system functions properly. They also proactively take care of maintenance tasks, which is a big load off our plate.” EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 33
  34. 34. How to Evaluate and Select Cloud Computing Solution Management attitude Stability (financial, people) What other customers have to say Continuous Improvement mindset EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 34
  35. 35. Why Applications in the Cloud? Moving Oracle Applications to the Cloud EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential
  36. 36. Oracle Applications in the Velocity Virtual Private Cloud • Multiple platform options to support JD Edwards applications • Standardized components and extensive configuration testing • Fault tolerance through built-in redundancy and replication, clustering, and disaster recovery • Embedded diagnostics enabling deep observability and real-time troubleshooting NEW • Unified management from the hardware to the application • Experienced customer care for technical and application support EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 36
  37. 37. Velocity Customer: Graniterock Construction “We're a construction company—we’re not an IT company. The economics are such that it would probably have cost us more to host a solution internally, and we would not have done as good a job.” – Excerpt from FierceCIO, “Q&A: Disaster recovery when your business sits on the San Andreas Fault,” February 1, 2012 EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 37
  38. 38. Reasons Companies Move to the Cloud Increase business adaptability/agility Lower overall costs Deliver new features/functions faster EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Focus internal staff on business change, less on maintenance Accelerate application deployment Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 38
  39. 39. About Velocity Established and Managed by Industry Veterans Founded 2003 Experts in Managing Enterprise Applications Extensive application and industry workflow expertise Strong Growth Expanding and long-term customer relationships Privately Held Management team, Silver Lake International Presence United States, Canada, United Kingdom EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 39
  40. 40. International Footprint to Serve Our Customers Glasgow, Scotland Seattle, Washington Tukwila, Washington Minneapolis, Minnesota London, Ontario New York, New York Denver, Colorado Temple Terrace, Florida EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 40
  41. 41. Velocity Universal Cloud Services pervasive systems market systems business analytics application complements core business systems EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Fully-managed cloud solutions for all of your essential business applications • ERP • Content management • Business analytics • Industry solutions • More… Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 41
  42. 42. Universal Cloud Services Architecture VELOCITY UNIVERSAL CLOUD SERVICES CUSTOMER APPLICATION A CUSTOMER APPLICATION B CUSTOMER APPLICATION C Components Components Components Configuration A Configuration B Configuration C SOPHISTICATED CLOUD ARCHITECTURE, OPTIMIZED FOR EACH APPLICATION AND USE Oracle® “Red Stack” “Purple Stack” Velocity’s cloud architecture uses a defined set of technology components—building blocks—purpose-built to optimize the performance of the customers’ specific applications IBM® “Blue Stack” EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 42
  43. 43. Customers Rely on Velocity to Manage Their Enterprise Applications Every day, our job is to help you use enterprise applications to: Grow Your Business Increase Responsiveness to the Market EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Manage Risk Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 43
  44. 44. For More Information Ward Quarles Director, Strategic Alliances & Velocity Solutions for Oracle ward.quarles@velocity.cc 303-996-3410 866-638-2779 | VELOCITY.CC EXPERIENCE. INNOVATION. Velocity Proprietary and Confidential 44
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