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BIAS Customer Case Study

Office Depot Accelerates Business to Cloud Speed

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Real Stories. Real Results.

Learn how Office Depot leveraged Oracle Cloud to modernize their IT platform and improve system operations & performance.

  • Largest, cross-platform Oracle EBS migration to OCI
  • Solution recognized by Oracle with Oracle Innovation Award for Data Management
  • Increased performance by up to 10x
  • Office Depot transformed its business and reduced total cost of ownership by 38%

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The Opportunity 

Office Depot wanted to modernize and simplify their IT infrastructure, reduce operational costs, and enhance the performance of their Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Financial, Supply Chain and Human Capital Management systems.

  • Business application systems hosted on aging Solaris infrastructure that was reaching end-of-life
  • Poor system performance, both online and batch processing
  • Long lead times to provision/clone instances
  • Sub-optimal disaster recovery process
  • Needed to migrate and integrate existing on-prem applications with no degradation in performance
  • Rapidly growing EBS database with high transaction volumes (55TB)

Our Approach

BIAS provided a robust solution for a cross-platform migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with minimal downtime.

  • Implemented a PCI and SOC 2 Security compliant architecture utilizing BIAS’s Digital Platform toolkit
  • Utilized transportable tablespace (XTTS) to migrate 55TB of production data from Solaris to Linux on ExaCS
  • Migrated, retrofitted and tested over 7,500 Oracle EBS CEMLIs
  • Upgraded and migrated OID/OAM to OCI
  • Integrated on-premise Active Directory for user authentication of nearly 30,000 internal and external users
  • Automated system maintenance and monitoring through Oracle Management Cloud (OMC)
  • Delivered a complete and automated Disaster Recovery environment for all technology stacks
  • Completed the production migration over a weekend to meet the downtime for cutover and/or fallback duration requirement

The Results

Office Depot reduced CAPEX costs and increased overall system stability and performance.

  • Reduced User Interface response times to less than 5 seconds, a 100% increase
  • Increased OLTP & batch concurrent program performance by 200 - 1000%
  • Improved database availability to 99.99%
  • Created ability to scale CPUs and other system resources on-demand during peak processing
  • Improved Lifecycle Management by improving support, scalability and patching
  • Future-proofed IT infrastructure by eliminating the need for future hardware refreshes
  • Reduced total cost of ownership by 38%