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Migrate your PeopleSoft applications today to AWS and take advantage of Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform purpose built to manage PeopleSoft on AWS.
The Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform (VCAMP), and industry leading software defined applications management platform has been optimized for PeopleSoft applications running on AWS. Using Devops design principles and software automation routines, VCAMP for PeopleSoft enables enterprises to benefit from auto provisioning, rapid deployments and configuration management for their enterprise applications in AWS as well as their private data centers. Ideal for enterprises migrating PeopleSoft applications to AWS as well as those with ancillary applications — VCAMP delivers a unified single pane of glass management console to simplify, optimize and interact with your applications application.
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Q: How does VCAMP help enterprises optimize their use of PeopleSoft in a dynamic cloud infrastructure such as AWS?
A: VCAMP provides a technology driven approach for application management in the cloud. This enables enterprises to save money and optimize resource utilization and assists companies in streamlining business processes. Advanced features from VCAMP such as dynamic application scaling, elastic consumption and intelligent analytics delivers an integrated view of both infrastructure and application resources. Depending on the business situation, enterprises may need additional resources for their PeopleSoft application during critical processing periods such as when month-end routines or peak season events occur. To prepare for these demanding periods, VCAMP can quickly spin up additional virtual machines (VMs) as required to meet these peak demand conditions. As the surge in transactions or processes is identified by VCAMP, appropriate PeopleSoft resources will be provisioned and can automatically scale down as the surge is no longer required. This helps the enterprise by avoiding over-provisioning capacity or sizing to peak saving money and resources.
Q: Explain some of the key features of VCAMP above and beyond what an enterprise receives by going direct through AWS.
A: VCAMP enables businesses to receive all of the benefits of PeopleSoft applications ‘out of the box’ with no project to manage and in as few as five hours. VCAMP also combines 3rd party vulnerability management software with automated routines integrated with alert and action oriented functionality. A native AWS deployment requires the customer to learn and deploy various tools like Cloud Watch in order to receive similar services and benefits. VCAMP comes standard with Velocity’s managed application services, meaning there are no additional costs or resources to train and certify staff, as well as a core analytics engine offering real-time, gap-fee metadata at the application level surrounding workforce productivity, system and application metrics, security and compliance analytics and proactive alerts for virtually any event occurring in the system.
Q. Does VCAMP provide any additional pricing benefit to enterprises beyond the options available from AWS such as On-Demand, Reserved or Spot instance pricing?
A: VCAMP customers get the benefit of accessing the Velocity pool of Reserved Instances at On-Demand economics. If Customers want to purchase direct from AWS, they have the option of On-Demand, Reserved or Spot instance pricing.However, they do not have access to technology that seamlessly navigates across these instances to gain additional pricing benefits.Through VCAMP customers can use Reserved Instances in an On-Demand manner to virtualize the AWS infrastructure even further.
Q: What is the SLA delivered by VCAMP around transaction availability and performance?
A: VCAMP delivers application availability at 99.9% and transaction performance at 99%, online at sub-second speeds. The architecture and deployment of PeopleSoft through VCAMP leverages the AWS foundation of EC2 instance availability of 99.999%, delivering consistently higher SLAs at the application layer.
Q. What is the benefit of VCAMP for scalability of applications as compared to AWS?
A: VCAMP is purpose built to manage PeopleSoft applications at AWS. Scaling at the application layer, or the ability to spin up additional application servers and attach it to the logical PeopleSoft environment, is not an AWS native feature. This requires PeopleSoft expertise which has been designed into the VCAMP software. VCAMP is built with PeopleSoft expertise and a core analytics engine, enabling smart monitoring of application usage and the ability to trigger the relevant actions to deploy pre-configured PeopleSoft environments when needed.
Q: Is VCAMP available for short duration timeframes, such as for development or QA purposes, in a non-production environment?
A: Yes, through VCAMP, PeopleSoft instances are available for a day, a week, or any timeframe required by the customer. The ultimate value of VCAMP is a PeopleSoft-ready instance available in as few as five hours, with no further configuration or installation, no project to manage.
Q: Are storage optimization and management services included with VCAMP?
A: Yes, VCAMP delivers a complete solution to configure, optimize and manage storage end-to-end.
Q: How does the Automated Provisioning feature of VCAMP compare to AWS?
A: The automated provisioning feature of VCAMP is comprehensive and includes the following features not available in a native AWS deployment: database, application, security groups, ELB access, seamless integration of user login credentials.
Q. What is included in VCAMP’s Control Panel?
A: VCAMP’s Control Panel is a single pane of glass for visibility into infrastructure metrics (such as CPU utilization, network, database) and access to Service Management functions (such as incident, problem and change requests and ticket status). Additionally, advanced analytics at the PeopleSoft application layer are available, offering deep insight into system and workforce performance, regulatory metrics surrounding security and compliance, as well as proactive alerts of simple or compound rule sets. It also provides PeopleSoft application health metrics that are commonly accessed through Solution Manager, presented in a user-friendly format.
Q: How does VCAMP help with meeting compliance and/or audit requirements for enterprises running their PeopleSoft applications on AWS? What kind of compliance or audit solution does VCAMP provide?
A: VCAMP features such as proactive change detection services and auditable tracking report support enterprise compliance requirements. In addition VCAMP is easily configurable to adapt meeting different requirements. This enables the enterprise to minimize investments in compliance related skills and process - hence delivering higher value services at better economics.
Q: What are the critical patch availability features of VCAMP?
A: VCAMP features critical patch availability within 24 hours. VCAMP maintains a ‘desired state’ of the application at all times, with automated monitoring and deployment of security or infrastructure related patches. Automatic updates are available in the customer change management dashboard in the VCAMP Control Panel.
Q: Is it possible to port over existing login and passwords to access the PeopleSoft environment through VCAMP?
A: Yes, VCAMP is designed with compliance and security features woven into its architecture, enabling a seamless integration with customers’ active directories.
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