There are not many companies in Belgium that are already doing a lot of real work with the Oracle Cloud.
Although people are interested, they also fear the unknown.
In order to be able to help our customers, we at Exitas needed to get some experience with the Oracle Cloud beyond the theory or workshops. So we decided to setup some real world proof of concepts within our company.
One of these POCs was to migrate a small Apex application to the cloud.
What was interesting about this particular POC, was that is had 2 Apache web servers fronting the DB with Apex, combining database as a service (DBaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
As it turned out, it was interesting enough to document the creation steps in a series of blog posts.
In this series, I will cover the creation of your cloud “account”, creating the DBaaS and IaaS guests and how to configure the network / firewall rules to allow communications between them and to the outside world.
Most work will be done via the portal, but occasional I will use the REST api to showcase some things.
So please, join me down the rabbit hole that is the Oracle Cloud…
Here you can find a summary of what articles are available:
Cloud Account Creation: going down the rabbit hole – Part 1
DBaaS Foundation: going down the rabbit hole – Part 2
DBaaS Guest Creation: going down the rabbit hole – Part 3
Configure DBaaS access: going down the rabbit hole – Part 4
IaaS IP networks and security rules: going down the rabbit hole – Part 5
PS: Don’t forget to check out the blog posts on Oracle cloud from my colleague and Oracle Ace: Pieter Van Puymbroeck