Using Unisys 3D-VE approach as guiding principle, initiative aims to yield cost control and risk management advantages to enterprises modernizing IT and business assets.
This is the first joint initiative between the two companies focused specifically on standards-based modernization solutions.
The alliance and related programs focus on addressing clients’ most pressing enterprise business requirements with combinations of business process, application and infrastructure modernization services and products that leverage key industry standards.
The alliance benefits both new and existing clients by capitalizing on key elements from both Unisys and Oracle solution portfolios:
The Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) approach and the comprehensive Unisys Modernization Solution Portfolio for critical areas such as business process, application and infrastructure modernization on industry-standard platforms.
The power of Oracle’s entire product offering, covering Oracle® Applications, Oracle® Database 10g, Oracle® Fusion Middleware and Oracle® Enterprise Manager. Unisys is a Certified Advantage Partner of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and a member of the Oracle Modernization Alliance.
The portfolio of Unisys and Oracle On-Demand outsourcing services.
The economic advantages of a virtualized Linux environment on the Unisys ES7000/one Enterprise Server, powered by Intel multi-core processors.
This alliance expansion also advances the Unisys strategy to help clients modernize enterprise environments, complementing the recent addition of modernization enhancements to the Unisys Open and Secure Integrated Solutions (OASIS) suite of open source software.
“This initiative demonstrates the value of Unisys singular approach in leveraging alliances, services capabilities and technology expertise to deliver substantive value to clients,” said Ali Shadman, vice president and general manager, Open Source Solutions, Systems and Technology, Unisys. “Through expanded teaming with Oracle, Unisys can offer enterprises facing the challenge of aligning their IT environments with strategic business goals the distinct advantage of modernizing their IT assets while protecting their long-term investments in critical applications.”
Unisys and Oracle are building upon Unisys capabilities as one of the world’s leading solutions integrators and outsourcing services providers to deliver a modernization portfolio focused on key scenarios covering every aspect of an enterprise-class modernization strategy. These scenarios can encompass any combination of: knowledge mining, re-factoring, translation, re-hosting, wrapping, replacement and orchestration, enabling clients to achieve benefits such as:
• Agility – yielding increased flexibility to deal with dynamic business requirements;
• Improved cost control – giving clients confidence in moving from high-cost systems to enterprise Linux on Intel platforms;
• Intellectual capital preservation – enabling capture and re-use of the business knowledge embedded in legacy applications;
• Risk mitigation – relying on pre-tested, pre-qualified modernization solutions created through the Unisys 3D Blueprinting methodology.
”We are very pleased to be working with Unisys in this Enterprise Modernization initiative,” said John Gawkowski, vice president of Platform Solutions at Oracle. “The combination of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database and Oracle Enterprise Manager provides the high-quality-of-service software environment needed when modernizing enterprise-scale applications through the Unisys 3D-VE approach. Combining this environment with Oracle Applications for application replacement and Unisys modernization delivery provides the complete modernization solution for enterprise-class customers.”
The Unisys 3D-VE Approach: You Can’t Modernize What You Can’t See
The Unisys 3D-VE approach drives Unisys solutions and engagements, giving clients visibility into the links among the four key dimensions of their business – strategy, process, applications and infrastructure – and enabling them to gauge impacts and costs that can block effective execution.
Applying the Unisys 3D-VE approach, Unisys delivers greater value compared to either green-field development or other traditional approaches to IT asset modernization by revealing the connections among the four dimensions of the enterprise. Creating such connections can dramatically reduce the costs of initial modernization as well as the overall maintenance costs of modernized applications. Simultaneously, the visibility and traceability among business rules, processes, flows and actual application artifacts – such as code – can significantly mitigate the risks imposed by factors such as dwindling pools of programming skills required to maintain legacy applications.
The Unisys modernization program guided by the 3D-VE approach benefits from Unisys membership in The Oracle Modernization Alliance, a special initiative within Oracle PartnerNetwork that brings together an ecosystem of partners and vendors to provide a central location for all necessary resources, tools and technologies aimed at helping customers modernize legacy systems and take advantage of new, open architectures that increase business agility and lower total cost of ownership.
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 17,700 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.
Unisys (unisys.com) is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging the Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise approach, we make visible the impact of their decisions – ahead of investments, opportunities and risks.