Solaris to Linux Migration

Secure your ERP with Linux

Why Migrate?

In 2017, Oracle made the decision to retire Solaris operating systems. This means users were now on a time crunch to migrate to a different platform. Luckily, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) was positioned as a ‘ready-to-go’ solution for businesses looking to quickly migrate.

  • Linux is the primary port for all Oracle technology
  • Extensive vendor support as migration rates increase
  • Lower spending on hardware and software
  • Capability to handle increasing performance, capacity, and output demands
  • Higher flexibility
  • How Can Adjacent Solutions Help?

    Adjacent’s Platform Migration Solution joins consulting experience with proven technology, enabling a company to perform a platform migration (to the cloud) with minimum downtime, user testing, additional technology costs, and impact to existing business processes and systems.

    The Advantages of Linux


    Since Linux is an open source operating system, code can be edited or deleted at your discretion to better fit your organization’s needs.


    All Linux applications, even viruses, require an administrator password to grant authorization to run or access said application.


    Linux is also free to download and use, eliminating the need for large investments. When it comes to migration, well, that’s our area of expertise.


    Running multiple tasks at one time is a key feature of the Linux operating system. This can be done without compromising on speed.

    Case Study

    Telecom Leader migrates to Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

    After years of running Oracle software on premise, a leading telecom provider found itself needing to migrate off outdated hardware running Solaris and move to Oracle Cloud.

    “Lift and Shift” Cloud Migration to OCI

    With a limited outage window and zero business interruption, Adjacent utilized a “Lift and Shift” methodology to migrate the Oracle software to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

    • Transparent migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    • Architected and executed on-prem to cloud migration strategy
    • Identified and remediated customizations
    • Ensured performance and business process continuity

    Seamless Platform Migration

    The strategic decision was made to migrate to Linux to take advantage of the lower cost of ownership, the higher level of Oracle support, and the resources available compared to Solaris.

    • Converted Big Endian to Little Endian for Application and Database
    • Optimized the migration plan to minimize the outage window
    • Ensured zero data corruption
    • Preserved pre-migration performance

    Preserved Customizations and Interfaces

    Customizations and interfaces were remediated with only limited rework needed to operate on Linux.

    Future Proof Architecture

    The servers, networking, and overall topology was architected to meet strategic business growth goals.

    Running on Oracle’s Flagship Technologies

    Oracle E-Business Suite on top of Oracle RAC Database running on Oracle Enterprise Linux inside Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long of an outage window does it take to migrate to Cloud Infrastructure?

    The outage window will depend on the technologies, tools, number and size of environments, and the transfer speeds your network is capable of.

    We have non-Oracle systems, can we migrate those to the cloud?

    Yes, we can assist in the migration of most applications to the cloud.

    Do we have to perform a platform migration to move to the cloud?

    Maybe not, the mainstream cloud infrastructure services (OCI, AWS, Azure) support most popular operating systems. Schedule a call for us to discuss this in more detail.

    Our internal team is migrating to the cloud, can you provide guidance and best practices?

    Absolutely! Our skilled team can look over your shoulder to ensure you are following best practices and your migration is optimized.

    Can you train our team to perform a migration like this?

    Our consultants can mentor your team, giving them the knowledge and skill sets required to migrate to the cloud and administer your systems once the project is complete.