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Industry: Housing Association

Migrating Stonewater's assets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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Discover how DSP supported Stonewater with an Oracle EBS Cloud Deployment, resulting in a significantly reduced TCO.

Oracle EBS Cloud Deployment
OCI Managed Services
Architecture & Implementation


Stonewater was newly formed in 2015, from three other large Housing Associations. However, the business quickly found that having three sets of applications, as well as three sets of EBS infrastructure, was costly and difficult to manage. The company chose DSP to consolidate and migrate their assets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to overcome these issues. (1)-Mar-16-2023-02-15-13-3656-PM

"With an ageing and increasingly expensive on-premise hardware model it was imperative that our business moved to the cloud to realise the benefits of scalability, the right level of performance and commercial flexibility."



The Challenge

  • The EBS and Northgate applications suites were expensive to run and time intensive
  • The organisation had 3 sets of hosting agreements to manage
  • The existing platforms were very old and also used Oracle Database 10g and Sparc / Unix technologies
  • The creation of Stonewater led to an overly complicated environment for the organisation, with 3 sets of hosting management and applications suites

These needed to be simplified without losing the existing data from any of the now-merged Housing Associations, and the new post-merger system had to be able to handle a larger influx of data than the previous individual ones.


The Solution

  • DSP helped Stonewater test and migrate the Database and Webtier to 12c and Linux
  • The solution was then consolidated and moved to OCI
  • Architecture, implementation, migration and ongoing Managed Services provided by DSP

DSP's architects designed and implemented the solution, migrating the consolidated assets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We also provide ongoing Managed Services solutions to ensure that the system is maintained to a high standard, without requiring a considerable time investment from Stonewater's technical team.


The Result

  • Fast migration with inbuilt testing of the new modernised technology stack
  • Significant reduction in TCO
  • Versatility and expansion capability built into the new solution

The migration was planned and executed quickly and thoroughly, with DSP working closely with Stonewater's own in-house teams. The organisation has since found a significant reduction in costs and increased versatility and expansion capabilities compared to their previous environment.

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Added Value


New modernised technology stack is much more efficient - big changes can be made seamlessly without worrying about waiting for all the components to be ready.

Cost reduction

After their migration to Oracle Cloud, Stonewater Housing benefitted from significant cost reductions which enabled them to invest in other key areas of the business.


In comparison to their previous environment, the organisation has found a significant decrease in expenditures as well as greater versatility and expansion potential.

Why DSP?

  • Our proven experience with OCI
  • Oracle Cloud and Managed Service Expertise
  • The clear vision of our architects as demonstrated by their proposed solution, and the relevant expertise to execute rapidly against fixed price deliverables

"DSP’s support on this journey was invaluable—delivering all the necessary technical expertise to ‘lift and shift’ the environments onto Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, working closely with our own internal teams."



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