MaineIT Fusion Middleware Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Managed Service
FY2022 & FY2023 Summary
The rapid adoption of cloud-based applications, combined with the desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. The Oracle SOA Suite, the latest version of the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution, meets this challenge. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, the Oracle SOA Suite delivers faster time to production, increased productivity, and lower total cost of ownership.
- Two virtual CPU servers with 8 GB memory allocated for a standard build. Please note, a minimum of two virtual servers is required to provide high-availability and disaster recovery.
- Enterprise monitoring.
- Administration of SOA and WebLogic hosting software and platform.
- Automated deployments.
- Collection of managed server logs for isolated applications.
- Quarterly patches for SOA, WebLogic, JDK, and the operating system to enhance features, functionality, and reduce security vulnerabilities when/where available.
- Assistance with the monitoring and troubleshooting of Load Tests.
- Enterprise Backups: Backups occur each night at 10:00PM with the following Standard Retention utilizing the Azure Gov Cloud:
- Daily backups are taken at 10:00PM, stored in the SOM data centers, and retained for 15 days.
- Weekly backups are taken every Friday at 10:00PM, stored in the SOM data centers and Azure Gov Cloud Tenant, and retained for 35 days.
- Monthly backups are taken the first Friday of each month at 10:00PM, stored in the SOM Azure Gov Cloud Tenant, and retained for 365 days.
- All hardware purchases and maintenance costs.
- All software licensing and maintenance costs.
- Server housing costs (power, backup generator, UPS, network connection, operational monitoring, etc.).
- Customer Support Center for problem reporting.
- Operations/Unix Support Specialists.
- Middleware Administrators to provide administration functions to keep the applications operational.
- Local PC Administration of SOA and/or WebLogic.
Service Level Targets and Availability
- Please note that the Middleware environment is extremely large and requires patching of non-production environments during normal business hours due to the complexity. If an outage can’t be sustained in pre-production during these times it will require a minimum of two managed servers.
- Standard business hour coverage is 7:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
- If service is required for non-production systems outside of the standard business hours, prior arrangements will be required with the director of this service area.
- Production systems are supported 24x7 365 days a year. If a critical production issue occurs during non-business hours, please contact the Oracle Middleware Team on-call support at 207-624-7700.
- Platinum patching is a 24-hour process and occurs during business hours for all environments.
(No Disaster Recovery)
|Clustered w/ a Minimum of One vServer Per Site|
|Definition||One virtual server.||Multiple virtual servers configured to be redundant.|
|Service Level Availability||99.5% availability excluding scheduled outages.||99.95% availability excluding scheduled outages. Please note, this can be increased by requesting additional clustered instances.|
|Single Component Failure Recovery Time Objective||24 Hours (No disaster recovery)||No Outage|
|Redundant Component Failure Recovery Time Objective||24 Hours||24 Hours|
|Catastrophic Component Failure
Recovery Time Objective – RTO
|Disaster recovery is not available in this configuration||Dependent on disaster recovery plan.|
|Recovery Point Objective - RPO||Dependent on backup schedule plan.||Dependent on backup schedule plan.|
On the Bill
Oracle Service Oriented Architecture, SOA Managed Service
Service Code = MWSOA
Service Category = Oracle Database Services
Service Full = Service Oriented Architecture (MWSOA)
Sample NICUS 350 Report-
Service Rates: Please see the MaineIT Rate Table
Options Available for Additional Charge
- Additional virtual servers, CPU, and memory.
- Please note, a minimum of two managed servers is required to provide high-availability.
- Local PC Administration of SOA and/or WebLogic.
- Individual users follow State of Maine IT rules and policies, including all security policies.
- Provide a contact person and backup at a minimum, but an email group is preferred. This group will receive updates and work with the Middleware team to configure and stand up the application.
- Report any issues or problems with this service to the MaineIT team as promptly and with as complete information as is feasible.
- With the new security climate, it is critical that we have teams validate patching in the pre-production environments prior to moving to production. If the applicant is unwilling or the application is unable to stay current, a security waiver must be submitted to the Enterprise Architect for approval. This includes but is not limited to the Operating System, SOA, WebLogic, and JDK software.
- If a two virtual server clustered configuration has been selected for production, then at least one clustered configuration is required in pre-production.
- At least one pre-production environment is required for every production environment.
To get help, or to order this service
- Call the MaineIT Service Center at 207-624-7700 and assign to the Oracle Middleware team.
- For application projects (new projects, major enhancements, or upgrades), contact the MaineIT Project Management Office (PMO).
- A Footprints ticket is required for all non-production work requests. All production work requests require an authorized RFC. If applicable, a billing code is required for those items that are not part of the base published rate.
- For new Middleware environments, please send an email to the Oracle Middleware team to schedule an intake discussion. Once complete, the team will request and/or create a Footprints ticket requesting the environment. Most requests will be completed within two weeks of receiving a completed request.
- If the published service level agreement is not met, issues can be escalated to the next priority level by contacting any of the following individuals:
- The Enterprise Data Services Director, Manager of the Middleware team or your friendly Account Manager.
- John Hawkes, Manager of the Oracle Middleware team
- Jeffrey Jordan, Director, Enterprise Data Services
- MaineIT Operations will engage the On-Call Core Technology Duty Manager if necessary
- For an after-hours production break fix contact the MaineIT Operations at Customer Support 207-624-7700.
Priority Levels for monitoring
- The standard production published service level agreement can be viewed at the following link: Standard SLA Maine IT Production Services.
- Standard business hour coverage is 7:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, please contact MaineIT Operations.
- If service is required for non-production systems outside of the standard business hours, prior arrangements will be required with the director of this service area and associated fees apply.