Oracle WebCenter is the center of engagement for business. It is a suite of tools (WebCenter Portal, Content, and Sites) that helps people work together more efficiently through contextual collaboration tools that optimize connections between people, information, and applications and ensures users have access to the right information in the context of the business process in which they are engaged. Oracle Tech can implement this amazing platform in AWS, one of the most popular and full-featured cloud website hosting solutions available. Through AWS, Oracle Tech can provide businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations with a flexible, highly scalable, and low-cost way to deliver their WebCenter-based web applications.
We use Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to host WebCenter as a suite of multi-tier web applications. Amazon VPC allows us to strictly enforce access and security restrictions between the front-end OHS tier webservers, the WebLogic application tier servers, and Oracle database data tier servers. OHS webservers are launched in a publicly accessible subnet while WebLogic application servers and databases are launched in non-publically accessible subnets. The application servers and databases can’t be directly accessed from the Internet, but they can still access the Internet via a NAT instance for maintenance purposes. Access between the servers and subnets is controlled using inbound and outbound packet filtering provided by network access control lists and security groups.
Webservers are scaled dynamically using Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and auto-scaling groups. Application servers can be vertically scaled by simply switching to a higher powered amazon Machine Image (AMI). Using Amazon’s command-line interface tools, entire WebCenter environments, or their components, can be brought up or down with a single mouse click.