The Librarian’s Guide to Cloud Hosting
What is TLC•Cloud Services?
TLC has teamed up with Oracle to redefine your experience with hosting library services: introducing TLC•Cloud Services, an improved hosting platform.
TLC•Cloud Services are powered by the highly trusted Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and managed by data and library experts at TLC, to ensure that your library servers have high performance with the latest, next-gen hardware and your network and data remain secure.
Comparing an On-Premise Solution to TLC•Cloud Services
Some libraries choose to utilize an on-premise solution for their library network and data needs, and TLC continues to support that model as we always have.
For libraries looking to move to a hosted solution, TLC•Cloud Services provide the newest hardware with annual next-generation upgrades, giving your library the fastest performance. By using TLC•Cloud Services, our customers can expect the latest CPUs, GPUs, off-box networking, and NVMe SSD based storage services.
With TLC managing the firewall and day-to-day server responsibilities, as well as secure daily backups, the need for constant server repairs, upgrades, and purchases is eliminated, and threats to cybersecurity are minimized.
Comparing TLC’s non-Cloud hosting model to TLC•Cloud Services
TLC has been a leader in data hosting services for over 20 years, and our hosted customers know and expect the outstanding and high level of service that we provide. By partnering with Oracle, TLC is able to expand on its already exceptional service offerings to provide an unmatched and highly efficient cloud hosting environment.
Employing an OCI environment for our TLC•Cloud Services results in an optimized solution for our customers and company, allowing TLC to focus on projects and innovation which make a positive impact for our customers.
TLC utilizes the same Oracle Cloud-based infrastructure for its own internal development environments, relying on Oracle’s RDBMS capabilities and leadership to power its library management and data services products since 1995. OCI is the premier platform for managing the Oracle Database, and a logical choice for continuing to power Oracle-based products into the future.
For Libraries Ready to Migrate
TLC is very excited about the opportunities that OCI will bring to our customers. For additional information or to begin planning your migration to the new TLC•Cloud Services, please contact your Project Manager, or reach out today to speak with a representative. We are in the process of migrating customers now, and look forward to chatting with you further about what TLC•Cloud Services can mean for you.
For more information, visit https://tlcdelivers.com/tlc-cloud-services/.
We're about to embark on a project to move our servers to an OCI environment and we've been able to go into that with confidence because of previous TLC projects on that kind of scale."
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the highest performance along with low, predictable pricing to support all enterprise workloads.”
This partnership enables us to focus all of our energies on our core value-add to our customers."
Moving our managed hosting solutions away from a co-location model to Oracle Cloud will allow TLC to apply more of our resources to improving and supporting our library management and data services."
We haven't noticed any problems, any issues. If the staff members didn't know we moved, I don't think any of them would tell you that anything changed."
Knowing that the mighty weight of Oracle is behind our hosted site makes me feel extremely confident in the uptime and security of the system."
Just do it. Don't wait. There's no downside in my opinion to making the switch to hosted. And there are lots and lots of benefits."
When we do our quarterly updates, we've gone from being down for like six hours for the updates to less than two."
The entire concept of having a hosted ILS makes me very happy. I do not enjoy being in the business of the care and feeding of servers."