With leading global organizations like Vodafone and Samsung Securities rely on OCI to run all types of workloads, from microservices to AI, bringing users more value from their cloud investments is Oracle’s mission as it recently announced that it is expanding its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) service portfolio. This is to provide customers with truly flexible core infrastructure services to help optimize resources to meet requirements and significantly reduce costs. Eleven new compute, networking, and storage, services and capabilities will enable customers to run their workloads faster and more securely at lower cost. Additionally, a new Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer capability, will further help lower costs through better infrastructure utilization, by giving the ability to add Autonomous Database to the existing deployments.
Global cloud adoption continues to expand rapidly as business models transform and the demand for secure remote technology accelerates. However, a variety of prevailing public cloud misconceptions are still holding companies back from realizing the full benefits of the cloud. For instance, one commonly held belief is that customers have to re-write their applications for the cloud and deal with complex pricing models to reap the benefits of cloud computing. Additionally, many organizations believe that a series of different technology choices have to be made as they scale their operations. With today’s announcement, OCI is providing customers with even more simplicity and flexibility so that scaling can be affordable and easy without painstaking re-writes.
“With the breadth of customers that we have and the different workloads they’re running on OCI, they are counting on Oracle to take the complexity out of mission critical activities,” said Chris Chelliah, Senior Vice President Customer Strategy, Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific. “They need to be able to run different kinds of workloads, without having to assemble a myriad of different services or re-platform applications. What we are bringing across compute, storage and networking, and the new Exadata C@C capability is flexibility, while continuing to deliver the best possible price performance.”
Customer and Analyst Commentary
“OCI has enabled us to increase the number of Monte Carlo simulations we are able to run by 25 percent,” said Ian Brunton, Application Development Group Leader, Oracle Red Bull Racing. “By leveraging a modern technology stack, utilising the power and flexibility of Kubernetes, we can scale up our simulation platform whilst keeping costs within the tight spending regulations defined by the sport.”
“The promise of the cloud has always been paying for only what you need, but customers continue to over-provision due to rigid configuration options in most cloud platforms,” said Dave McCarthy, research vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC. “OCI has made significant strides to address this problem by introducing new flexible compute, storage, and network infrastructure services over the last year. OCI customers can reduce costs by more accurately matching consumption to demand.”