As digital transformation efforts accelerate, most businesses have realised that there is no one-size-fits-all cloud platform and are adopting a multi-cloud strategy. Despite vendor claims, none of the major providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud) offers the complete package.
To leverage the most appropriate and effective technologies (and maximise potential savings), organisations must adopt a multi-cloud strategy. The ability to ‘cherry pick’ the most appropriate functions and features allows for the construction of a platform optimised to the specific needs of the organisation.
So why should Oracle Cloud make your shortlist of potential partners? Here are three great reasons:
1. Oracle Cloud is designed for mission-critical workloads
For digital transformation to be truly effective, your business must be able to ‘cloudify’ its mission-critical operations. By offering bare metal servers, Oracle Cloud makes it extremely easy to lift and shift legacy applications and workloads into a hosted platform – but that’s only part of the story.
In recognition of the multi-cloud reality, Oracle has negotiated an alliance with Microsoft. This vendor partnership simplifies the process of deploying mission-critical workloads across the multi-cloud, enabling the construction of best-of-breed applications and services.
2. Oracle operates an ‘open’ cloud
Vendor lock-in is a common complaint about cloud vendors. Extricating data, or even moving it between clouds comes at an additional cost, often quite significant, as a way to discourage customers from changing service – or even building a multi-cloud operation.
Oracle acknowledges and supports the reality of the multi-cloud by encouraging openness. There are no charges for offboarding for example – if a customer wants to leave the platform entirely, they are free to do so without additional cost. This will help the 52% of businesses who report that an inability to move workloads between clouds has created barriers to achieving their strategic goals.
Oracle also applies open standards like Kubernetes and Kafka, helping to further reduce technology and vendor lock-in. In this way, customers are enabled to build the applications and services their business needs, without compromise.
3. Oracle Cloud simplifies hybrid operations
Having realised the benefits of on-demand scalability and resourcing in the cloud, many businesses are now seeking to replicate the same elastic capabilities in their on-prem data centres. This is in addition to demands for more generalised hybrid cloud operations.
Again, Oracle is ahead of the game, introducing technologies like Oracle Cloud@Customer which allows users to spread database operations between on-prem and the Oracle Cloud. Similarly, Dedicated Region provides all of Oracle’s public cloud services natively in the local data centre, available on a consumption-based billing model – just like the cloud.
Oracle Cloud effectively blurs the boundaries between cloud and local services to deliver a consistent, robust, scalable and future-ready platform for digital transformation. And that’s before you consider the back-office engineering required to deliver 99.99% uptime and a 4-minute monthly maintenance routine for maximum reliability.
To learn more about how Oracle Cloud Infrastructure fits into your multi-cloud future, please get in touch .