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Introduction: Tap into the Power of Oracle's Cloud Offerings

Everyone knows cloud computing is rapidly transforming IT operations. As a leader in cloud computing, Oracle's offerings have also evolved rapidly, with a growing number of choices to meet a wide range of business and technology imperatives.

So we decided to put together this brief introduction to explain the various ways Oracle customers can tap into the power of the cloud. Read on to learn about

  • Oracle Cloud
  • Oracle’s private cloud products
  • Oracle Managed Cloud Services
Oracle Cloud
Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform—including tools to rapidly create new services and extend existing ones. With open Java and SQL standards at the core, enterprises can leverage existing IT skill sets and avoid lock-in of their business applications in the cloud. Offerings include
  • Application services. Oracle’s application services—its software as a service (SaaS) offerings—are best-in-class and span numerous mission-critical business functions such as sales and marketing, customer experience, human capital management, talent management, and enterprise resource planning.
  • Social services. These offerings help transform business processes with innovative social collaboration as well as marketing and insight services. Learn about Oracle Social Network, Oracle and Collective Intellect, and Oracle and Vitrue.
  • Platform services. Oracle’s platform services—its platform as a service (PaaS) offerings—enable rapid and effective development, testing, and deployment of enterprise-class business applications on the industry’s #1 database and #1 application server. Learn about Oracle Cloud Java services and Oracle Cloud database services.
Oracle Private Cloud Products
To enable organizations to have complete control and visibility over security, compliance, and service levels, Oracle also helps organizations build, deploy, and manage their own cloud environments, including integrated application, platform, and infrastructure products and solutions. Oracle’s private cloud offerings include
  • Oracle Cloud applications. A complete and modular set of enterprise applications, engineered from the ground up to be cloud-ready and to coexist seamlessly in mixed environments.
  • Oracle Cloud platform. A shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidation of existing applications and new application development and deployment.
  • Oracle Cloud infrastructure. A complete selection of servers, storage, networking fabric, virtualization software, operating systems, and management software to support diverse public and private cloud applications.
Oracle Managed Cloud Services
This option delivers enterprise-grade, end-to-end managed cloud services across Oracle's portfolio of business applications, middleware, database, and hardware technologies. Organizations can deploy solutions according to their own specific needs and budget, and decided where applications are hosted.

Oracle can manage applications at customer sites, through Oracle's partners, or at one of Oracle’s data centers. Organizations can also choose a hybrid model for different elements of the IT environment, and move back and forth over time as strategy or requirements change. Options include
  • Oracle Applications on demand. Leverage any Oracle application, hosted and managed by Oracle.
  • Oracle Technology on demand. A set of end-to-end managed services for Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle’s technology platform, including infrastructure (servers and storage), database, virtualization, operating system, and middleware.
Visit the Oracle Cloud solution resource center for more details.
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