Make the Shift to the Cloud with Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Introduction
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Purpose-Built for the Enterprise

The public cloud is maturing. It is powering business transformations across the globe. By utilizing infrastructure as a service (IaaS), businesses are driving digital transformation, empowering developers, and increasing customer engagement through mobile apps and social interactions.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) provides customers with a cost-effective platform for achieving their desired business outcomes. In this book, you will find a summary of their challenges and achievements.

Oracle Cloud Customers in this Digibook

The customers featured in this book include those who have migrated their existing applications (Oracle, third-party, and custom) and those who have deployed new applications.

We also describe customers who have benefited from subscribing to a single IaaS service to meet their more tactical needs, such as low-cost and high-reliability archive storage.

The motivations for IaaS adoption discussed in this book are organized into four key categories:

Understanding the Value of IaaS
in the Enterprise

The key value drivers for IaaS adoption are diverse, yet fall primarily into three categories:

  • Significantly reduce reliance on (and costs associated with) the on-premises corporate data center. Some businesses are choosing to take an incremental approach to IaaS adoption, identifying common characteristics among workloads, and seeking to move them off premises. They are focused on gaining the cost efficiencies possible with IaaS, while aiming to minimize risk and disruption while they transition workloads to the cloud. The end goal is to significantly reduce the cost of maintaining a corporate data center, with the understanding that some reduced set of workloads will likely remain on premises.

  • Use IaaS for specific initiatives. Some businesses are more advanced in their cloud initiatives, pursuing a cloud-first strategy for all new application development, viewing IaaS as a core IT delivery model. With this group of businesses, we see central IT responding to line-of-business (LOB) requests for on-demand infrastructure to support new application initiatives. Through a need to provide centralized governance and control of IT delivery to the business as a whole, IT provides IaaS access to LOBs according to their needs (likely with very little intercession; access is mostly direct to the IaaS consoles and APIs with central IT’s awareness).

  • All-in on cloud-native. The availability of on-demand processing power, storage, and bandwidth has paved the way for companies to take a cloud-native (or IaaS-first) approach for all workloads. These new companies enter markets without the technical debt associated with traditional IT models, and they are using the cloud to create business models not previously possible, and drive change in how traditional industries operate. Netflix, Lyft and Airbnb are just a few examples of companies in this category.

Oracle has purpose-built a cloud that supports businesses at all of these stages. Additionally, we offer technologies that enable simplified migration and provisioning for key Oracle applications and databases, and a platform without expensive rearchitecture efforts that enables business to move other applications to the cloud. Oracle provides the infrastructure, tools, and services necessary to help our customers end-to-end with their cloud journey: workload migration, operations and management, and ongoing support.

IT professionals and architects can move existing applications to the cloud with minimal codebase changes, or build greenfield cloud-native or cloud-aware applications that leverage the full benefits of rapid time to value when utilizing an IaaS environment.

This frees IT to focus on strategic projects and delivering innovative solutions to the business, allowing them to take advantage of new market opportunities.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:
Capabilities Overview

OCI is built on a high-performance architecture that provides industry-leading price/performance, peak performance, and performance consistency. Oracle provides single-tenant compute and network isolation, fast provisioning, transparency and control for corporate data–center-like manageability and governance.

Cloud Transformation Business Stories
Find your area of interest and learn how companies transformed
their operations with the help of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Moving Applications to the Cloud

Lowering (or better yet, eliminating) dependence on your own data center is a powerful strategic move for any business.

Whether you’re looking to optimize costs by shifting from a CapEx to an OpEx model; seeking instant access to scalable compute, storage, and network infrastructure; or trying to consolidate on-premises application silos into a single flexible infrastructure, the cloud is the catalyst for next-generation business transformation.

Read these success stories to see how companies have fully embraced the idea of moving mission-critical application workloads to the cloud.

Performance-Intensive Workloads

Performance-intensive workloads require a public-cloud infrastructure designed to host and support them.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers three key ingredients (availability domains, a flat network, and off-box virtualization) that, when combined, provide a public-cloud infrastructure foundation ready to host even the most demanding workload requirements.

Read how companies are utilizing OCI for highly demanding workloads such as 3D rendering, intelligent pattern recognition, and quickly launching essential new customer services.

Cloud-Based Storage Archive

In addition to being extremely cost-effective, storing data in the cloud enables you to take advantage of multiple cloud benefits at the same time. From gaining instant access to secure data at a low cost, to ensuring the integrity of data security throughout the entire backup-and-restore process, the cloud is a natural fit for modern data storage.

Read how these companies have moved mission-critical data to the cloud, and the new capabilities and benefits they have gained by making the move.

Managing Development—DevTest in the Cloud

Improving development and testing processes is often one of the first steps businesses take towards embracing the cloud.

The cloud enables developers to create new development and test environments in minutes, giving them the freedom to experiment, collaborate seamlessly, and drive innovation.

See how companies rely on Oracle Cloud to create, deploy, and deliver powerful new applications and capabilities.

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