7 Steps to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Whether you’re just getting familiar with Oracle Cloud or want to open new business avenues enabled by our cloud technologies—this series is for you.

We’ve put together our customers’ favorite topics—from covering the basics to need-to-knows—that will help you make the most of Oracle Cloud.

Your playlist to Enterprise Cloud with Oracle

The seven tracks in this series are separate 30-minute sessions, designed so you can watch at your leisure. At the end of this playlist, you’ll have a deep understanding of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the benefits of having a hyperscale OCI datacenter region near you.

Don’t wait—it’s just 7 steps to master OCI

Track 1: 7 Steps to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

What is OCI?

Organizations are embracing cloud solutions due to benefits like cost-effectiveness, scalability, reliability and flexibility. But what distinguishes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from other cloud providers? This track will cover the basics by introducing OCI, our cloud regions, compliance considerations, multi-cloud interoperability, performance, and more.

Find out why OCI is the right choice for so many IT workloads—especially the mission-critical workloads of your business. By providing innovative features and cloud-native solutions, Oracle Cloud promises better performance, agility, and flexibility at lower costs. Track highlights include:

1. What is OCI?
2. Cloud regions and compliance
3. What makes Oracle Cloud different?
4. How do experts evaluate OCI?

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Track 2: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) - Delivering a security-first cloud

Secure by Design

Security breaches are often a result of confusion when it comes to responsibility of securing environments and networks, especially in the cloud. Oracle Cloud makes it easy to stay secure and provides full transparency when it comes to security, and responsibility for security.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was developed with the mission to provide a security-first cloud for our customers and to protect their workloads. Lean back and get to know the fundamental building blocks—architected-in, always-on and automated security—that put data security and protection first.

Solutions designed with care: Hear how security requirements and services provided within Oracle Cloud cover the full spectrum—from network security, to data protection and service exposure, including governance and compliance tools.

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Track 3: Compute, Network and Storage

The Basics

View this session to learn about the basics of Oracle Cloud from a technical perspective. Our compute, networking and storage services are built to support all types of workloads from the ground up. Oracle compute services vary from virtual machines to bare metal servers, and all services come with a right-size option that lets you define the support you need—with more than 50 000 CPUs and memory configurations per CPU.

Learn about our variety of storage services—from local storage services and high performing file systems, to archive storages for backups and long-term retention. All services come with consistently fast performance. Running compute services with storage requires high-fidelity networks, so connectivity considerations are also covered in this track. But we don’t simply talk; we show you a demo of the Oracle Cloud so you can see what these services are like for yourself.

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Track 4: Multi-Cloud, Observation, Cost Management and more


Join us for the governance track and gain the knowledge to maintain and govern your cloud tenancy. We explore more complex architectures like hybrid and multi-cloud to give you an understanding of how to optimize cost but gain maximum output. Our experts examine the details of logging, monitoring and administering in the Oracle Cloud, to leave you ready to dive into OCI.

This step underlines the importance of logging interactions and events to understand what is going on and optimize usage of the cloud. We cover Oracle’s fully managed, out-of-the-box cloud monitoring, with a large number of system metrics—including object storage, networking and compute metrics. Or you have the option to customize your own metrics. Learn more about multi-cloud and why Oracle is choosing to bring you the freedom to choose and use the best cloud provider to run each of your workloads with our FastConnect service. Last but not least, we cover costs. With our transparent cost models, Oracle delivers easy administration and greater flexibility for our customers.

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Track 5: 7 Steps to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Data Platform and Management

Get to know everything about the Oracle Data Management Platform Services, including Oracle Database, MySQL Database and Oracle NoSQL Database on OCI, as well as the different subscription models (Enterprise and Standard Edition).

Highlights of the session include exploration of the Oracle Converged Database and The Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle Converged Database supports all data types, workloads and has multitenant capabilities—allowing you not only to save on the cost of managing your data, but more importantly, to create new applications, processes and services.

And why not make use of advanced technologies while keeping costs in check. The Oracle Autonomous Database is a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing offering that allows just that. Hear more on the various services optimized by your workloads. Choose from Oracle Data Warehouse services for analytics, run your mission critical transaction processing, or develop and deploy low code apps with Oracle APEX.

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Track 6: Drive value from our data capital

Platform — Integration and Analytics

In this track our Oracle experts will demonstrate how to drive value from your data capital.

Data is an often underestimated asset. But we will show how to leverage the data that is already within your business using Oracle Cloud services. The question is how to streamline integrations, processes and analytics across business units, including finance, marketing, sales and HR—and move away from the idea of integration as a complex, costly to maintain and inflexible endeavor.

Oracle Integration takes away the issues by providing competencies such as application integration to connect different applications, process automation, visual app builder, and the means to deliver business insight across end-to-end digital processes. Oracle Integration also supports pre-built options to enable a fast and efficient journey to the Oracle Cloud.

Join this track to learn about Oracle Data Integration, Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Modern Data Warehouse and how to accelerate your digital business and IT processes with faster delivery, cost control and future proofing.

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Track 7: Modernize, Transform & Innovate with OCI

Modern Applications and Migration

After this track you will be motivated, and more importantly, enabled to dramatically modernize on-premises deployments on Oracle Cloud. Focused fully on digital transformation, our experts share what lies behind our cloud native approach and provide some crucial tips for migrating to the cloud.

The session also includes an introduction to the LEAP Forward with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) program. It’s a 360 approach to cloud migration that lets you:

  • Leverage your investments and lower TCO
  • Extend and innovate with SaaS and new cloud native services
  • Automate the full stack with enterprise-scale platform services
  • Push performance and protection to the next level with OCI
  • According to Gartner, "Businesses are looking increasingly at hybrid cloud options to optimize efficiencies and need to consider a cloud-smart instead of a cloud-first strategy" (2020). Oracle understands this by providing a comprehensive list of products and services, including developer services, to transform your business. More on developer services such as Kubernetes, Functions and Events services in this session.

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