Oracle Cloud Services—Optimized for Intel® Technologies

Oracle Cloud Services and Intel


Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Solid State Drives, and Intel networking components ensure security, performance, and scalability.

Oracle Cloud Services built on Intel technology offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing business agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity.

With optimized Intel processors, solid state drives, and other Intel-based technologies such as Intel Resource Director, Oracle Cloud offers solutions that enable enterprises to architect long term strategies and solutions to meet their unique business requirements. Intel® technologies utilized by Oracle Cloud support the broadest set of workloads, including media processing, machine learning, data analytics, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

The Challenge

Businesses are facing extraordinary demands as more devices become connected and new digital services are offered. Many of these services are being deployed in the Enterprise Data Center and Public Cloud. Choosing the right mix of cloud models means balancing the desire to embrace innovation and rapid experimentation with the need to secure and control critical assets and maintain SLAs with predictable performance while expediting time to market. Intel is a key catalyst of this transformation, helping advance solution maturity and ecosystem alignment for easy deployment of enterprise-ready solutions across the broadest range of software and hardware platforms today.

Enterprise business models are shifting from traditional services, such as IT infrastructure support, to a valuable business partner that brings new opportunities through cloud services. End users have become more sophisticated, requiring increased levels of services, while IT budgets remain flat to declining. We have reached a critical tipping point where Cloud First strategies are being implemented. Intel and Oracle Cloud are breaking down the borders of traditional business models and are looking to partner and collaborate with companies to address their growing needs.

Platform Connected: Cloud Services Optimized for Intel Architecture

For more than 25 years, Oracle and Intel have worked closely to bring innovative, reliable, scalable, and secure enterprise-class solutions to our customers. Oracle Cloud solutions are leading edge, with top-of-the-line, high-performance Intel Xeon processors that are optimized for enterprise workloads. Intel and Oracle collaborate to develop custom CPUs that offer a premium performance experience for enterprise customers, both on premises and in the cloud. Additionally, both companies work together to bring the highest value to our customers by optimizing complete solutions, including the latest 3D NAND SSDs, networking, and software stack.

Intel and Oracle recently announced Project Apollo, a joint program and lab that enables Intel and Oracle engineers to work together on cloud workloads in a scale-out data center environment. Our joint development focuses on optimizing performance and reliability for current and future cloud workloads, including Java as a service, database as a service, big data as a service, and software as a service. Project Apollo also includes next-generation technologies, with joint testing and development that will add additional value and agility to customer solutions.


Research1 shows that 80 percent of organizations expect to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy connecting their public and on-premises environments to achieve seamless portability of workload. It is very important for the on-premises environment to be exactly like the public cloud to achieve this. Oracle Cloud’s use of Intel Xeon processors and Intel Solid State Drives makes that possible today with Oracle Cloud at Customer. Oracle Cloud at Customer enables organizations to deploy and consume Oracle Cloud in their own data center. Technically and commercially, the solution mimics the public cloud and offers single-vendor accountability. Intel powers the underlying compute cloud and enables enterprise-grade security, scalability, and cloud economics. Cloud is not defined by a specific location or data center. It is not “that place on the other side of the public internet.” Cloud extends to the customer’s data center if required. Oracle Cloud powered by Intel Xeon has delivered on this vision.

Intel and Oracle Cloud are redefining and revolutionizing how businesses interact and understand data with business applications and tools to rapidly expand and create new services/business models.

1 Intel Analysis, 2015

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