Berkeley Payments saves 30% of operating costs with Oracle
Payments-as-a-service provider Berkeley migrated to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to reduce costs while improving performance and security. Cites Oracle’s service as a key factor in their successful migration.
“What attracted us the most about OCI was both its competitive pricing compared to other, similar providers, and the technical support provided to Berkeley before, during, and after the migration.”
When platforms and applications want to embed financial service capabilities into their offerings, they turn to Berkeley. Whether it’s an insurance company that needs a way to pay out insurance claims, or a financial institution that requires a backend platform to run their bank, they turn to Berkeley. Berkeley is a payments innovator, offering companies the ability to issue credit cards and disburse money without leaving their brand’s ecosystem.
Berkeley wanted to migrate its 10-year-old, on-premises infrastructure to the cloud. That task would have been challenging enough, but Berkeley also needed payment card industry-level security.
Berkeley has been around the payments industry for over 10 years, and throughout this period, it had adopted many systems. The legacy on-premises environment that the company’s systems had been built on proved to be a bottleneck in its ability to scale securely with controlled costs. Berkeley looked for a cloud provider for the solution to this problem.
Being a payments provider, it was paramount that the organization choose a cloud infrastructure that would allow it to scale quickly, offer high security capabilities, and maintain a wide-reach—all at a reasonable cost. This is exactly what attracted Berkeley to Oracle Cloud. Oracle provided a very hands-on and dedicated team to aid in the migration, which proved to be a massive benefit to Berkeley’s development team. Oracle made the migration simple and easy. The expert team at Oracle quickly understood Berkeley’s business and its technical requirements, enabling it to lift-and-shift Berkeley’s environment to the Oracle Cloud.
Why Berkeley Payments Chose Oracle
The payments company evaluated various cloud providers on overall infrastructure, available services, ease of use, and security. But Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with OCI Functions won out on competitive pricing and technical support. Oracle’s support gave Berkeley the confidence that it was working with high-quality teams that cared.
By migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Berkeley saved 30% of its operating costs, including costs associated with software, hardware, licensing, and support.
Berkeley has been able to meet all of its compliance requirements, thanks to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Plus, Oracle Cloud helped Berkeley provide adequate bandwidth and increased security to staffers who are working remotely during the pandemic. As a result, Berkeley didn’t have to purchase higher-tier network gear, like many other companies have had to do during the pandemic.
Performance levels stayed the same or improved after migration for both Berkeley and its customers. Berkeley can now easily scale its services to corporate, banking, and government clients and provide above-average performance. Thanks to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s support team, Berkeley’s internal DevOps staff can now roll out services quickly and seamlessly.