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Why customers are choosing OCI

Oracle Cloud is the first public cloud built from the ground up to be a better cloud for every application. By rethinking core engineering and systems design for cloud computing, we created innovations that solve problems that customers have with existing public clouds. We accelerate migrations of existing enterprise workloads, deliver better reliability and performance for all applications, and offer the complete services customers need to build innovative cloud applications. There are six key reasons customers are choosing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for all their cloud workloads.

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1. Far easier to migrate critical enterprise workloads

Many enterprise applications are challenging to move to the cloud, as most hyperscale cloud providers were architected on a virtual machine model with resources shared through the compute hypervisor and oversubscribed networks. This older cloud computing architecture makes it difficult for enterprise applications to run at the expected levels of performance and availability without typically significant modification, which adds complexity and risk. Enterprise applications and other performance-sensitive on-premises applications were designed to run best on: scale-up architectures for resource scaling (not scale-out); ultra-low latency networks; persistent connections to relational databases; and clustering of resources for availability. OCI was designed with key cloud technologies to address the requirements of enterprise applications.

Customer success with enterprise cloud migrations

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Mazda

Moved their inventory management system to OCI without any application changes. Reduced costs by 50%.

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Alliance Data Systems

Migrated their HCM and financial planning, along with 60 TB of key data to OCI. Performance increased by 25% and costs were reduced by 40%.

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7-Eleven

Moved core ERP and back-office applications to OCI in 13 weeks. Only OCI could meet database scalability and resiliency requirements.

2. Everything you need to build modern cloud native applications

While OCI is designed to be better for enterprise applications, the same innovations in networking, compute, and storage make cloud native applications more performant, resilient, and scalable. OCI has the broad cloud services and partner ecosystem you need to build production cloud native apps.


OCI is designed to be a better cloud for your entire development toolchain with support for cloud services from an array of partnerships.

3. Autonomous services automatically secure, tune, and scale your apps

Autonomous services are designed to automate the patching and performance tuning of the operating system and the database. Misconfiguration and poor optimization can rob an application of its performance, and misapplied security patches can introduce vulnerabilities into the system. Autonomous services are designed to reduce risk and cost of human error by:



Automating provisioning of new databases and compute instances


Automating configuration of user access


Automating encryption of services


Automating online patching and updating


Automating resource scaling as demand changes


Automating performance tuning

Oracle Autonomous Services

Oracle applies this automation, and additional workload-specific optimization, with the Autonomous Database across key database use cases including data warehousing, transaction processing, and document databases. Oracle also fully automates the operating system with Autonomous Linux, which automatically performs patches and updates while the system is running, ensuring 99.995% availability.

Customers who rely on autonomous services

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Aon

Integrated sales and marketing data in Autonomous Data Warehouse. Experienced 50X to 60X faster query performance than on-premises, better security, and saved 15 hours of weekly admin time.

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Lyft

Consolidated 30 financial and operational systems into a new financial data warehouse that provides a single source of truth. Autoscaling provides performance for peak fiscal reporting periods and flexible costs.

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Siemens

Moved a complex project information and management system to the cloud in just two weeks. Improved performance and realized up to 90% cost and time savings compared to on-premises.

4. Oracle Cloud provides the most support for hybrid cloud strategies

We designed the architecture of Oracle Cloud to support a wide range of deployment options for customers. Customers can run an entire OCI region from within their data center, move entire on-premises VMware environments to public cloud regions, or deliver OCI services like Exadata and Roving Edge right to the site of the work needed. Oracle also has a unique interconnection with Microsoft Azure to provide low-latency, unified identity, multicloud services in eight regions around the world. Whether customers have already chosen a primary cloud provider, or are earlier in their cloud adoption, they can modernize their business with the control, performance, and value of OCI's range of hybrid choices.

Customers’ success with hybrid cloud strategies

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NRI

Moved its mission-critical SaaS applications to a Dedicated Region, which are used by nearly 70% of the capital markets firms in Japan. They increased both cost and operational efficiency compared to its on-premises deployment.

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Entel

Moved its business applications and VMware workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. They cut infrastructure costs by 50% compared to on-premises and reduced administration and monitoring efforts by 90%.

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Tim Brasil

Tim Brasil will migrate 7,000 servers, 35,000 cores, 1,200 databases, and 15 petabytes of storage. Core billing, CRM, custom DB applications, and VMware will move to OCI. The Oracle–Azure Interconnect will provide 40 Gbps, federated identity, and a 99.95% SLA.

5. Our approach to security—built in, on by default, at no extra charge

When building the next-generation cloud, we didn’t just improve the architecture, but also improved key attributes such as security. In most public clouds, apps are built, then as they become larger and more functional, security is bolted on to the application and the services that run it. Every application you want to secure requires a host of different services, often with different pricing per service. At OCI, we’ve designed security into the core experience from the start of your application build or migration, and we’ve made most of our security tooling free as part of your environment.


Oracle Cloud compliance

Oracle has an extensive cloud compliance program designed to help customers operate globally in a complex and rapidly changing business and regulatory environment. Oracle manages more than 80 global, regional, and industry-specific programs to provide third-party attestations like SOC, ISO, HIPAA, and FedRAMP, and advisories for standards like GxP, NIST, GDPR and FISC. Data privacy regulations vary from region to region, and OCI actively maintains programs to comply with standards such as PCI-DSS. OCI further protects privacy by providing services that are region-specific by default, with additional privacy features, as well as published data processing standards and regular reporting of law enforcement requests.

6. OCI offers superior price-performance

In designing Oracle Cloud, we wanted a cloud that performed better for every application, but also had better price-performance. To do this, we made our pricing globally consistent, where the cost for a compute or storage service is consistently low across all regions to simplify adoption. We made our pricing competitive without requiring customers to make significant, multiyear commitments. We designed core cloud capabilities, such as security and container management, to be included in the cost of compute, not as an add-on charge. We built better performing networks, but also priced the movement of data out of the cloud in recognition of how our customers are building multicloud networks to serve their customers.

Beyond service pricing, we're continually making it easier to work with Oracle Cloud. We've backed our services with the most comprehensive SLAs, where we financially guarantee not only availability, but also the performance of our network and storage services as well as your ability to manage services through APIs at all times. To simplify migration, we include the design, planning, and migration of your workloads into the cloud at no extra cost, through our Cloud Lift program. Finally, we can reduce your software license support costs by 25 to 33 percent as you scale your OCI usage through Oracle Support Rewards.

The benefits add up. Let’s say you're moving a custom application to OCI. You can opt for lower Bring Your Own License pricing for Oracle Database in the cloud, get no-cost engineering support to move your application, and reduce your overall costs through volume OCI discounts and by earning Support Rewards.

Customers choose OCI for performance and cost advantages

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Cisco

Runs security SaaS product on OCI to monitor thousands of workloads per customer. They’re getting 60X better performance and 90% lower costs.

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8x8

Provides scaled cloud-based web conferencing to 20 million monthly active users. They saved 80% on networking by moving to OCI, and improved performance by 20%.

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State of Texas

Expects to reduce costs by 50% for its statewide ERP that supports 150,000 employees.

 

OCI: A complete cloud infrastructure platform for every workload

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has all the services you need to migrate, build, and run all your IT, from existing enterprise workloads to new cloud native applications and data platforms.

Developer Services

Developer Services

Build, deploy, and manage modern cloud applications using developer-friendly tools and services.

Containers and Functions

Containers and Functions

Deploy microservices applications on high-performance, managed, open source Docker, Kubernetes, and Fn Functions services.

Application Integration

Application Integration Services

Integrate SaaS, cloud, and on-premises workloads with prebuilt or custom connectivity. Make all your data more accessible with APIs.

Analytics and BI

Analytics and BI

Gain comprehensive business intelligence with augmented analytics to help your organization grow through unique insights.

Machine Learning and AI

Machine Learning and AI

Easily add intelligence to your applications and workloads with prebuilt perception and decision models and out-of-the-box chatbots, or build and train your own models with our data science services.

Data Lakehouse

Data Lakehouse

Gain new insights across all of your data with our comprehensive platform of managed Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, and Kafka-compatible services, combined with best-in-class data warehouse and data management services.

Compute

Compute

Secure and elastic compute capacity in the cloud that ranges from flexible virtual machines (Flex VMs) and high-performance bare metal servers to HPC and GPUs.

Storage

Storage

Address key use cases with on-demand local, object, file, block, and archive storage.

Networking

Networking

Connect securely to a customizable, isolated virtual cloud network (VCN) as the heart of your cloud deployment. Move data at 25% of the cost of other cloud providers.

Oracle Databases

Oracle Databases

Run cost-optimized, high-performance, and autonomous versions of Oracle Database, the world's leading converged, multimodel database management system in the cloud.

Open Source Databases

Open Source Databases

Run production-grade applications on our managed MySQL service, with the best price-performance. Speed analytics by orders of magnitude with the only MySQL-integrated, in-memory query accelerator.

Security, Observability and Management, Compliance

Security, Observability and Management, Compliance

Protect your most valuable data in the cloud with Oracle’s security-first approach and comprehensive compliance programs. Oracle provides visibility and machine-learning–driven insights to ease management across all layers of the stack deployed on any technology, anywhere.

Global Cloud Datacenter Infrastructure
30 Commercial and Government Regions | Cloud@Customer | Dedicated Regions | Edge Devices

Global Cloud Datacenter Infrastructure

Global, secure, high-performance environments to move, build, and run all your workloads. Hybrid and edge offerings provide specialized deployment, disconnected and intermittently connected operation, low latency and high performance, as well as data locality and security.

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    • 2 Autonomous Databases, 20 GB each
    • Compute VMs
    • 100 GB block volume
    • 10 GB object storage

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