The current change in the economic landscape is forcing organizations to reorganize its IT operations with lesser resources. Cloud computing emerged for infrastructure as a service model which eliminated the need for deploying costly hardware and spending in managing it in addition to handling issues of end of support which meant more investments to be pumped in.
There are several cloud computing providers currently available in the market such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, IBM cloud, Microsoft Azure cloud, Alibaba cloud and Oracle cloud. Now which one to select in these is a tough question for organizations to resolve. In this article we will explore the top ten reasons for adoption of Oracle cloud.
Oracle Cloud Adoption: Key Considerations
Oracle is 2nd Generation Cloud
Oracle cloud infrastructure offers architecture and tools to help enterprises to move from on premises to cloud computing infrastructure. It has industry leading scalability and availability with back-to-back SLAs. It supports emerging technologies like Artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of things (IoT), blockchain and human interfaces.
Oracle cloud customers can test these technologies in sandbox before implementing them in production for mission critical applications, creation of new business models and value. Oracle cloud handles 1st generation cloud common issues such as large financial systems, government workloads, data intensive applications etc. Oracle delivers IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services as part of its second-generation cloud offering.
Support for Long Term Plans
The Oracle cloud infrastructure provides core to edge security, performance predictability, and governance required to support performance intensive workloads. Oracle cloud supports compute, storage, database, networking, and platform services to deliver robust business outcome for 2.5* data centre requirements.
Capability to Optimize Performance
Oracle IaaS offering has a diverse range of capabilities from the suite of bare metal services to remote direct memory access (RDMA) for computing clusters. Oracle cloud infrastructure supports Oracle autonomous data warehouse and Oracle autonomous transaction processing.
Autonomous workloads run on lowest latency infrastructure with high availability, resiliency with consistent performance. Autonomous repairing facilities ensure data remains healthy and users always have access to the last known reliable version.
Support for Defence in Depth
Security is a key design principle within Oracle cloud infrastructure. Core to edge protection like customer isolation, data security, internal threat detection, and highly automated remediation of threats. Isolation of compute and network resources ensure personal data and traffic (Data in transit) are safe.
Separation of code, data and resources from management systems help to prevent attackers from stealing or spoiling the integrity of data over cloud. Layered protection with DDoS, built in firewalls, encryption enables proactive detection and prevention of potential attacks.
Oracle Workload Optimization
Oracle cloud infrastructure supports tools for migration and running oracle databases and business applications efficiently. Minimal changes are needed to move Oracle applications, reduction in costs and length of migration onto cloud.
Oracle databases can scale upto 40 terabytes of capacity and millions of input/output operations per second per instance. Oracle offers the industry largest amount of local, all flash non-volatile memory express (NVMe) storage (Up to 51.2 TB per instance). Oracle Exadata enables customers to run partial or full-rack Exadata form factors in the same enhanced regions.
Comprehensive support for Application Development
Oracle innovates at a very rapid pace and provides an open, standard based, fully integrated application development platform which allows to build, deploy, and manage modern, API and mobile first cloud applications in a cost-effective manner.
Maximize Price and Performance
It offers best in price and performance available in the market. Workloads deployed on Oracle cloud infrastructure which require few compute servers and block storage volumes – lowering cost of delivering optimized workload performance. Oracle has no blocking architecture to support low latency networks.
Oracle Cloud outperforms AWS Cloud
Oracle cloud offers low-cost optimal performance as AWS does not offer Oracle RAC, Oracle Autonomous data warehouse, Oracle Autonomous transaction processing, and Amazon Aurora locks customers into AWS whereas Oracle is flexible for multi-vendor environments.
Support for SMB growth
Small and medium business segments are well supported under Oracle cloud infrastructure with traditional and modern tools for developers and mission critical applications /workloads, which is supported by back-to-back SLAs.
Oracle & Microsoft provide a connected cloud
The cloud interoperability partnership between Oracle and Microsoft to support both line of business and mission critical applications. It offers an autonomous database, and best of Microsoft Azure with interoperability which is seamless. It offers cross cloud interconnect, integrated cloud services, collaborative support model and flexibility for application deployment.