With all the hype around cloud computing, it can be difficult to determine whether moving to the cloud would be an improvement for your business. With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, businesses can take advantage of the convenience and scalability of cloud computing without sacrificing control and security, ultimately giving them more time to focus on what matters most to their businesses and end users. With this in mind, here are ten reasons why you should adopt Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as soon as possible!
1) Quick and Easy Implementation
One of Oracle’s primary differentiators is how easy it is to get started and how quickly an enterprise can benefit from its cloud. Any application that has been built on Linux or on VMware can be deployed in minutes. With no additional cost, customers can instantly see performance improvements across their apps and infrastructure, as well as gain centralized governance over all their workloads. The next step in an enterprise’s journey to adopting a public cloud should be managed by Oracle’s robust platform capabilities. It makes migration simple with seamless integration between legacy systems and modern tools like Oracle Database, Java and WebLogic Server. Plus, with streamlined management of physical and virtual resources through unified dashboards and self-service portals, enterprises can move confidently into their new hybrid cloud environment without disrupting business operations.
2) Built-In Security & Automation
A key differentiator of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is its built-in security and automation, which automates and simplifies a number of common IT tasks. This means you can focus on innovating rather than maintaining your cloud. It’s also designed to be compliant with leading standards like ISO 27001, SOC 2, PCI DSS and HIPAA. Add to that rapid deployment features that optimize costs and support popular languages, frameworks and tools and it becomes clear why thousands of customers have adopted Oracle’s cloud services. The next step? Decide what type of infrastructure best fits your business goals and get started.
3) Support for Multiple Architectures
Whether you’re moving from Windows or Linux to Oracle Linux, Solaris or another open source platform, Oracle offers tools to help make your migration seamless. The same is true for other applications that you might run in your datacenter. For example, if you currently have a Salesforce installation running on-premises but want to leverage it more seamlessly with your Salesforce cloud instance, there are plenty of ways to accomplish that without an intermediary data center. Similarly, if you want to move off IBM DB2 and onto Oracle Database, there’s an easy way to do that too. If anything about your existing infrastructure needs changing before you can adopt public cloud services, Oracle has a solution for that too.
4) Great Analytics Tools
How many times have you gone to do something in your organization and found that you don’t have all of the information you need? That is no longer a problem with Oracle Cloud. It features sophisticated analytics tools like that allow you to sort, filter, drill down, visualize and combine data from multiple sources. This feature allows you to quickly get at answers and metrics to optimize business processes. If they were using an on-premise system, they would not be able to use these capabilities. These tools help companies make better decisions by providing more complete insights into their operations. They also make it easier for businesses to work together because everyone has access to a single version of the truth across their organization. Additionally, Oracle offers analytical applications as part of its suite so customers can find answers when they need them without having to create complex custom reports or spend time mashing up data sets manually.
5) Oracle’s Commitment to open source innovation
Despite being a major competitor in the space, Oracle has open-sourced many of its software tools, including some from Java and MySQL. This highlights how committed they are to working with third-party software that doesn’t directly benefit them. The value of hybrid cloud: Hybrid cloud is an increasingly popular option for businesses looking to reduce costs while maintaining control over their data. The hybrid approach allows companies to keep certain workloads on premises (for example, those that require more security or reliability) while moving others into private or public clouds. This is an ideal solution for enterprises looking to reap benefits of cloud computing without sacrificing control over their data or other concerns about security and compliance.
6) Reduced Costs
The pay-as-you-go cost model means that you only have to use what you need and not waste time or money on systems that are underutilized. In addition, when scaling out, you pay for what you scale up so your costs grow in tandem with your business. This is a huge benefit if you don’t want to get stuck paying for capacity that sits idle while waiting for your next surge in demand. For example, one customer reported a drop of 80% in infrastructure costs using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compared to their previous cloud solution.
Another key feature of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is that it automatically patches your instances and protects them from vulnerabilities as soon as they become available—something traditional providers may charge extra for.
7) Hybrid Cloud Services
Hybrid cloud is emerging as a new option for enterprises looking to leverage both public and private clouds. Oracle offers two hybrid cloud service offerings: Oracle Hybrid Cloud Service and Oracle Virtual Compute Cloud Service, which can be used together or separately to easily transition workloads between public and private clouds. Both of these services offer a full suite of cloud computing resources, including compute, storage, networking, development tools and automation capabilities. The service also automatically generates alerts that notify administrators when potential issues arise or when unauthorized access occurs. Additionally, it provides single sign-on capability with Oracle Identity Management Cloud Service. This allows users to log in once and have their identity follow them across all applications within Oracle’s cloud environment. Administrators can also set policies based on user roles within an organization to ensure security and compliance across all applications in use within their enterprise.
8) Future Growth Possibilities
One benefit of moving to Oracle Cloud is that your business can grow as much or as little as you want. Because it’s built on an open, standards-based architecture, Oracle Cloud makes it easy to quickly and seamlessly scale resources—adding more machines, more storage or processing power—without investing in additional hardware. Your development team will be able to program against a standardized API set so that your applications remain independent from underlying cloud infrastructure. And because it’s fully managed by Oracle, there are no maintenance tasks for you to perform. All of these factors make scaling up your business easier than ever before.
9) Predictive Capabilities
When used in conjunction with IT infrastructure, predictive capabilities can help prevent problems before they occur. For example, with autonomous patching (Proactive Platform), we automatically monitor your systems and applications to discover critical software vulnerabilities. We then fix them by applying patches from our comprehensive database of patches, OS upgrades, and product updates. In addition to being proactive about maintaining your technology, you’ll also enjoy peace of mind knowing that we are actively helping you stay ahead of any potential issues. Auto-scaling: Auto-scaling allows for quick deployment and resource provisioning when needed, which helps maintain business continuity. With self-healing at its core, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure continuously monitors your environment for outages or anomalies. Once an issue is detected, it fixes itself so you don’t have to spend time on maintenance tasks.
10) Intelligent Alerts & Notifications
Receive all alerts and notifications in real time, eliminating routine maintenance. No more sifting through log files to find out if there’s a critical failure or breach. When an event occurs, you’ll know about it immediately and can take action—or not—on your terms. With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you don’t have to worry about missed alerts anymore. Automated Patching: With automated patching, you no longer have to manually update your software on each server. It happens automatically when new patches are released by Oracle, so you can rest easy knowing that all of your servers are protected from threats like Heartbleed and Shellshock as soon as they become available.
Moving your business to Oracle’s cloud is an easy way to solve all of these problems. With modernized IT infrastructure and a wide range of integrated services, you can build software that’s cost-effective and agile. And, with built-in security features like encryption, authentication, multifactor authentication and two-factor authentication, you can easily protect your business from threats. The bottom line: Investing in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a great way to get started on your enterprise transformation journey.