Oracle is ready to address all your Cloud adoption concerns
Every time someone brings up the ‘Cloud,’ does your mind rush towards all the things that might go wrong - security, control over critical business applications, customization and extensions, latency, compliance impact on how you manage it? Yes, then you might have ‘Cloudophobia’ - a rather prevalent condition where someone is not ready to overcome the inertia associated with on-premise legacy world they are used to.
On a more serious note, cloud is no more a luxury that big corporations want to indulge in nor is it the necessity for small organizations unable to cough up millions for an on premise solution; it is the future for each one of us! From the online clothing store application on your smart phone to Netflix, everything is now being provisioned through the cloud. It is thus, the need of the hour to understand how cloud technology works and delve deeper to explore its application in your business or a particular use case. As a 30 second rule - whenever you take up a new IT project/assignment, ask cyourselves “Can I do this on Cloud?”
Oracle has been extremely active in the Cloud space. Critics would suggest that Oracle is a late entrant and has lost its competitive edge but one needs to look at its portfolio of offerings to realize that this might not necessarily be true. Oracle has the most comprehensive catalog of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS & DaaS offerings that can be leveraged to establish a stable cloud ecosystem for you applications to thrive in.
A lot of CIOs are especially worried about data privacy and compliance issues that are especially prevalent in the Telecom and Financial services space. Oracle uses its 12c Multitenant Database as the base for its Cloud services. Also broad set of capabilities which are all engineered to work together makes Oracle cloud much more secured. The striking feature of this technology is that it is architected appropriately to partition data and safeguard it against both external and internal threats. On the other hand, competitor Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in most cases have a single database where your data is stored. So essentially, you are sharing a database with other customers. Oracle provides every instance as a separate VM which increases the security manifold without compromising on performance.
Latency is also a concern that is not unheard of. Managers are concerned that accessing their application data over the internet would cause an undeniable lag and would slow them down. This is more relevant as we have various scenarios where SaaS to SaaS applications to be integrated and SaaS to On-premise application to be integrated to address the need of Oracle surrounding applications. To tackle that, Oracle has come up with another one of its revolutionary solution - The Oracle Cloud Machine. It is an on-premises Oracle Public Cloud Platform that is 100% compatible with Oracle Public Cloud. Announced in October 2015, this machine has grabbed a lot of eyeballs as it opens a whole new world of possibilities for customers who can’t move their data outside the country to a datacenter hosting the public cloud elsewhere. This will address both compliance and latency challenges.
Oracle has PaaS for SaaS offering which can be leveraged to extend and modernizes the SaaS applications and bolt-on to on-premise applications. This will address the customization needs of SaaS applications.
If you’r still wondering if Oracle Cloud is the right way to go, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be glad to discuss all possible options with you.