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Cloud Accelerates with Urgency

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">New research &ndash; Cloud 2020: Cloud Accelerates with Urgency</span></i></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">This post was contributed by Fred Kost, Global VP Cross Platform, Security and Analytics</span></i></b></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">With COVID-19 impacting nearly every industry, businesses are finding cloud capabilities to be at the forefront of how they build, run, and adapt to global shifts from this pandemic. Many forward-looking organizations have already begun to standardize on a new generation of cloud services that position them for the future. As explained in a <u><span style="color:#0070c0">recent </span></u><a href="https://www.oracle.com/webfolder/s/assets/ebook/cloud-2020-report/index.html" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">Oracle research report</a><u><span style="color:#0070c0">, commissioned in collaboration with Longitude</span></u>, these <b>second-generation clouds</b> are intelligent, self-governing, and powered by AI and machine learning (ML) technology. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Second-generation clouds build on the capabilities of first-generation clouds, such as pay-as-you-go pricing and instant elasticity. They have been architected to accommodate a new set of cloud native applications and most importantly offer autonomous capabilities.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Oracle&rsquo;s second-generation cloud can run all your workloads while giving you cloud native options for everything from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, AI and blockchain. Each layer of the cloud technology stack&mdash;compute, network, storage, database, and apps&mdash;has been engineered for the cloud and designed to meet the needs of mission-critical applications. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">How important is this to today&rsquo;s organizations? To find out, Longitude surveyed 1,150 senior executives whose firms are at various stages of cloud implementations. The report analysis reflected four key advantages that are motivating organizations to adopt a next generation cloud.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Autonomous Operations</span></b></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">According to the survey, &ldquo;cloud leaders&rdquo;&mdash;organizations that consider cloud native as a core part of their strategy&mdash;are more than twice as likely to use autonomous technologies and nearly four times as likely to use AI and ML. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Oracle&rsquo;s second-generation cloud is the only one built to run the first and only Autonomous Database. Built with machine learning capabilities, Oracle Autonomous Database automates tasks related to the configuration, tuning, scaling, and patching. It dramatically lowers the cost of running a system, while increasing data security and reliability.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Automated Security</span></b></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Once seen as an inhibitor to cloud deployments, security has now become a compelling reason to move to second-generation cloud as a way to exert greater control over your data and systems. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Oracle&rsquo;s cloud security philosophy is simple: focus on your most valuable asset&mdash;your data&mdash;and build a security strategy that protects data at its source. Oracle&rsquo;s always-on full encryption, self-securing and self-repairing capabilities help cybersecurity professionals stay ahead of external attacks.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Serverless and Elastic &ndash; Only Pay for What You Use</span></b></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">According to Longitude&rsquo;s research into cloud usage patterns, the share of applications developed in the cloud is set to double by 2025. Cloud-native strategies have already taken hold at almost a quarter of the firms that participated in the survey, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. To maximize cloud-native deployments, Oracle&rsquo;s second-generation cloud has been architected to take advantage of the innate scalability of serverless computing. Oracle Cloud is not only serverless, but elastic. If you need to scale from two cores to twenty cores, you can do it instantaneously, while your database and information systems are still running. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Next Generation of Cloud - Enabling the Autonomous Enterprise</span></b></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">Cloud adoption rates are continuing to accelerate as the global pandemic has shifted how organizations adopt new ways of working - collaborating, and keeping their businesses up and running. I</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">ntelligent automated systems are quickly taking hold in many industries, driving shifts in systems design, logistics, manufacturing, infrastructure, and more. It&rsquo;s providing more-productive ways to develop applications, gain predictive insights, and bring new revenue-producing services to market. With Oracle Autonomous capabilities and systems - we&rsquo;re enabling a generational shift in technology where the systems are more secure, data loss is preventable, risk is reduced, and labor costs are eliminated.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">To learn more, read the <a href="https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/cloud/the-value-of-a-second-generation-cloud-longitude.pdf" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">Oracle iPaper</a> that highlights our take on the Longitude findings, and download the <a href="https://www.oracle.com/webfolder/s/assets/ebook/cloud-2020-report/index.html" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">complete report</a> to see how leading companies are transforming their businesses. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif">To learn how you can benefit from Oracle Cloud, visit Oracle.com/cloud, and follow us on Twitter @OracleCloud.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

New research – Cloud 2020: Cloud Accelerates with Urgency This post was contributed by Fred Kost, Global VP Cross Platform, Security and Analytics With COVID-19 impacting nearly every industry,...

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Five Reasons to Move to Oracle Cloud

<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Cloud technology is rapidly evolving, with new capabilities being brought to market every day. It&rsquo;s no longer a question of whether or not you should move to the cloud, but rather what cloud innovations best suit your business needs. If you&rsquo;re thinking about moving your business to </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/what-is-oracle-cloud-platform.html"><span style="color:#0563c1">Oracle Cloud</span></a><span style="color:#404040"> but are unsure of what&rsquo;s available to you, here are some of the top benefits:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">1. Next-generation cloud and on-premises Infrastructure</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Oracle&rsquo;s next-generation cloud is built from the foundation of our first-generation cloud infrastructure, while delivering an intelligent and self-governing solution to enable the most complex and demanding workloads. It provides&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/economics/"><span style="color:#0563c1">high performance compute and network performance</span></a><span style="color:#404040">&nbsp;using the latest generation of hardware for maximum performance. In addition, it offers real-time elastic scalability for cloud native and enterprise application workloads by combining Oracle&#39;s autonomous services and integrated security. And, it&rsquo;s available both in the public cloud and your&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/cloud-at-customer/"><span style="color:#0563c1">data centers.</span></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">2. Autonomous operations</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Oracle&rsquo;s next-generation cloud is built to run the world&rsquo;s only autonomous database with autonomous services that enable new efficiencies across </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/database/what-is-data-management/"><span style="color:#0563c1">data management</span></a> <span style="color:#404040">for better performance, security, and lower costs. The Oracle Autonomous Database runs natively on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure while providing workload-optimized cloud services for transaction processing and data warehousing.&nbsp;With the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://oracle.com/database"><span style="color:#0563c1">Autonomous Database</span></a><span style="color:#404040">, it manages tasks such as provisioning, configuring, tuning, scaling, patching, and encrypting of databases. The self-driving system reduces manual tasks and errors, while dramatically increasing system reliability and operational efficiency.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Learn how&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/customers/siemens-mobility.html"><span style="color:#0563c1">Siemens Mobility</span></a><span style="color:#404040">&nbsp;reduce costs by 90% compared to on-premises options.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">3. Choice of deployment</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Deploy your cloud applications and databases with a choice of public cloud or on-premises with&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/cloud-at-customer/"><span style="color:#0563c1">Oracle Cloud@Customer</span></a><span style="color:#404040">. Oracle is the only cloud provider that gives you the ability to run all our public cloud infrastructure services, including Autonomous Database, Autonomous Linux, and Autonomous Data Guard, as well as Oracle Fusion SaaS applications in your data center and behind your firewall.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">4.&nbsp;Optimized for Oracle workloads</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">We offer unique features and tools to help you migrate and run Oracle&rsquo;s databases and business apps more efficiently. With minimal changes required, it reduces the cost and time to migrate to cloud. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a diverse services for migration, provisioning, and management for key Oracle apps including Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and JD Edwards. Specifically, for Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure optimizes analytics and transaction processing workloads. It&rsquo;s purpose-built to run machine learning workloads and deliver AI-based insights. And, it enables customers to connect multiple data sources and bring together key data to support informed business decisions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">5. Better price-performance</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers higher performance, consistently lower costs, and easier cloud migrations for your existing on-premises application. We offer a wide range of services, from bare metal, to virtual machines, to completely flexible instances, while guaranteeing both predictable performance and customer isolation. With our flexible instances, you can build your solution just how you need it &ndash; choose the specific number of cores and amount of memory you need without having to fit into predefined shapes. See how we&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/economics/"><span style="color:#0563c1">compare against AWS for a range of popular workloads</span></a><span style="color:#404040">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">Try Oracle Cloud</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#404040">To discover more reasons to move to Oracle Cloud, read our e-book&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Oracle Sans&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/oracle-cloud-infrastructure-ten-reasons.pdf"><span style="color:#0563c1">here</span></a><span style="color:#404040">. Or, see the difference by signing up for the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/?source=:ow:o:s:po:0917CloudSEEDIF&amp;intcmp=:ow:o:s:po:0917CloudSEEDIF"><span style="color:#0563c1">Oracle Cloud Free Tier.</span></a><span style="color:#404040">&nbsp;You can also learn about the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.oracle.com/cloud/pricing.html"><span style="color:#0563c1">flexible pricing options</span></a><span style="color:#404040">&nbsp;or contact your </span><a href="https://www.oracle.com/corporate/contact/global.html"><span style="color:#0563c1">Oracle account team</span></a><span style="color:#404040">.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px">&nbsp;</p>

Cloud technology is rapidly evolving, with new capabilities being brought to market every day. It’s no longer a question of whether or not you should move to the cloud, but rather what cloud...