By Beth O’Shea
Cloud is changing how people and businesses work forever. It’s creating new economies, disrupting existing categories, and it’s changing how we communicate and share information.
Some form of cloud makes sense for most enterprise-class organizations, which is why cloud adoption continues to grow so quickly across all industries and geographies. Cloud is transforming IT and presents a great opportunity for all of us.
But here’s the hard part: bringing cloud agility to the core of the enterprise application landscape. What’s essential is that your IT suppliers have a successful public cloud. Why? Because they need to architect their products to work both in your data center and the public cloud.
Let’s look at today’s cloud supplier landscape. There are three models of cloud available today:
When it comes to cloud, no one has the vertical integration that Oracle can offer today. The way we deliver cloud is unique. The beauty of Oracle’s model is its simplicity. We use the same standards and architectures in both our public and private cloud solutions. So what we deliver to you in your data center is exactly the same technology we use in the Oracle Cloud. This means you use the same skills to run it. You might say, “That makes sense. Why doesn’t everybody do that?” Well, think about the three models I mentioned above. If you only offer one model, you CAN’T.
Now, let’s talk about Oracle Database Appliance. If you’re not familiar with it, it's a completely integrated package of software, compute, networking, and storage that's been optimized and engineered to offer performance and scale for your Oracle Databases and applications
Not only is Oracle Database Appliance architected for the on-premise world, it’s also engineered for public cloud. This makes it perfect for our many customers who are looking to run hybrid environments—utilizing on-premise and public cloud environments. And because Oracle Database Appliance is already cloud-ready, right out of the box, it provides investment protection if you’re not ready for the cloud just yet.
There are three primary use cases for Oracle Database Appliance connecting to Oracle Cloud.
To learn more about Oracle Database Appliance and private cloud, listen to the Oracle Database Appliance and the Cloud – Part I webcast.
Beth is the campaign marketing manager for Oracle Database Appliance. Before joining Oracle, she was part of the Enterprise Business Group at Lenovo as a product marketing manager and social media leader. Prior to Lenovo, Beth held various brand marketing, communications, and sales enablement roles at IBM.