These days, talking to IT leaders about cloud is eerily like talking about retirement. Even though it might not be here yet, you know it's coming soon—and investing for the future is prudent. The reality is that there still remains a sizable subset of database-oriented applications that won't be leaving the data center anytime soon. Maybe it's latency concerns. Or regulatory compliance. Or just a general unwillingness to let the family jewels go elsewhere.
More often than not, the database behind the applications in question is an Oracle database.
Which puts Oracle in a privileged position to answer a hard question for our customers: for those important applications, how do you move closer to the benefits of a cloud model—without going to a public cloud? And that's the idea behind Oracle's cloud-ready infrastructure.
I recently wrote a more detailed blog about what a cloud-ready infrastructure means that you can read at your leisure. In the meantime, here are the big things to remember if your organization isn’t in a position to change its current operational model.
The underlying message with Oracle’s cloud-ready infrastructure is simple: optimize for today, plan for tomorrow. Especially for those workloads that can't move to a public cloud yet.