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IT Innovation | May 1, 2019

The Four Pillars of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

By: Kyle York | VP of Product Strategy, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and GM, Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit

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Oracle understands the needs of businesses better than anyone. That understanding is reflected in the four pillars on which we built our second-generation cloud: enterprise expertise, price performance, security, and openness.

At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we provide pathways to the cloud that align with our customers' business requirements. Whether you already run Oracle's database and business applications or third-party workloads on premises, or you're evaluating deployment models for new applications, we can provide a path to the cloud that works for your organization. You don't need to throw out decades' worth of on-premises infrastructure investments.

Let's look at how the four pillars of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure support this approach.

Deep Enterprise Expertise

For over 40 years, Oracle has provided the database technologies, business applications, and infrastructure that enterprises need to succeed. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team includes many of the people who built first-generation public clouds, and they continue to build on those experiences to deliver new innovations and powerful cloud services such as Oracle Autonomous Database.

Oracle has also cultivated a large and robust partner ecosystem. Our partners—from independent software vendors and systems integrators to managed services providers—can assist customers with everything from IT support and training to cloud migration, security, and digital transformation.

Whether the goal is to migrate existing workloads, build new cloud native applications, or both, Oracle and its partners are ready to help you realize your organization's IT vision.

Outstanding Price Performance

Running enterprise workloads at scale can get expensive on other clouds. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers industry-leading price performance, with predictable pricing across all regions and services. Compared to other major cloud providers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure rates are:

  • Up to 52% less for virtual machine instances
  • Up to 79 times less for high-performance block storage
  • Up to 13 times less for internet data egress

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers simple rate structures that eliminate the cost surprises that can be associated with difficult-to-estimate usage elements such as data egress and storage performance. Additionally, our purchasing models are designed to meet various budgetary needs:

  • Pay as You Go: Provision cloud resources on demand with no upfront commitment and no service minimums. Pay only for what you use.
  • Universal Credits: A monthly commitment gives you discounted, predictable spending, and the flexibility to change products and data center regions.
  • Bring Your Own License: Bring existing Oracle licenses to the cloud with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Security-First Architecture

Our culture of security is evident in every aspect of the design, testing, and rollout of our infrastructure and applications. All technology and product decisions, network architecture, and certifications are focused on providing core-to-edge security.

Our security strategy uses customer isolation, data encryption, high availability, and other advanced features to protect data and prevent breaches. Additionally, Oracle employs some of the world’s foremost experts in information, database, application, infrastructure, and network security. Customers directly benefit from Oracle’s deep expertise and continuous investments in security.

A Commitment to Openness

With the strong shift to cloud native technologies and DevOps methodologies across businesses of all sizes, companies want an open cloud that offers flexibility and avoids lock-in. Oracle embraces open standards, so organizations can pursue the hybrid and multicloud strategies that make sense for them.

Oracle is a Platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which promotes open standards in cloud development. We embrace interoperable standards such as Terraform, Kubernetes, and Helm. And we have built software development kits for customers to use in hybrid and across multicloud deployments.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a complete and modern public cloud platform that features powerful compute and networking, and a comprehensive portfolio of leading-edge cloud products and services. We're ready to help you move your mission-critical workloads to the cloud.

VP of Product Strategy, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and GM, Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit

Kyle York is the vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the general manager for its Dyn Global Business Unit (GBU). York has been an executive with Dyn since 2008. During his years there he spearheaded company growth and corporate strategy, which led to its acquisition by Oracle in 2016. In his current role, York focuses on product strategy, market development and evangelism for Oracle’s cloud platform and is responsible for overall Dyn GBU operations.

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