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4 Pillars of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

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Kyle York, Vice President of Product Strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and General Manager of the Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit, recently explained the four core pillars on which Oracle built the Generation 2 Cloud. The four pillars of the second generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) are:

  • Deep enterprise expertise
  • Outstanding price performance
  • Security-first architecture
  • A commitment to openness

The goal of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is to provide pathways to the Cloud that align with the business requirements of customers. No matter your current situation, there is a path to Cloud that suits your needs. In addition to the key benefits of Oracle Cloud Generation 2, the four core pillars of OCI can help you find and follow that path.

1. Deep Enterprise Expertise

The OCI team includes many of the same people who built the first-generation public clouds. This group continues to build upon its deep expertise as new innovations and powerful Cloud services like Oracle Autonomous Database or created and delivered. Over the years, Oracle has also cultivated a large and robust partner ecosystem that can assist customers with IT support, training resources, Cloud migration assistance, security, digital transformation, etc. Whether your goal is to migrate your existing workloads, build new Cloud native applications, or both, Oracle and its partners have the expertise to help you achieve it.

2. Outstanding Price Performance

Running enterprise workloads at scale can get expensive, but Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers several options for purchasing models that 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.

Compared to other major Cloud providers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure rates are up to 52 percent less for virtual machine instances. The rates are also 79 times less for high-performance block storage and up to 13 times less for Internet data egress. These simple rates can help eliminate cost surprises that can be associated with difficult-to-estimate usage elements such as data egress and storage performance.

3. Security-First Architecture

All Oracle technology and product decisions, network architecture, and certifications have a focus on providing core-to-edge security. The culture of security can be seen in all aspects of design, testing, and rollout of Oracle infrastructure and applications.

Oracle’s security strategy uses customer isolation, data encryption, high availability, and other advanced features to protect data and prevent breaches. Kyle explained that Oracle employs some of the world’s foremost experts in information, database, application, infrastructure, and network security. This ties back to the deep expertise that Oracle works to continuously grow.

4. A Commitment to Openness

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

Oracle works to promote open standards in Cloud development through its partnership with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and it embraces interoperable standards like Terraform, Kubernetes, and Helm. Oracle has even built software development kits for customers to use in hybrid and across multi-Cloud deployments.

Oracle developed OCI as a complete and modern public cloud platform that features powerful compute and networking and a comprehensive portfolio of leading-edge Cloud products and services. Oracle is ready to help customers move mission-critical workloads to the Cloud today.

For more information, check out the Oracle blog and additional Quest resources attached below.