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In the ever-evolving landscape of cloud technologies, businesses seek reliable partners to navigate the complexities and harness the full potential of cloud solutions. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) stands out as a robust solution, offering unparalleled performance, security, and flexibility. To delve deeper into the benefits of OCI and the value it brings to businesses, Scott Whitley, VP of Sales at Centroid, and Brent Skillings, Director of Solution Architecture at Centroid sat down for our latest podcast episode: ProfitCast: Mastering Game-Changing Cloud Solutions for Growth & Bottom Line!

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Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Solutions

In today’s digital era, agility and scalability are paramount for businesses aiming to stay competitive. Cloud solutions provide the foundation for innovation and growth, offering a wide array of services tailored to diverse business needs. As the cloud market continues to expand, businesses must choose the right platform and partner to unlock the full potential of cloud computing.

“There’s so many clouds to choose from…you’re talking about technologies that have to be flexible, capable of doing a lot of things, integrating, handling security, quickly provisioning, deprovisioning…all of these just kind of add up to what you see with OCI.”

Brent Skillings, Director of Solution Architecture at Centroid

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: A Game-Changer

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure emerges as a game-changer in the cloud ecosystem, offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to meet the demands of modern enterprises. From compute and storage to networking and security, OCI provides a robust foundation for building and scaling applications with ease.

“It’s not just the standard compute, storage, network that OCI brings now. You’re talking about getting into new services, edge services, data lake services. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, those things are becoming more and more prevalent…These are fantastic tenets of OCI, and it makes it where, again, why wouldn’t you do that, right?”

Brent Skillings, Director of Solution Architecture at Centroid

Unlocking Financial Benefits with OCI

“With the economic times, doing more with less is really important. A lot of CIOs and CFOs are coming to us and saying, ‘Hey, I have to cut staff or I have to cut budget, so how do I do this because I definitely don’t want to cut staff, right?’ And the number one player right now is OCI.”

Scott Whitley, VP of Sales at Centroid

One of the distinctive features of OCI is its transparent pricing model, which offers significant cost savings for businesses. With standard discounting processes and a wide range of included services, OCI ensures that businesses get the most value out of their cloud investments. 

“We’re seeing reductions ranging from 20% to 30% to 40%, depending on the cloud you’re coming from or even on-premises.”

Scott Whitley, VP of Sales at Centroid

Empowering Businesses with Procurement Excellence

Centroid’s Oracle Procurement Office services add another layer of value, simplifying the procurement process for businesses. By managing negotiations, procurement, and technology integration on behalf of the customer, Centroid ensures a seamless experience, allowing businesses to focus on their core objectives. 

“The Oracle Procurement Office, which is a service that we sell and is led by our teams, is where we go through and analyze and support your contracting with Oracle, whether that’s Cloud on Prem or SAS. We deal with it all, even bringing in technologies outside of Oracle into OCI. We manage that on the customer’s behalf and help negotiate and procure.”

Scott Whitley, VP of Sales at Centroid

Customer-Centric Approach to Workload Management

The flexibility of OCI enables businesses to optimize workload management and achieve significant cost savings. By scaling resources based on workload demands, businesses can maximize efficiency and reduce operational costs, leading to improved performance and productivity. 

In conclusion, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, coupled with Centroid’s expertise, empowers businesses to thrive in the digital age. With a focus on performance, affordability, and customer satisfaction, OCI emerges as a top choice for businesses seeking to accelerate their cloud journey. As the cloud landscape continues to evolve, embracing OCI is not just a strategic decision—it’s a transformative step towards innovation and growth. 

“We work hand in hand with the customer to build out what that future state looks like and understand how it impacts them financially because, at the end of the day, is it going to cost less, is it going to be more efficient, am I going to be able to do more with less? And the answer is yes. So, Centroid is a great partner to work with in terms of checking all these boxes to get you from point A to point B.”

Brent Skillings, Director of Solution Architecture at Centroid

Tune into our Convo’s with Centroid podcast for more insights and updates on cloud solutions.

Our podcast is designed to help businesses stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing landscape of cloud computing. Each episode features expert guests who will share their insights and success stories on how to utilize cloud technology and transformational services for ultimate success. Browse our podcast episode library.