Getting the Most Out of Oracle Cloud

There’s a lot more to Oracle Cloud than you think.

We’ve talked previously about how Oracle’s Cloud offers more than cloud apps and more than cloud infrastructure. But we haven’t talked much about how the latest advances in cloud technology differ from past cloud solutions because today’s Oracle Cloud is autonomous, integrated, powered by never-before-seen AI, and optimized to run in a multi-cloud environment.  

How can you get the most out of your modern cloud tools? Let’s talk about that. 

Make Your Oracle Cloud Autonomous

These days, it’s easier than ever to get the most out of your Oracle Cloud solutions because Oracle has made sure their cloud is integrated, secure, and easy to use. In fact, Oracle’s cloud solutions are so easy to use that they can do your work for you! 

Only with Oracle Cloud does your enterprise have the opportunity to get cloud solutions to run themselves, intelligently and securely, with zero human intervention. Starting with the Oracle Autonomous Database, expert Oracle engineers revolutionized how database administration gets done, by creating a self-driving, self-repairing, self-securing database that streamlines database management tasks, tunes the database, and frees up time for DBAs. 

But that was only the beginning of Oracle’s autonomous cloud services; now the Oracle Autonomous Linux operating system extends automation capabilities to an OS – and it’s the first time this has ever been done. 

When your Oracle solutions do the work of securing, optimizing, and updating your cloud solutions for you, you’ll have a lot more time to spend on crafting the strategic initiatives that help you drive your enterprise forward. 

Leverage 360-Degree Integration

As an Oracle user, you’ve already spent years enjoying the benefits of a fully integrated solution. Oracle aficionados have been flowing seamlessly from one process to another by leveraging the power of the full tech stack across the enterprise, but now Oracle has taken this concept a step further: 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure uniquely integrates with the entire Oracle technology stack and is the only cloud solution in the world that is engineered to have full, secure integration from the start. 

Other cloud solutions tack on security after the fact, leaving gaps and holes in their armor that could endanger your business data. 

But there’s more to integration than security and streamlined operations. When you choose a fully integrated cloud solution, your staff will have the freedom to do more, faster, without additional training time because Oracle’s all-new AI-Voice capabilities integrate the Oracle Digital Assistant into every aspect of enterprise functionality connected by the Oracle Cloud. 

The Oracle Digital Assistant has the ability to understand complex sentences, along with unique enterprise-specific language or terms that your company, and only your company, uses. 

Oracle Digital Assistant differs from traditional, consumer-driven chatbot technology, such as that found in Siri and Alexa, in that it leverages Natural Language Processing and deep semantic parsing to clearly understand user intent, as well as enterprise-specific terminology. 

Using the Oracle Digital Assistant integrated across your Oracle Cloud stack, your team members will be empowered to quickly and easily complete tasks and access relevant data that helps them complete more work more completely, in less time – and with less required oversight and hand-holding from their superiors. 

Go Multi-Cloud

No conversation on getting more from the cloud is compete unless we discuss multiple clouds. Because, of course, there isn’t just one cloud these days, there are many.  

AWS is a cloud, Microsoft Azure is a cloud, Google Cloud is a cloud, and of course Oracle Cloud is a cloud. Because modern enterprises deserve to leverage as many clouds as they need, Oracle has focused quite a bit of time and effort on making their solution easier to integrate across a range of clouds. 

An environment that utilizes multiple clouds is called a “multi-cloud environment,” and it’s the hottest new practice in enterprise cloud computing. As Gartner stated, “By 2022, about 75% of enterprise customers using cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will adopt a deliberate multicloud strategy, up from 49% in 2017.” The multi-cloud truly is the future – which is why Oracle is making it a reality for enterprise customers right now

One way that Oracle’s unique, groundbreaking, multi-cloud capabilities can be realized in a real-world, modern environment is by leveraging the recent horizontal cloud integration with Microsoft Azure. However, that’s only one of the many ways your company can set up your multi-cloud environment.  

Perhaps your company wants to run Oracle workloads on AWS, or perhaps you want to integrate Google Cloud functionality with your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Maybe you want comprehensive insight into all your cloud utilization metrics and you’re planning to use Oracle PaaS to achieve that “single pane of glass” across your full architecture. Perhaps you have a wild cloud idea that no one has ever tried before

Whatever your plan, you can achieve it with the cloud… but you’ll need to carefully set up your integration to ensure you have a stable, secure, and fully functional system that spans as many multi-cloud platforms as you want. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your integrated environment supports your most critical workloads around the clock, no matter which cloud they’re on. 

To do that, you’ll need to work with cloud integration experts with the experience to seamlessly integrate today’s leading cloud solutions into your enterprise’s one-of-a-kind multi-cloud environment. 

Choose Centroid: The All-Cloud Experts 

If you’re planning to integrate multiple clouds to get the most out of the full cloud capabilities available in the modern business landscape, it’s a smart idea to work with a team that can handle any cloud, anytime, anywhere

Most cloud consultants support one cloud, some support two clouds, but very few consulting teams can pair an in-depth understanding and years of cloud experience with certification and expertise in every top cloud out there

In fact, we only know of one team that has the skills to work across whatever cloud you choose and has also won top accolades from Oracle for cloud infrastructure knowledge, has pioneered the largest Oracle IaaS/PaaS implementation to date, and has created an innovative cloud migration tool that cuts workload migration times from months to hours

As Clay Magouyrk, the Senior Vice President of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stated at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, today’s cloud isn’t just about vertical integration, it’s also about horizontal integration – and there’s one Oracle partner with the expertise, experience, and tools to get your enterprise getting the most out of Oracle Cloud, and all the other clouds too. 

That partner is Centroid

 

Learn more about Centroid’s wide range of cloud transformation services, so you can start planning your limitless cloud future.