Introduction

Today’s business challenges are more complex and demanding than ever before. However, technological advancements have risen to meet these obstacles and come up with new ways to solve them. Cloud services have quickly become the new normal. These days, businesses aren’t asking themselves why they should use the cloud; rather, they are asking when, how, and which one to utilize. Globally, businesses are beginning to comprehend the benefits of migrating to the cloud. As technology continues to advance at an accelerating pace, it may no longer be feasible to operate with disconnected business applications and continuously update customized on-premises infrastructure.

For businesses to stay ahead of the curve and be ready for what lies ahead in the future, they need to modernize their operations by using enterprise software that is completely integrated and hosted in the cloud. With so many cloud infrastructure options available in today’s saturated market, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stands out from the rest. It enables enterprises to migrate their workloads and processes without losing or altering the elements that have been working properly.

In this blog, we’ll go through some of the most compelling reasons why you should choose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Before that, let us first examine what the Oracle cloud is all about.

What is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure?

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the first public cloud computing platform provided by Oracle Corporation that offers servers, applications, networking, storage, and services via a global network of managed data centers. Using Oracle Cloud, developers are able to create, integrate, deploy, and migrate applications to the cloud by using different cloud computing models such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Data as a Service (DaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

The Oracle Cloud supports a wide array of open standards, open-source solutions, programming languages, databases, tools, and frameworks. It provides tools and architecture that facilitate a seamless transition from on-premise to the cloud by leveraging enhanced automation and built-in security to prevent vulnerabilities, thus facilitating superior migration.

Let’s look at the top 10 compelling reasons why Oracle Cloud is a better choice than any other service out there:

1. Oracle offers second-generation cloud services

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure addresses key concerns associated with cloud solutions of the first generation, which were not designed to manage government workloads, large financial systems, or data-intensive applications. Performance, security, and migration options were an afterthought in the development of first-generation cloud solutions, which were based on technology that was a decade old.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides tools and architecture that enable businesses to transition smoothly from on-premises to the cloud, utilizing improved automation and built-in security to reduce threats and ultimately support superior migration and economics. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s next-generation architecture meets the requirements of today’s modern enterprises by delivering faster and more reliable performance, improved pricing and security, and increased compatibility with enterprise workloads.

2. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s global footprint

Oracle serves an ever-expanding global customer base by offering a comprehensive set of cloud services across 30 commercial and government cloud regions located in 14 countries across five continents. As of now, OCI has 23 commercial regions and seven government regions, as well as a number of dedicated and national security areas. Moreover, Oracle plans to add 14 new cloud regions to continue its rapid expansion as a major cloud provider in order to support strong customer demand for Oracle Cloud services around the world.

Oracle’s strategy to meet customers’ demands is to enable them to deploy Oracle Cloud entirely within their own data centers with Dedicated Region and Exadata Cloud@Customer. While Roving Edge Infrastructure enables cloud services to be deployed remotely on the edge.

3. Built-in security

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure employs a zero-trust architecture by default. Oracle’s infrastructure isolates compute and network resources to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access to your personal information and traffic. It isolates your code, data, and other resources from those of other machines and networks. This helps prevent attackers from manipulating or stealing cloud-based data.

Due to Oracle Cloud’s granular customer isolation, the attack surface is kept to a minimum. With a robust compliance team that regularly audits new regions and services as well as a round-the-clock Security Operations Center, Oracle Cloud uses a strict code security development and deployment approach to protect against attacks. Proactive detection and mitigation of threats are possible – thanks to multiple layers of defense such as in-built firewalls, DoS, and encryption. In cases where user activity indicates a higher vulnerability risk, users can quickly add additional verification using adaptive authentication.

To address worries about the security of data for its American users, TikTok says it has reached a milestone and all U.S. user data will now be routed through Oracle’s cloud infrastructure.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure adheres to over 80 global, regional, and industry standards, including PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO, FedRAMP, IL-5, SOC, and GDPR. The combination of secure architecture, development, technology, and processes creates an environment that is more secure than the majority of on-premises facilities and other cloud providers’ offerings.

4. Compartment Feature

Compartment is a powerful security isolation and access control feature of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). They achieve this by providing a global logical namespace in which policies can be enforced, similar to file system folders. They extend to all OCI regions within a given tenancy by being global. By enforcing policies, they provide the appropriate level of access based on the parameters defined by the organization for resource management and delegated administration.

5. Superior performance

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides a uniform and standardized pricing structure across all regions to facilitate easy and quick adoption. Oracle’s core cloud capabilities, such as security and container management, were designed to be incorporated into the cost of compute and not as an additional charge. In order to make the migration process as simple as possible, Oracle offers the Cloud Lift program that includes designing, planning, and migration of your workloads to the cloud at no additional cost.

6. Optimal Pricing

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers the most optimal balance of price and performance currently offered by any product on the market. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is designed specifically for software programs and applications that demand a constant high level of performance to carry out operations such as raw processing carried out by CPUs or GPUs, stateful connections to databases, millions of storage IOPS (input/output operations per second), and GB/s of throughput. Non-blocking networks ensure that each resource receives a consistent high level of performance despite having a low level of latency. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure makes use of the most up-to-date computing, graphics processing unit (GPU), networking, and storage technologies, such as NVMe (nonvolatile memory express) solid-state drives (SSD).

7. Easier to migrate critical enterprise workloads

The architecture of most hyperscale cloud providers was built on a virtual machine model with shared networks and server architectures, making it difficult to move many applications to the cloud. This older architecture for cloud computing makes it difficult for enterprise applications to operate at the expected levels of performance and availability without significant modification, which increases complexity and risk. OCI is designed with resources such as off-box virtualization, non-blocking networks, custom security chips, L2 network virtualization, flex infrastructure, and RDMA cluster networking to assist businesses with their enterprise application requirements.

8. Oracle Cloud supports SMB growth

Oracle Cloud is intended for all businesses, including SMBs. This is due to the fact that as SMBs expand, application adoption rates typically increase dramatically. However, they can still face the same obstacles as larger businesses. Oracle Cloud facilitates the anticipated expansion of SMBs by providing both traditional and cutting-edge tools for developers and mission-critical workloads.

9. Simple, yet powerful APIs and developer tools

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure APIs are REST APIs that employ HTTPS requests and responses. This API, command-line interface, and SDKs in Java, Python, Typescript, Javascript,.NET, Go, and Ruby let you manage large workloads and automate everything. Oracle Cloud natively supports the automation and cloud-init capabilities of Terraform. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure permits provisioning and management of single-tenant, dedicated physical hosts and multi-tenant virtual machines using the same set of APIs. Oracle Cloud enables you to develop and test your app with VMs and deploy it with dedicated physical hosts, or vice versa. You don’t need to change your app because the single and multi-tenant models share the same cloud-optimized hardware, software stack, firmware, and networking infrastructure. All it takes is a couple of clicks (in the GUI console or API calls).

10. Get comprehensive support for app development

Oracle’s open, standards-based, and fully integrated application development platform enables you to build, deploy, and manage modern, API and mobile-first cloud applications on a budget. Oracle also offers support for cloud-native and container-based low-code development. Oracle’s AppDev platform provides an all-encompassing DevOps environment for continuous integration (CI)/ continuous delivery (CD), in-depth diagnostics for Java applications, and streamlined integration with SaaS and on-premise software.

Conclusion

As an increasing number of businesses abandon the outdated concept of on-premise data center hosting in favor of cloud-based solutions, they will experience significant benefits in their day-to-day operations, interdepartmental communication, and customer experience. Cloud services are an excellent way to accelerate growth and scalability, as well as an indispensable tool for all industries.

To meet the demands of today’s businesses, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a scalable, highly available, and cost-effective cloud platform. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s technologies provide developers and IT professionals with comprehensive support for operating current workloads and developing cloud-native applications. OCI provides comprehensive solutions that solve the most pressing issues that the majority of organizations face today.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure respects its customers’ desire to have options. OCI provides multi-cloud integrations and hybrid solutions that employ the security, integration, connectivity, and administration capabilities available on the market to satisfy the specific demands of their customers and safeguard their future interests.

If you are thinking to migrate your business to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you should not delay. Consult Sparity, to explore your business requirements, develop a cloud strategy, and put your company on the route to cloud success immediately. Sparity delivers end-to-end consulting, and implementation services for Oracle Cloud Applications, PaaS, IaaS, On-Premise PeopleSoft, EBS Applications, and more.

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