The promise of cloud computing—greater agility, less risk, and lower costs—is real, but making good on that promise depends on the vendor you choose. Oracle's cloud strategy is to offer choice and flexibility with the most comprehensive, modern, and secure portfolio of cloud products and services to fit your business needs.
Today, organizations are embracing the cloud for its potential business transformational impact. Beyond just lowering upfront costs, the cloud promises to deliver greater agility and free-up resources, so companies can focus on their core competencies, differentiation and innovation instead of just running and maintaining systems.
However, merely jumping on the cloud bandwagon doesn't always produce the desired result. Many cloud offerings are specialized, offering limited functionality and lacking modern social, mobile and business insight capabilities.
You need a cloud computing strategy that enables you to choose the right cloud model for each situation. You need cloud technologies that will work with—and enhance—your existing IT environments. And you need a vendor with experienced professionals who can support you no matter where you are in the lifecycle.
Only Oracle offers a broad portfolio of enterprise-grade software and hardware products and services that enable public, private, and hybrid clouds, so you can choose the right approach for your business. Unlike competitors with limited cloud options—for example, software as a service (SaaS) only, virtualization only, or hardware only—Oracle provides the broadest, most complete, and most integrated set of cloud offerings in the industry.
Oracle Cloud offers the industry's broadest portfolio of application, platform, social and infrastructure services provided on a subscription basis. Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform, and includes tools to rapidly extend and create new services. It delivers instant value and productivity for end users, administrators, and developers through functionally rich, integrated, secure, enterprise cloud services. These fully managed environments are based on the award-winning Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic Server technologies, and enhanced with built-in social, mobile and business insight capabilities.
Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of integrated, best-in-class application services including Sales and Marketing, Customer Service and Support, Human Capital Management, Talent Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Planning and Budgeting and Financial Planning. These application services have been architected on a common platform which is based on open standards and a service-oriented architecture.
With such comprehensive functionality across business processes, customers can solve their business problems with end-to-end execution and complete visibility. Oracle Cloud provides a modern user experience optimized for today's collaborative, connected, and mobile workforce. Through a comprehensive and integrated approach, Oracle Cloud eliminates information silos and the need to integrate data and processes across clouds.
In Oracle Cloud, customer data is protected at every technology layer, from applications to disk. Because Oracle develops and delivers every layer of the technology stack on which our application services run, we are uniquely able to optimize how all these hardware and software components work together. Your information is protected on a platform you can trust—for complete confidence in the cloud. This in turn delivers extreme performance and scalability that meet the requirements of even the largest and most transaction-intensive businesses.
Oracle Cloud provides open, standards-based platform services that enable developers to build and deploy enterprise-grade business applications in the cloud.
Oracle Java Cloud Service helps developers maximize their productivity by providing instant access to cloud environments that are powered by Oracle WebLogic Server and support any standard Java EE application, complete with integrated security and database access.
Oracle Database Cloud Service enables developers to leverage the power and flexibility of Oracle Database in the cloud. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides tools for rapid application development, RESTful Web services for accessing data from outside the cloud, full support for open SQL and PL/SQL, and a set of packaged business productivity applications.
Oracle Developer Cloud Service features an integrated source repository, defect tracking, tasks and wikis functionality, and support for common Java IDEs including Oracle JDeveloper, Eclipse, and NetBeans. Oracle Developer Cloud Service simplifies development by providing an automatically provisioned development platform that supports the complete development lifecycle.
Oracle's Social Relationship Management services help organizations use social data and channels to drive greater customer understanding, make better business decisions, and strengthen relationships.
Oracle Social Network, part of Oracle WebCenter, delivers secure social networking and enterprise collaboration tools for the enterprise. Oracle Social Network enables enterprise collaboration through contextual conversations and real-time updates; drives productivity with activity streams, content annotation, and business application integration; and offers a simple and rapid means to set up collaborative communities.
Oracle Social Marketing Cloud Service enables social marketing strategies to support global brands. It enables companies and agencies to publish social content easily, engage fans, and customize your brand's character.
In addition, Oracle Social Engagement and Monitoring Cloud Service helps you gain deep insight from social conversations and connect with your customers by providing listening, engagement, and analysis capabilities across social channels.
Oracle Data and Insight Cloud Service provides information, directory and insights about common business entities such as companies and people.
For private clouds, Oracle offers an extensive portfolio of horizontal and industry applications that run on a standards-based, shared-services platform; leading middleware, database and cloud management products; engineered systems including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster for a private cloud platform; and leading hardware products for private cloud infrastructure. Additionally, Oracle Infrastructure as a Service with Capacity on Demand delivers on-premise Oracle Engineered Systems hardware and support for Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC SuperCluster, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Big Data Appliance, and Sun ZFS Storage Appliance – deployed on-premise behind your firewall for a simple monthly fee. This enables organizations to eliminate capital expense and spread the cost of new systems over time. Since Oracle Infrastructure as a Service is on-premises and dedicated instead of shared, it also ensures full control and visibility, as well as compliance with regulations and policies. In addition, Capacity on Demand helps organizations handle peak workloads cost-effectively by allowing them to access and pay for additional computing power only when they need it.
Oracle's cloud platform provides a shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidating existing applications, and new application development and deployment. Oracle's cloud platform delivers cost savings through standardization and higher utilization of the shared platform across multiple applications.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster provide the first integrated cloud machines—hardware and software engineered together to provide an optimal cloud computing foundation. Similarly, the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is an Oracle engineered system that delivers a cost-effective, reliable storage solution for private cloud build-outs. These pre-integrated, pre-engineered machines power a cloud platform infrastructure that delivers extreme performance, scalability, and reliability, while also delivering low total cost of ownership.
In addition to engineered systems for the cloud, Oracle offers a comprehensive portfolio of products as part of Oracle's cloud platform. The fundamental components extend from Oracle's grid technologies such as Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters, and Oracle WebLogic Server. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides integrated cloud stack management and complete cloud lifecycle management. Oracle's comprehensive cloud platform also includes capabilities for process and data integration, security and access management, and user engagement.
Oracle's cloud platform is built on top of a robust cloud infrastructure, consisting of Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Sun SPARC and x86 servers, and Sun storage systems.
How can you take advantage of the trend toward cloud computing and leverage the investments you've already made in Oracle?
Oracle Managed Cloud Services is the solution.
Oracle Managed Cloud Services enable organizations to extend their Oracle investments into the cloud with greater value, choice, and confidence. With more than 12 years experience serving millions of end users, Oracle is a recognized leader. Oracle delivers enterprise-grade, end-to-end managed cloud services across its broad portfolio of business applications, middleware, database, and hardware technologies.
As an Oracle Managed Cloud Services customer, you choose how to deploy your software based on your own specific needs and budget requirements. We can manage your applications at your site, through Oracle's partners, or at one of Oracle's data centers. You can also choose a hybrid model for different elements of your IT environment, and move back and forth over time as your strategy or requirements change.
Oracle offers a set of end-to-end managed services for Oracle's engineered systems and Oracle's technology platform, including infrastructure (servers and storage), database, virtualization, operating system, and middleware.
Oracle offers an array of extended services to help you successfully transition to and get the most value from your Oracle Managed Cloud Services deployments. Throughout the software lifecycle, from migration, testing, and deployment, to compliance and disaster recovery, Oracle experts leverage operational best practices and extensive experience to accelerate results for your deployment.
Oracle Managed Cloud Services helps you leverage Oracle's years of experience so you can better focus and direct your resources. We provide more value from your investments, more choice to deploy your business applications any way you want, and more confidence that the system will perform and scale as required. Let Oracle build and manage your cloud for you while you focus on driving your business forward.
So, how do you get there and stay optimized? To assist you on your journey to cloud computing, Oracle delivers lifecycle services, including architecture, migration and implementation. Then to help you maximize performance for cloud computing, we help you monitor and maintain your environment and provide ongoing support and education.
Oracle's services help you plan your path to cloud and stay optimized.
Using proven methodologies, best practices and reference architectures, Oracle Enterprise and Solution Architects can quickly help you define the approach for cloud that is right for your business. Oracle Cloud Architecture services from Oracle Consulting deliver practical architecture plans, roadmaps and implementation governance aligned with your business goals to support your current technology and future plans for cloud.
Oracle's upgrade, migration and implementation services can help you quickly move to a cloud solution. For upgrade and migration services, Oracle Consulting delivers an Oracle Migration Factory and an Oracle Upgrade Factory with well-defined, repeatable processes and experts to help you transition to the latest Oracle solution with less cost and risk. Oracle Consulting's implementation services accelerate cloud deployments across your IT environment.
With Oracle Cloud training from Oracle University, you can maximize productivity for business users, administrators and developers. Our training prepares you to implement and reap all of the benefits of Oracle's cloud application and platform services.
To support your cloud deployment, Oracle Advanced Customer Support services delivers lifecycle services, from readiness to optimization, either onsite or remote through the cloud to help reduce complexity and increase efficiency of your environment. With Oracle Advanced Monitoring and Resolution delivered through a secure gateway, we can continuously monitor and support your cloud environment to achieve maximum availability.
Finally, Oracle offers complete support and continuous access to innovation to help you adapt to changing requirements and opportunities. Whether you're using traditional on-premise IT, Oracle Cloud, a private cloud, Oracle Managed Cloud Services, or a hybrid, Oracle provides a unique single point of accountability and unparalleled enterprise-class support.
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