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What Can the Oracle Cloud Platform Do For You?

June 5, 2024

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Every business wants to grow easily and reach new customers quickly. Cloud computing offers flexible and affordable solutions to help achieve these goals. Among cloud providers, Oracle stands out with its comprehensive suite of cloud services known as the Oracle Cloud Platform (OCP).

 

What is Oracle Cloud Platform?

Oracle Cloud Platform is a suite of tools that lets you create, use, control, and expand apps in the cloud. There are three main ways to use it:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): This gives you on-the-spot access to computer resources like virtual machines, storage, and networks. You don’t need to buy expensive hardware or software first.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): This offers resources like databases, tools for understanding data, and ways to link apps together. It makes creating apps faster and allows developers to focus on ideas, rather than infrastructure management.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): This provides ready-made business apps that you pay for as you use them. These applications cover various business functions such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), HCM (Human Capital Management), and SCM (Supply Chain Management). It reduces the need for software installation and maintenance on your end and allows you to deploy faster.

 

Benefits of Oracle Cloud Platform

Other ways OCP benefits your business are:

 

1. Cost Savings

One big advantage of OCP is how it helps you save money on your IT budget. Regular servers need a lot of money upfront and ongoing maintenance costs. But with OCP, you switch to paying only for what you use. That means you don’t have to spend a lot of money at the start. You can adjust how much you use based on what your business needs. This is super important for businesses that grow quickly or have busy seasons.

 

2. Enhanced Security

Cybersecurity threats are a constant concern for any business owner. OCP has strong security measures to protect your data and apps. Oracle’s data centers around the world have top-notch security features like spotting intruders, encrypting data, and managing who can get in.

With these layers of security, the chances of hackers getting in are low, which helps you feel calm. OCP also offers high availability and disaster recovery solutions to keep your business running smoothly, even if something unexpected happens.

 

3. Innovation and Agility

In today’s competitive world, being innovative and flexible is important. OCP helps you do just that. It gives you access to lots of cloud services like databases, analytics, AI, and machine learning. These tools help you understand your data better, spot trends, and make smart decisions that can help you gain a competitive edge. OCP also makes it quick and easy to make and launch new apps, so you can keep up with changes in the market faster.

 

4. Improved Collaboration and Communication

With remote work on the rise, OCP fosters a collaborative work environment by providing a suite of cloud-based productivity tools. Your teams can access documents, share files, and conduct real-time communication regardless of location. This streamlines workflows, improves project management, and empowers your employees to work together seamlessly.

 

5. Increased Performance and Reliability

OCP uses top-notch technology to handle tough tasks with great speed. It uses the latest tech to use resources and networks better, which means things get done faster, apps respond quicker, and users have a good experience. Also, OCP’s data centers are spread out around the world, so even if something unexpected happens, your business can keep going without much interruption.

 

6. Improved Scalability

As your business grows, your IT setup needs to grow too. OCP is great at this because it can easily change to fit what you need. Whether your website suddenly gets a lot more visitors or you start using a new app that needs a lot of data, OCP can seamlessly scale computer power, storage, and network resources to accommodate the increased workload. This means your system keeps running smoothly without any hiccups.

 

7. Industry-Specific Solutions

Apart from the general benefits, OCP has special solutions designed just for your type of business. Whether you’re in retail, healthcare, finance, or manufacturing, Oracle has cloud apps made just for you. These apps follow the best ways of doing things in your industry and meet all the rules. This lets you concentrate on what’s important—your business.

 

Success Stories from Companies Using Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud has played a key role in helping many companies reach their business goals and tackle obstacles.¹ Let’s look at the success stories of those who use oracle cloud to their advantage:

 

Zoom

Zoom saw a huge increase in people using its video calls, with 300 million participants in daily meetings. To handle this sudden growth, Zoom needed a cloud system that was fast, could grow with them, and was safe.¹ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure met all these requirements. Its infrastructure could handle hundreds of thousands of Zoom meetings at once. This allowed Zoom to quickly scale its cloud capacity to support the increased demand, and within hours of deployment. This helped Zoom continue to deliver flawless service to its customer base.

 

Cisco Tetration

Cisco Tetration, a workload security platform, used to be available only for on-site use. But they wanted to switch to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to help more customers in different industries. They needed a cloud provider that was safe and didn’t cost too much. Oracle Cloud had everything they needed. With Oracle Cloud, Cisco Tetration saved 60 percent on costs compared to other cloud providers. This meant they could offer their security solution at a lower price for their customers.

 

Western Digital

Western Digital is a large company that was formed through the merger of three separate companies: Western Digital, SanDisk, and HGST. This made their IT setup complicated and not very efficient. To fix this, Western Digital decided to move their business to the cloud and use Oracle Cloud ERP Cloud. This made things simpler by giving them one complete solution for gathering and reporting data. Plus, Oracle Cloud ERP Cloud helped different parts of Western Digital work together better.

 

FedEx

FedEx is a leading logistics company that wanted to make their systems simpler for better operations. They teamed up with Oracle Cloud to start a digital makeover. With a range of Oracle Cloud tools, they made one system that worked the same way for over 220 operations, and it was easy to add new technologies.² The cloud’s smart analysis and AI also empowered FedEx to automate tasks and make data-driven decisions, resulting in a 2x faster speed to market.

 

Dropbox

Dropbox wanted a solution that had machine learning and could work with their ERP, while also being simple and easy for making apps. By using Oracle Cloud ERP, they’ve made their financial closing process much faster and reduced the time it takes to handle accounts receivable.³ Oracle Cloud Risk Management helps them make sure everyone has the right access, no matter where they are in the world. With tools like Oracle Integration and OCI, they’ve cut the cost of processing financial records and made fewer transactions, all while getting things to market four times faster. This mix of Oracle Cloud tools helped them cut processing costs by a whopping 80 percent.

 

RASO360 CAN HELP YOU MOVE TO ORACLE CLOUD

Switching to the cloud might seem like a big change but Raso360 is here to help. We offer full migration services to make sure everything goes smoothly. Our experts will guide you through the process and provide support every step of the way, so your business can keep running without any interruptions.

Feel free to reach out to us today!

 

References

  1. “Customer Stories” Oracle, Accessed 19 April 2024, www.oracle.com/webfolder/s/assets/ebook/high-tech-pov/customer-stories.html.
  2. “Cloud automation helps FedEx respond to changes 2X faster” Accessed 19 April 2024, www.oracle.com/customers/fedex/.
  3. “Dropbox slashes processing costs by 80% with Oracle Cloud” Oracle, Accessed 19 April 2024, www.oracle.com/customers/dropbox/.

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