Reasons to choose Oracle cloud
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Cloud? Nowadays everyone is talking about cloud, cloud computing and migration to the cloud.
So, let’s start from the beginning. What exactly is the cloud? Where is the cloud? What can be in the cloud? Basically, cloud as the term is EVERYWHERE!
There are few things every management board wants. Do things in less time and with more efficient statistics and desirably with lower cost. Three attributes that go in favor of choosing cloud. Really, cloud doesn’t need any kind of services or storage elements or space or anything similar. Pretty much that is why cloud ensures flexibility, accessibility, mobility and much more for business operations. In other words, cloud computing is a virtual form of software and hardware services.
Cloud vs On-premise solutions
Cloud has so many advantages when it compares to on-premise systems. Here are some of the reasons to choose cloud computing over on-premise solutions:
- Reduced Costs. Probably the most important thing for every CEO is how to have something great but at low cost. Well, cloud is now the answer. It most definitely reduces costs, decreases the hardware costs while improving efficiency in data processing. Oracle Cloud is not just helping with lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) but it is also enhanced overall efficiency and profitability. Online you can find lots of information about how Oracle cloud could help your business, but on Oracle web site it is nicely laid out: “reduce costs by reducing upfront capital expenditures on hardware and physical facilities, as well as ongoing maintenance, licensing, and manual operations by your staff.” So, with Oracle Cloud you can lower ongoing operating costs by 30% or even more (this is when you compare Oracle Cloud services with on premises solution), you can have additional savings with increased value through built-in services like automated backups, cloud based development and collaboration tool, big data processing with machine learning and advanced analytics, API implementation and much more.
- Flexibility & Stability. With new updates, company growth or even simply need for more storage space, a solution that cloud infrastructure gives can be made in a few moments while on premise system take a lot longer to perform the same action. Since we already mentioned updates, cloud has automatic software updates that regular systems don’t, so there won’t ever be needed for fixing or waiting for something to „break“. Basically, since it is updated automatically there are very small chances it is going to crash or have any kind of issues.
- Collaboration & Mobility. It doesn’t matter if you have an office in Dubai or in Reykjavik, all it matters that your employees or colleague have internet access and that is all they need. Cloud computing gives you the power to access your data from anywhere anytime. With option to upload, edit or comment on a document when ever or where ever, you are ensuring a better workplace collaboration. Cloud is not limited by access place or platform.
- Security & upgraded software. Did you know that even 93 % of organisations that lose data because of a disaster go out of business within 2 years? No one ever said that protecting data is simple and easy. Well, it wasn’t until cloud started. Protection of data in cloud combines backup with secure and fast recovery of critical enterprise data, automatically storing data safely off-site with primary goal to protect for disaster-recovery purposes. The benefit of this aspect is that with cloud data protection IT employees can focus on other projects.
Regarding software updates, well you can always find the latest software over the cloud platforms like SaaS because the latest version is available to all clients as soon as they are launched.
To really summarize why to move to Oracle Cloud let us use their own words: „Oracle Cloud is not only the lowest cost and most automated, but it’s the industry’s broadest and most integrated cloud, with deployment options ranging from the public cloud to your data center. Oracle Cloud offers best-in-class services across Software as a Service (SaaS), Data as a Service (DaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing agility and reducing IT complexity.“
There are even more reasons to move to the cloud, to talk about how cloud made data visualization easy and so on and on.. but let’s leave something for another post.