Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: Providing Enterprises with a Fast Pass to the Cloud

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Fewer than 5% of VMware’s 4,500+ cloud provider partners are VMware Cloud Verified, and even fewer have launched a VMware Cloud Verified service out of the gate. Most take months, if not years to become VMware Cloud Verified. What differentiates Oracle is that Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is a VMware Cloud Verified service at launch because of our close collaboration with VMware. It is now offered in 22 Oracle Cloud regions and will be added to future cloud regions as we expand globally.

Q: Why is it important for enterprises to be able to use the VMware technologies they know and trust in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure?

A: Customers need predictability in time-to-productivity, stability of data sources, and cost-controls. Also, enterprises have made significant investments in their VMware Software Defined Data Centers. It’s critical that these companies and their associated services and integration partners have confidence that their architecture, operational processes, and tools, which were hardened over time, will work without any business disruptions. Enterprises depend heavily on their VMware and Oracle environments.

Q: What are some of the workloads you see enterprises migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution?

A: Our customers use Oracle Cloud VMware Solution for a variety of use cases that include migrating Oracle and custom applications, data center decommissioning, virtual desktop infrastructure, and business continuity/disaster recovery.

Q: Are any use cases in particular driving increased use of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure?

A: Yes. We see a significant number of enterprise customers and government customers wanting to deploy high-performance solutions globally at predictable costs.

We have had great success with Zoom, for example.

To increase the number of models run in its modeling and visualization software, Altair moved to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and saved 25%. Computational fluid dynamics models now complete in less than 12 hours.

And, YellowDog, a film studio in London that does animation work with artists chose Oracle Cloud for its high-performance computing workloads and can render full animation footage in less than 30 minutes. Additionally, IP Protection was a critical requirement for YellowDog. Oracle Cloud security met their rigorous standard.

Q: Are there any industries where you see the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution gaining the greatest traction?  If so, why?

A: Oracle announced general availability of the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution in August 2020. In the last six months we’ve signed global customers across the automotive, manufacturing, SaaS, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and real estate sectors. Customers have told us that our global high-availability, user experience, and fixed-cost structure has been a primary driver for adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Q: How do you see the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution furthering enterprises’ multi-cloud plans?

A: Our customers said that maintaining their investments in VMware and related technology is an ideal business decision. To address this need, Oracle includes Oracle Cloud VMware Solution along with its full infrastructure stack that we call Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer. This is an Exadata machine that a customer can install in its own data center or interconnection center. We simplified the billing so the customer pays a monthly fee just like a cloud subscription. This configuration allows customers to maintain their data in their dedicated region and interoperate into Oracle Cloud.

This is an ideal hybrid-cloud platform for an enterprise VMware environment because Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer operates exactly like Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. VMware workloads operate among any Oracle Cloud region and on-premises, Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, enabling a secure, predictable, and cost-effective cloud environment.

Q: How important is it that both companies work closely with one another to offer technical support to customers for their Oracle and VMware solutions?

A: Very important, and I would argue critical in most cases. Our forty years in the enterprise computing world has taught us that customers cannot afford to go back and forth between systems vendors for support. They demand accountability with a single point of contact. Oracle and VMware offer an integrated, single source for supporting the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Oracle delivers Tier 1 and Tier 2 support for both VMware and Oracle products within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Our relationship with VMware, combined with a deep understanding of vSphere, enables us to offer this level of support.

Q: Are there any significant, related announcements coming out of Oracle Live or other events we should also highlight?

A: Oracle and VMware have similar corporate initiatives and interests for cloud-at-the-edge, high-performance computing, and delivering the best/optimized cloud-based solutions for the most challenging enterprise-scale problems and mission-critical applications. Watch this space as we introduce joint offerings for our mutual customers.

To learn more about how Oracle and VMware are working together, join the Oracle Live: Expanding the Possibilities of Hybrid Cloud event.


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