Oracle Cloud: Second Generation Cloud

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Recently, Oracle paid more attention to building its cloud business and has set up two cloud regions in India at Mumbai and Hyderabad. Oracle India’s growth over the years, competitive environment in the cloud business, Oracle’s strategy, and more were discussed in an e-mail interview with Mr. Shailender Kumar, regional managing director.

Oracle Corporation has been in India for about two decades now and has a strong bond with India. Back in the 1990s, it was one of the early tech multinationals to start operations in India.  Oracle is an ideal cloud solution provider for many of India’s startups, enterprises, and even governments. Oracle’s growth has picked up the pace with the cloud market growth. With the capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database, and SaaS solutions there is a rush in demand for Oracle Cloud.

 India is a fast-growing cloud region. In the first wave Oracle focused on locating global support and back-office functions, in the second wave they developed a global product and In the third wave, they invested in campuses, by initiating the Oracle for Startups program. Mr. Shailender Kumar said that their previous investments helped global customers from India.  So now they want to assist the growing Indian economy from within India. The dual region strategy enabled customers to install applications in multiple independent cloud regions for disaster recovery thus fulfilling regulatory requirements and operational issues related to working in multiple countries.

When the pandemic cut into, Zoom experienced high traction in users. The reason behind this growth burst was that Zoom was scaling up to assist educators and students with its free service. So Zoom needed to enhance its cloud capacity to support this additional flood of users. On Oracle Cloud, Zoom now enables millions of simultaneous meetings. And Oracle helped Zoom to expand. Before two years, Oracle entirely rebuilt its cloud which was a necessary move to serve enterprise customers. Also, it applied lessons learned from the deficiencies of competitors and was ready with security at the core. Being late helped oracle to end up on top

 Oracle calls their cloud a second-generation cloud because of its autonomous services. It is also expanding cloud coverage to more areas of the world. They are planning to make 36 cloud regions available worldwide by July 2021. The difference between a first-generation cloud and a second-generation cloud is this autonomous service says Mr. Shailender Kumar, regional managing director, Oracle. Oracle is also spiraling its position in the hybrid cloud space, with its recent partnership with VMware, and by giving clients multi-cloud options. Businesses to a great extent are moving towards the cloud to create business resilience and protect future business growth and Oracle plays a dynamic role in it.

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