Faster. Bigger. Better. As our technology continues to evolve and annual IP traffic is forecasted to reach 2.3 Zettabytes by 2020, IT infrastructure must race to keep up. Business must have infrastructure which is responsive, secure, and agile to spin up new applications for their customers, partners, and employees. They want to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud, and many are starting with a priva
The cloud is causing a major change in how enterprise organizations operate. Many businesses are eager to shift their enterprise workloads to the public cloud to take advantage of its flexibility, and the freedom it gives them to innovate. But not every business can commit to the cloud yet, or even develop a cloud strategy for transforming their business. What cloud journeys is right for you?
Cloud is changing how people and businesses work forever. It’s creating new economies, disrupting existing categories, and it’s changing how we communicate and share information.
Some form of cloud makes sense for most enterprise-class organizations, which is why cloud adoption continues to grow so quickly across all industries and geographies. Cloud is transforming IT and presents a great opportunity for all of us.
You’ve heard it before. Cloud will increase efficiencies, provide flexible scalability, and lower your CapEx investments. However, you may not be comfortable putting your data into a public cloud, no matter how many security reassurances you get. You may be in a highly regulated in industry or have government or corporate mandates to have data close by. Or you may face serious performance and latency issues for high availability workloads because the nearest cloud data center facility is too far away. There are limited cost-effective choices here.
Today's guest post is by Vamsee Kasavajhala, Principal Product Manager for the Oracle MiniCluster.
As more and more customers adopt Oracle MiniCluster as their platform of choice to run Oracle databases and applications, one common message that resonates is how easy it is to use the platform. We have had some customers use words synonymous with simplicity such as “Microwave” or “iPhone” and that is really great to hear.
The cloud is affecting every market sector. It offers agility and flexible cost structures. It lets business leaders quickly develop and test new products they can take to market fast and it enables them to create new models that will transform how they work.
In 2015, up to 10,000 refugees crossed Germany’s borders everyday with the aim of applying for asylum. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees knew they had to process everyone discreetly, efficiently, and accurately.
Despite changes in government and a turnover in administrations, one thing remains the same: agencies are under pressure to improve citizen services while reducing costs. A key strategy to achieving this resulted in the “Cloud First” directive in 2011: a step to push agencies to the Cloud for the common good. It stated:
I asked Carl Olofson, Research VP, Application Development and Deployment, IDC to give our readers his view on where Oracle Exadata Database Machine fits in a company's digital transformation strategy. Here is his take...
Your company’s digital strategy may be about entering new geographies or markets, launching new products and services, or improving customer loyalty – all to drive business growth. But this also puts your IT organization under intense pressures these days.
If you think about it, almost every business today is, in some fashion, a technology business. From SMBs to global enterprises, businesses depend on technology to manage operations, find new customers, communicate with customers, make important business decisions, and stay competitive. Technology goes beyond just driving operational efficiency and reducing costs. More and more, data and the technology that transforms it into knowledge drive business innovation and competitive advantage.
For all you cloud administrators out there, we salute you. We understand that managing private cloud environments can be complex. You have to provide secure and fully-isolated compute and networking resources for a whole host of different stakeholder organizations in order to support their myriad of critical enterprise applications. That means you have to monitor the hardware, troubleshoot incidents, execute disaster recovery plans, provision and migrate VMs, and even provide reporting on usage and chargebacks. Wow. I get tired just thinking about it.
As the new operational model of choice, cloud is changing how organizations work. It enables you to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. It can help you work smarter and bring products to market faster. And eventually, your organization will rely on the cloud to run its entire operation.
Your business demands the cloud for speed and agility. But is your database platform ready? Oracle can put you on the right path to a private cloud with Oracle Database Appliance.
These days, it seems like every tech magazine, vendor, and IT organization are relentlessly focused on cloud computing. It’s easy to get impatient with what may seem like a lot of hype, but there really is a good reason for all the excitement.
Last month, we hosted a conversation around leveraging Oracle MiniCluster’s simplicity, out-of-the-box performance and reliability to help enterprises adopt the same type of DevOps model that agile startups have adopted.
Cloud is fast becoming the operational model of choice and it’s transforming both business and IT. It enables people to create new technologies, new applications, and new delivery models. As a result, organizations are becoming more responsive, agile, and innovative.
These days, no topic commands more attention in boardrooms and on the front lines of business than cybersecurity. The frequency and intensity of attacks continues to grow. According to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle, The C-Suite, the Board and Cyber-Defense, organizations have witnessed a 42 percent increase in hacking, a 39 percent spike in malware and a 23 percent rise in financial theft over the past two years. Globally, cyber-crime is expected to reach $2 trillion by 2019.
In another 10 years, IT organizations will look back thoroughly amazed at the how digital innovation in the second decade of the millennium transformed business. Those working at companies that took advantage of new technology ideas to grow will look back on their IT-predecessors as pioneering heroes. Beleaguered programmers at companies that were too late to the show to stay ahead of the competition might wonder why the people who used to sit in their seats couldn’t—or, worse—didn’t do more to modernize their businesses.
One of the best things about the holidays is gathering with your family for a big holiday feast: to reflect on good times with loved ones and all our blessings. As 2016 has come to a close, I’d like to take a few moments to review some of the exciting happenings for Oracle’s family of engineered systems this past year.
Today’s guest post is from Christophe De Greve, a sales consultant for Oracle hyperconverged solutions in Benelux.
You may be wondering why I am talking about fruit and Oracle Database Appliance in the same sentence. Well, let me explain. Your Oracle Database is critical to your business so when deciding on a platform to run it, you want to make a solid choice. But, should you build your own system to run your Oracle Database or simply buy an Oracle Database Appliance?
Located in the Netherlands, Impulse Info Systems specializes in providing IT solutions for healthcare companies who treat patients with mental disabilities and substance abuse issues, through a custom application called USER.
An Oracle partner for 22 years, Impulse Info Systems uses Oracle Database Appliance as a cloud-to-customer solution, which means Impulse remotely manages and maintains Oracle Database Appliance, allowing their customers to focus on their daily business.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. They employ more than 21,000 people that strive to enhance the health, wealth, and careers of a 110 million people worldwide.
An Oracle customer for many years, Mercer uses Oracle Database Appliance for its EasyEnroll health and benefit administration software product, which is used by 7.6 million people across the globe.
We asked Lead Database Administrator Kari Jacobs why Mercer chose Oracle Database Appliance.
IT spend on innovation requires faster application development to keep up with business growth. Familiar approaches just don’t work. This is because companies are discovering that critical business applications are not just database or infrastructure, they’re really a combination storage, databases, and application servers.
The consequences of not choosing wisely when selecting new technology can be significant. By the time you tally up the cost of the software/hardware, the time spent implementing it, the effort on staff training, the migration away from legacy systems, and then any financial impact related to the new stuff not doing what you expected it to do… Well, it’s no surprise when upper management isn’t very polite about asking what the heck went wrong.
How many times have you been told that your IT budget was being cut? How often have you been told to do more with less? Perhaps not in so many words, but in resource reductions and in directives to optimize for cost.
From time to time, when vendors feel they have gotten exceptionally strong positive feedback from their customers, they ask IDC to study some of those customers and quantify their benefits. IDC follows a strict methodology for interviewing the customers, collecting quantifiable results, and calculating solution costs, return on investment, and business productivity gains realized from the products we look at.
At some point during the last decade, two-speed IT started gaining traction, and looked like the future of IT strategy for all companies. The need for it was undeniable: changing customer requirements and growing reliability on digitally-enabled processes increased the strain on IT infrastructures considerably, this no longer allowing for the slow responses legacy infrastructures returned.
Cybersecurity is no longer a task relegated to the CSO and IT department. A fully engaged and proactive C-suite can dramatically reduce risk. A recent report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle shed a light on best practices.
As humans we tend to fear the unknown and the unexpected. I remember as a kid that my younger brother took great pleasure in hiding around corners and yelling “Boo!” as I walked by. For me, the fear of someone or something potentially lurking around the corner was more frightening than the actual thing itself.
Today's guest blog post is by Michael Palmeter, Sr. Director, Engineered Systems Product Management at Oracle.
IT system security has never been more critical to the survival of modern enterprises. Every person who is involved with the selection of any given application platform now must assume that they will be held accountable for their choices.