Oracle Unveils New Programs that Transform how Customers Buy and Consume Cloud

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Oracle Unveils New Programs that Transform how Customers Buy and Consume Cloud

Oracle Unveils New Programs that Transform how Customers Buy and Consume Cloud

Oracle announces lowest list prices, higher performance, and more automation to provide customers with the lowest total cost of ownership

Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison has announced new programs that lower costs by delivering increased automation and flexibility and enable customers to get more value from their existing Oracle software investments.

“We are completely transforming the way all companies buy and use cloud by providing flexibility and choice,” said Ellison. “Today, we combined the lowest prices with the highest performance and more automation to deliver a lower total cost of ownership for our customers.”

While organizations are eager to move to the cloud, many have not due to obstacles that have forced them to choose between flexibility and lower costs.  They have been challenged by the complexity of the cloud and the inability to rebalance spend across different services. Organizations have also been constrained by limited visibility and control over cloud spend. Until now, they have been unable to fully leverage their on-premises software investments in the cloud, having been limited to IaaS services or sacrificing key database features at the PaaS layer. Oracle’s new cloud programs address customers’ cloud adoption challenges by improving and simplifying the way they purchase and consume cloud services.

Customers with existing on-premises licenses can leverage that investment to use Oracle Database Cloud at a fraction of the old PaaS price. Running Oracle Database on Oracle IaaS is faster and offers more features than Amazon, delivering the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership. Additionally, customers can further reduce management and operational costs required for on-premises maintenance by taking advantage of this PaaS automation.

Oracle is also introducing Universal Credits, the industry’s most flexible buying and consumption model for cloud services.  With Universal Credits, customers have one simple contract that provides unlimited access to all current and future Oracle PaaS and IaaS services, spanning Oracle Cloud and Oracle Cloud at Customer. Customers gain on-demand access to all services plus the benefit of the lower cost of pre-paid services.  Additionally, they have the flexibility to upgrade, expand or move services across data centres based on their requirements. With Universal Credits, customers gain the ability to switch the PaaS or IaaS services they are using without having to notify Oracle. Customers also benefit from using new services with their existing set of cloud credits when made available.

Oracle’s new Universal Credit and ‘Bring Your Own License to PaaS’ will be available on September 25, 2017. These programs span Oracle Cloud and Oracle Cloud at Customer.

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