If you are an Oracle customer, or currently looking to do business with Oracle, it will become quickly apparent that Oracle is hyper focused on their cloud solutions.
Given Oracle’s track record, when focused on something, they are definitely a force to be reckoned with.
I was recently working with a customer who needed to purchase additional Oracle software licenses. Of course this customer had a substantial discount in mind in exchange for moving forward with the deal in a fairly short timeframe. To meet their request, I was able to package in some public cloud services as part of the deal.
It’s no secret that Oracle is offering steep discounts to customers signing on for Oracle Cloud Credits.
In the case of this particular client, the addition of some public cloud services was a great bonus, as they were considering ways to explore the cloud prior to the deal.
For other companies doing business with Oracle, these cloud credits are likely to become part of their contracts – whether they are aware of how to use them or not.
The main question companies acquiring Oracle’s Cloud need to ask themselves is “How do I maximize my Oracle Cloud credits?”
Business and IT leaders alike are also asking:
- What does the Oracle Cloud look like?
- How do I get there?
- What are the best use cases that fit my organization’s specific requirements?
Start with a hybrid cloud approach.
A safe place to start evaluating Oracle Cloud solutions is through a hybrid cloud approach. With a hybrid cloud approach, you can continue leveraging your existing on premise investments while moving some of the lower environments to the cloud.
Based on our experience, here are some of the top hybrid cloud use cases to START adopting the Oracle Public Cloud and begin to maximize your investment (assuming Oracle Cloud credits were factored in as part of your license purchase):
- Development and Test Environments
- Database Back Ups
- Distributed Workloads (or “Cloudbursting”)
Not only is this approach a nice first step into Oracle’s Cloud, but it allows for a low compute cost and quick time-to-market for some of these lower non-critical environments.