Oracle Bets Big On Large Firms With Cloud Offerings

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 23, 2014

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Oracle India believes that the future of every enterprise is on the Cloud, and is betting big on large firm with its cloud offerings, the company clearly stated at its recent CloudWorld event in New Delhi. The technology giant presented a comprehensive view of its cloud offerings to over 1200 delegates, partners and customers from across the country at the event. Addressing the event from a webcast, Mark Hurd, President, Oracle Corporation, insisted that Oracle’s global strategy was to provide customers flexibility and security with company’s Cloud offerings.

Upbeat on the multi-billion dollar cloud opportunity in India, technology giant Oracle is focussing on sectors like government, BFSI, healthcare and telecom to deliver customized, connected and secure solutions. Many small and large customers of Oracle like Jabong, Airtel Learning, Hero Motor Corp, Thomas Cook, Intel and Adobe are the early users of cloud solutions. “While e-Commerce and new-age companies were early adopters of cloud technology, the trend is now catching up fast with larger  enterprises, as they look at increasing operational efficiency and optimizing costs,” Sandeep Mathur, MD, Oracle India told PTI.

The CloudWorld event that took place in India for the second time within a year (the previous one was held in Mumbai) also saw the release of 10 new Oracle Cloud services. The new services expand Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of application, social, platform and infrastructure services. Over the last few years, Oracle has seen the cloud disruption not only taking place at start-ups but also in large enterprises, who are now looking at cloud as the next engine growth, the company said in a statement.

Kumar emphasized that Oracle’s partners play a vital role, the company has further extended its existing partner program for its cloud partners. “Under the Oracle Partner Network we are building our channel ecosystems. Today, many of our niche and existing partners are selling cloud offerings to their customers. We have partners like Wipro, Accenture, Cognizant, HCL technologies, Virtuos and Marketone who are doing remarket and implementation of Oracle cloud solutions. More than 80 percent of Oracles’ business is generated through Partners,” he said.

Oracle also announced the launch of Oracle Cloud Marketplace - a global marketplace where partners can publish applications and customers can browse through and discover new solutions to address their business needs. Featuring more than 100 business applications developed by Oracle partners, the Oracle Cloud Marketplace enables Oracle Cloud customers to easily browse, evaluate, and buy trusted business applications, said the company.