Oracles promotes choice for every step of the cloud journey

Speaking to the media via recent virtual session, Cherian Varghese, Regional Managing Director of Oracle ASEAN & SAGE said that businesses need to balance urgent and critical short-term needs with long-term strategic priorities as economies reopen and also address specific challenges that organizations have had to overcome at a time when customers and the workforce stay at home.  


The past few months have shown how organizations with low to zero digital business model are taking the hit, especially for companies in the consumer-facing sectors.   For businesses in Thailand, this would mean investing in efforts to ensure their survival during a period of uncertainty.   Many businesses have had to evaluate their operations and make tough decisions. Across the board, organizations that have been quick to innovate and pivot based on market demands and landscape at present time are finding themselves in a better place.


Resiliency in these #BusinessasUnusual times


He continued to share that in today’s “new normal”, organizations must reconcile with workforce changes and find new ways to engage with customers. Governments and businesses alike are finding ways to address the economic impact and mitigate supply chain volatility and risks.


“As a result of the current situation, customers we’re speaking to come to us with two things on their mind – how to plan for a contingency and how to bulletproof or future-proof their current IT operations. The cloud presents itself as an attractive and flexible option for organizations to accelerate the standardization and automation required to enable business continuity, while planning ahead,” said Varghese.


For business users, Oracle offers a complete suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud-based application services. These services are ready-to-use solutions that enable users to automate sales and marketing activities, human resources operations, enterprise planning, financial management, supply chain management, and so on.


In ASEAN, Oracle SaaS customers include Swire Pacific Offshore, EEI Corporation, Bukalapak, and Asia Commercial Bank.


In SAGE W, Oracle SaaS customers include Telenor Pakistan, United Bank Limited, bKash , Grameen Phone , MAS Holdings and Virtusa.


Cloud is a journey


While the market is seeing an accelerated interest in cloud adoption, some businesses are still hindered from taking the leap by security concerns and data residency regulations.


As trusted advisors and strategic partners guiding organizations through this uncertainty, Oracle has been providing options to customers navigating the current situation and setting themselves up for a faster rebound.


“We acknowledge the challenges in the landscape and complexities that businesses face when migrating to the cloud. It’s important for businesses to have flexibility and multiple options on their journey to the cloud,” continued Varghese.


Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected]


Driven by strong customer demand, Oracle recently announced Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], the industry’s first fully-managed cloud region that brings all of Oracle’s second-generation cloud services, including Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud applications, to customer datacenters.


Until today, no solution was able to bridge the gap.  On-premises offerings from other cloud providers offer a very small subset of the services available in their public cloud regions. 


With this offering, Oracle is making all of its cloud services -- more than 50 services -- available on-premises so enterprises can use Oracle’s cloud services wherever they need them – in the cloud or on-premises via [email protected]


This is ideal for highly regulated or security-focused businesses needing to meet demanding latency and data residency requirements, reduce operational costs, and modernize legacy applications. 


Oracle Exadata [email protected]


Over the last three years, Exadata [email protected] has been deployed at hundreds of customers, including large financial services companies, telecoms, healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to modernize their infrastructure.


Building on the success of Oracle’s Exadata [email protected] service, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata [email protected] last week.

Exadata [email protected] helps meet customer’s requirements for strict data sovereignty and security by delivering high-performance Exadata Cloud Service capabilities behind customer’s data centre firewall.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


For organizations that are ready for public cloud, Oracle encourages customers to build their applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). OCI delivers modern cloud development tools for businesses looking to “move and improve” its traditional workloads.


“The goal for OCI is to have better performance than the rest of the Cloud market and also deliver the best pricing for that performance,” said Varghese. “We are currently on track to launch our OCI region in Singapore within our current financial year to better meet the demands of our customers in the region.”


Companies like Seven Philippine Corporation (7-11 Philippines), Vitarich, Partex, Citi Bank Bangladesh, Pak-Qatar Takaful(Pakistan), Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (Pakistan), Maldives Police, Cargills (Sri Lanka) and Sunshine Holding (Sri Lanka) are examples of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers.



Varghese highlighted that businesses have the power to choose and shape their own future; the increased need to build resiliency now, build adaptable organizations to meet the needs of our new economy, and plan for how to successfully manage this change in the long term.