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Why Oracle is the Cloud of the Future

Oracle is the cloud of the future.

This was one of the main themes over the past two days at Oracle’s annual Media Day. Though the above statement may seem grandiose, I watched and listened as speaker after speaker backed it up in combination with customers who are benefiting from the work Oracle is doing and how Oracle is uniquely positioned for today’s modern enterprise.

During my keynote on Day 2 of Media Day, I discussed Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s secure, intelligent edge to a group of close to 50 journalists from around the world. My key point is a paradox that all companies, whether cloud native or traditional enterprise, are facing: The Internet is now part of your business network and companies are responsible for the quality of service but they are relying on a network whose quality of service they can’t control.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is working tirelessly to make the Internet a better, safer place for companies to run their business so that IT, application, & network teams can build and run great digital experiences with a high quality of service to their users. One of the ways we’re doing this is by assembling an increasingly complete suite of edge services through M&A, partnerships, and world leading product development.

The edge is so important because it is how end-users access your applications and websites. Most of these end-users are doing this by using the Internet, which is an incredibly volatile place. Edge services, like DNS and Web Application Security, help your end-users get to where they need to go and then protect their sensitive information once they get there.

In my talk, I showed how Dyn and Zenedge, two recent Oracle acquisitions, are playing a role in bringing this mission to life. I think many companies, Oracle included, do excellent jobs publicizing acquisitions but then forget to show later how those acquisitions have become a strategic fit and have moved from inorganic to organic in product development.

The below graphic shows how Dyn and Zenedge, now collectively Oracle Dyn, are helping Oracle end-users.

That combination has created an incredibly innovative suite of edge services but it has also provided Oracle with a secret sauce: unique Internet intelligence. Oracle is using this insight, garnered from 15 + years of measuring, collecting, and analyzing Internet infrastructure and security data and a global network of real-time sensors delivering billions of daily performance measurements, to help customers.

It has done that by building the data into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console, making it available through APIs and also ensuring all other Oracle entities and cloud products leverage the same data for improved performance, availability and differentiation.

Soon we will be democratizing that data for the first time for public consumption. More on that in the coming weeks.

But for now I will just say it was fun sharing Oracle’s vision with the international media. I think that vision really resonated with them. From their reporting they truly understand that the world’s most important network is volatile but Oracle is working hard to make it better.

Yes, Oracle is truly the cloud of the future.


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Kyle York
Whois: Kyle York

Kyle York is GM & VP, Product Strategy, and has been a long-time executive, having joined in 2008. Over the years, he has held go-to-market leadership roles in worldwide sales, marketing, and services. In his current role, Kyle focuses on overall corporate strategy, including: positioning and evangelism, new market entry, strategic alliances and partnerships, M&A, and business development. Outside of Oracle Dyn, Kyle is an angel investor, entrepreneur, and advisor in several startups.