Oracle Cloud Infrastructure joins VMware Cloud Universal Program

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure joins VMware Cloud Universal Program Duncan is an award-winning technology industry analyst, specialising in cloud computing, blockchain, martech and edge computing.


VMware has expanded its ongoing partnership with Oracle to help customers modernisie their VMware workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Under the expanded partnership, customers will be able to subscribe to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution as part of VMware Cloud Universal, a flexible purchasing and consumption program that helps businesses simplify procurement and accelerate adoption of eligible VMware Cloud services. The VMware Cloud Universal program is well-suited for customers with a hybrid cloud architecture, customers that have extended or variable cloud migration timelines, or cloud bursting requirements.

With VMware Cloud Universal, customers purchase credits which they will be able to use to deploy workloads on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. By applying their credits to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution subscriptions, customers will be able to take advantage of a simplified mechanism for managing their cloud-related expenses. Additionally, the VMware Cloud Acceleration Benefit gives VMware Cloud Universal customers a flexible way to leverage the value of their VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) perpetual licenses as they migrate on-premises workloads to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is designed for enterprises requiring the highest levels of scalability, performance, security, and administrative control. Customers can directly manage cloud infrastructure and VMware consoles for complete administrative control of their entire VMware stack. This enables enterprises to rapidly migrate on-premises VMware estates to the cloud with existing skills, best practices, and tools. VMware environments operate in more securely isolated customer tenancies at the highest levels of security, including FedRAMP High, to meet compliance requirements. In addition, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution delivers enterprise-level performance along with predictable costs, including the industry’s lowest data egress prices, and consistent low pricing across 45 global Oracle Cloud regions. With Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, customers gain OCI’s flexible cloud infrastructure and zero-trust security, while retaining the full VMware administrator experience and control.

Zia Yusuf, senior VP, strategic ecosystem and industry solutions, VMware, said: “Enabling a cloud-smart approach is about accelerating innovation by providing customers access to the best cloud environments for any app.

“VMware and Oracle are helping our customers become cloud smart by giving them faster and easier ways to purchase and deploy Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and our cross-cloud services. The combination of VMware and Oracle drives greater business agility, improves resiliency, and enables customers to benefit from cloud economics and scale.”

Oracle and VMware share a commitment to make it easier for customers to run VMware enterprise workloads in OCI. Since the launch of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, customers such as Cybereason, Atos, Telefonica, TIM Brasil, Aya Bank, San Jose Water, Maxim’s, Prophecy International and many other enterprises in finance, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and government agencies have adopted Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to accelerate their cloud journey and simplify application modernisation and multi-cloud operations.

Doug Smith, senior vice president, global strategic partnerships, Oracle, said: “Oracle continues to evolve its partnership with VMware and with this new integration into the VMware Cloud Universal program customers can get a more seamless way to procure subscriptions for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

“Enterprise customers need to have choices for how they procure their infrastructure and applications. With VMware Cloud Universal, VMware and Oracle customers have additional flexibility to build and operate their applications, databases, and workloads in OCI.”

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