Time to Cross the Chasm & Move to the Cloud

Posted by Stefania Frigerio

The era of digital disruption is here. Just like Oracle, we all have to “cross the chasm” to take advantage of this new Cloud era.This blog looks at some of the major announcements form Oracle on Cloud.

Oracle recently announced some very exciting new Cloud offerings. You can watch Larry Ellison’s full presentation on the Oracle Cloud here 

It is a very interesting talk, worth watching, on how Oracle has “crossed the chasm” from being purely an on-premise Enterprise Software supplier to being an On-premise and Cloud supplier.
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Larry Ellison said “Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier and it’s one-tenth their price.” Read the full Oracle Cloud Press Release

The Oracle Cloud Platform helps customers to :

  • Build new applications 
  •  Extend & integrate existing ones
  • Easily move existing on-premises workloads to the cloud with no application changes

Some of the key points from Larry Ellison's Cloud presentation are summarized below:

  • Oracle Offers the most comprehensive Cloud with all 3 tiers of Computing Delivered:
    • Applications: Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Platform (PaaS): Database, Middleware, Analytics, Integration. All the technologies to move all your data into cloud, Java, NoJS, Rubys and multiple programming languages. 
    • Infrastructure (IaaS): Compute service, Storage service, Open Stack, Linux, XenVM...

  • Complete Cloud Application Suite: Oracle offers a complete, comprehensive suite of Enterprise Applications in the cloud:CX, HCM, ERP, EPM, Supply Chain, Manufacturing (coming later this year) with a common denominator: social. 

  • Co-existence  of on-premise & Cloud: With Oracle, Cloud and on-premise are completely compatible and you can move from the on-premise to the Cloud ( and back again) with jus the push of a button. 

Key features & benefits of Oracle Cloud Applications:

  • Broadest Applications Offering on the market
  • Built on industry standards – Java, standards based middleware
  • Service Oriented Architecture – simplifies integration
  • Build in business Intelligence social & mobile
  • Modern User Interface – Web, mobile, HTML5



In my role as Product Strategy Director for Redfaire, it is my job to look at how we can help you, our JD Edwards ERP customers, to leverage all this R&D and innovation. Over the coming months, I look forward to meeting and talking with you to discuss how we can Cloud enable your business.

The era of digital disruption is here. Just like Oracle, we all have to “cross the chasm” to take advantage of this new Cloud era. I hope that like me you are looking forward to this exciting project.

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