In order to get more value out of on-premises infrastructure investments, businesses previously used technologies such as virtualisation. Although this would be to the detriment of system performance, the resulting increase in infrastructure utilisation was well worthwhile.

But then came the cost-effective and hardware-refresh-free solution of public cloud infrastructure services, which replaced data centre hardware including networking, compute, and storage.

While businesses continue to shift their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) to VM-based public cloud infrastructure services, they also want solutions that include cloud-native development projects and operations.

This is where next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enters the fray…

A closer look at next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

“Next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal services already deliver higher-performance networking than first-generation infrastructure services and support for lightweight containers for developing, deploying, and running a range of platform services,” says Tom Haunert, Editor of Oracle Magazine.

“Containers deliver those operations without the virtualisation-overhead penalties of first-generation infrastructure-as-a-service offerings.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was built with not only raw power in mind, but also flexibility. According to Marc Levy, an architect and vice president of software development at Oracle, a key idea was to meet customers where they are, as he explains:

“If they want to move their applications as they are, they can do that. And they can do that because Oracle Cloud Infrastructure supports a wide variety of compute – from virtual machines to bare metal services to engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata – all in the same cloud infrastructure.”

How it can transform your IT and business

One company that has benefitted from next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is Zenotech, which helps engineers at aerospace companies, automotive companies, and civil engineering firms simulate airflow over airplane wings, airflow around buildings, and similar types of complex engineering challenges.

One of its key software platforms and cloud brokerage services, Elastic Private Interactive Cloud (EPIC), allows customers to initiate and scale these complex jobs within a high-performance computing environment.

“We invested in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure because it includes some of the latest hardware available anywhere in the world,” says David Standingford, director and cofounder at Zenotech.

“By linking directly with Oracle infrastructure, our EPIC platform, which is designed to match elements in complex, heterogeneous workflows with the optimal hardware, will have unmatched performance.”