Austin, USA: Oracle has launched its new Oracle Cloud Lift Services to help customers streamline the migration of their workloads to the cloud. It’s one of the many changes the company is making to speed up cloud migration for customers.
With the new services, Oracle said the customers have access to technical tools and cloud engineering resources. It will help them to quickly migrate workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Access to these resources is free to all existing and new Oracle cloud customers globally.
“Our customers want a seamless path to the cloud with the right guidance, solution architecture and hands-on help we can provide,” said Vinay Kumar, SVP – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
“Oracle Cloud Lift Services is just one of several changes we are implementing to accelerate customer success on Oracle Cloud,” added Kumar.
The company said its new program provides a single point of contact for all technical delivery. It removes critical expertise barriers for OCI services adoption, speeding time to value and creating faster opportunities to innovate.
With Oracle Cloud Lift Services, customers get access to Oracle cloud engineers and premier technical services. Seattle Sounders FC, Cargill and Rice University are among the early enterprise customers that have accelerated migrations to OCI recently.
For customers, the program provides access to cloud engineering resources for activities. That ranges from performance analysis, application architecture, hands-on migrations and go-live support.
Besides the free access, Oracle said it will work with customers until their workloads are in production. It will help to train customer staff on best practices so they have the expertise to run the environment moving forward.
Customers and partners are already seeing value in this new program and are getting through migrations faster, claimed Oracle.
Infosys, one of the partners of Oracle in India is combining its Cobalt cloud offerings with Oracle’s new services to cater to their joint customers.
“Oracle Cloud Lift Services together with Infosys Cobalt cloud offerings help our joint customers accelerate the work of migrating to the cloud and drive faster business results,” said Gopikrishnan Konnanath, SVP & Service Offering Head, Oracle Services, Infosys.
“As a partner, we ensure client success through outcome-driven transformation programs that build differentiated capabilities to help our clients become resilient, agile and competitive,” added Konnanath.
Seattle Sounders FC, the American professional soccer club is among the Oracle customers in the US that have benefitted from Oracle Cloud Lift Services. The soccer club is working closely with OCI to overhaul its data systems to build next-generation analytics tools.
“This keeps us ahead of the competition on and off the field. With Oracle Cloud Lift Services, we’re able to accelerate our migration to the cloud, providing us with valuable hands-on expertise from Oracle’s Cloud Engineering team,” said Ravi Ramineni, VP – Soccer Analytics and Research, Seattle Sounders FC.
Rice University is another customer that is using Oracle Cloud Lift Services to help deploy Open Nebula on Oracle Cloud. The process involves technical work such as the deployment of large-scale Kubernetes clusters running on GPUs. This is one of the largest open-source projects the university IT team is involved in.
“We are delighted that this project with Oracle has enabled Oracle and Rice to contribute this resource back to the Open Nebula community. The close collaboration between Oracle technical experts and my team has provided learning opportunities. And enabled us to explore new and innovative technical solutions,” said Klara Jelinkova, CIO, Rice University.