While the overall trend of the growing adoption rate of the public cloud is clear, higher education’s applications and legacy infrastructure often remain in on-premises data centers, partly because IT leaders are skeptical about a public cloud provider’s ability to meet a campus’ requirements.
This skepticism has been warranted as most public clouds lack the capabilities necessary to host mission-critical applications. First-generation cloud vendors offered basic cloud infrastructure that just couldn’t support high-end computing demands and often failed to provide consistent performance required by a campus that is online 24×7.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), a second generation cloud platform, on the other hand, delivers an enterprise-grade public cloud. OCI was designed to run enterprise applications and databases and delivers the performance, versatility, and governance required by higher education while offering a level of performance often exceeding what is commonly found in on-premises environments. Oracle also offers tools to migrate existing applications to the cloud without forcing you to re-architect those applications, making it a great solution for any college or university seeing climbing IT maintenance costs or underperforming legacy environments running in a data center on-premises.
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