Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 - Page 43


New Oracle Support Rewards programme helps customers accelerate cloud migrations

T ech giant Oracle has announced a new Oracle Support Rewards programme to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software licence support costs . Now , customers making new commitments to buy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ( OCI ) services can earn rewards that reduce or even eliminate their Oracle on-premises technology licensing support bills .

With this programme , all Oracle technology licence support customers will earn at least US $ 0.25 of Support Rewards for each dollar of OCI Universal Credits they purchase and consume . Customers with Oracle Unlimited Licence Agreements ( ULA ) will save even more – earning rewards at a 33 % rate . This means that a ULA customer with an Oracle technology licence support bill of US $ 500,000 could eliminate that bill entirely by migrating US $ 1.5 million of workloads to OCI .
“ OCI is Oracle ’ s fastest growing business because we built a unique Generation 2 cloud infrastructure platform capable of running the most demanding mission-critical workloads faster , more reliably , and more securely than our on-premises systems ,” said Larry Ellison , Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer , Oracle . “ We want to enable more customers to take advantage of our Gen 2 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure . Oracle Support Rewards gives customers an easy way to simultaneously reduce their software support spend as they increase the speed of their cloud adoption .”
CIOs and IT organisations are pressured to drive innovation , often without new budget . The Oracle Support Rewards programme creates more value for existing Oracle technology customers , making adoption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure even more cost-effective . Like frequent flyer miles , a customer ’ s Support Rewards are automatically added in the OCI Console every month and Rewards can be applied anytime .
Oracle Support Rewards joins the Oracle Universal Credits , Oracle Bring Your Own Licence , Oracle Customer to Cloud and the recently launched Oracle Cloud Lift programmes , which are all aimed at accelerating customers ’ Digital Transformations while offering a great customer experience . Oracle Cloud Lift coupled with Oracle Support Rewards and OCI ’ s already competitive pricing , makes it simple and cost-effective for customers to migrate more workloads to the cloud .
“ Oracle is building differentiation in its cloud infrastructure services by staying laser focused on the unique needs of its customers ,” said Dave McCarthy , Vice President , Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services , IDC . “ Oracle Support Rewards combined with flexible and transparent
Larry Ellison , Chairman of the Board and CTO , Oracle
pricing are essential in attracting new business and accelerating adoption of OCI .” Customers and partners like Allegis Group , Cognizant and Experian are already seeing value in this new programme . Oracle partners benefit from added customer incentive to move to the cloud . In particular , cloud service providers can pass on the savings from Oracle Support Rewards to their OCI customers .
“ Allegis Group is a global provider of talent solutions . Oracle has helped us design a robust cloud adoption strategy that balances benefits to our users and our business , with immediate modernisation of core applications like PeopleSoft and adoption of SaaS over time ,” said Brian Lindner , Chief Information Officer , Allegis Group . •