Oracle and AT&T have announced AT&T will be moving thousands of AT&T's databases into the Oracle Cloud platform.
Read their press release HERE
This is part of AT&T's plan to virtualize their Wide Area Network. "The company’s goal is to virtualize 75% of its core network functions by 2020, hitting 55% by the end of 2017."
Historically, there are two major challenges to address with virtualization:
- Security - Is my data safe?
- Functionality - Is the software robust enough to meet my core business functions?
This represents another check mark in the column for the future of Cloud-based systems. If AT&T trusts their data to the Cloud, maybe your company can, too.
Now, let's see if it helps them get the cable guy to my house on time.