Oracle Picks Up Vodafone OCI Deal
June 22, 2022
and Vodafone started a strategic partnership to modernize the operator’s
European IT infrastructure and accelerate its transition to the cloud.
Under the multi-year agreement, Vodafone will modernize and migrate a large
number of its systems to OCI Dedicated Region, a fully managed cloud region that
brings all of Oracle’s public cloud services into Vodafone’s own network and
data centers. This will provide a dedicated cloud platform for Vodafone to
modernize its thousands of Oracle databases as well as to support and scale its
mission-critical OSS and BSS systems, including CRM and order management.
The implementation will also enable Vodafone to build new cloud-based
applications faster, and by taking advantage of its geographical scale, launch
them in multiple markets at the same time.
Oracle will deploy OCI Dedicated Region in Vodafone’s main data centers that
manage its European IT and network operations. The deployment of public cloud
services directly inside Vodafone’s own network and data centers will enable the
operator to flexibly modernize, manage and automate its critical systems using
new technologies such as autonomous services, and more easily meet the latency
and performance requirements of these applications.
Vodafone will also have close access to compute resources that enable it to
dynamically augment and scale services in multiple geographies according to
changing business requirements, while reducing operational costs and meeting
data residency regulations.
The partnership supports Vodafone’s multi-year initiative to consolidate and
modernize the technology infrastructure that supports its mission-critical
systems into a shared, on-premises, open-standard platform capable of supporting
and scaling next-generation digital services. It will also help Vodafone further
its Tech 2025 goals: reducing time-to-market of its services, providing
stand-out customer experiences through always-on services, and reducing
operational costs through automation.
“As Vodafone focuses on growth, data is key to how we evolve our business, build
new capabilities and innovate to meet the needs of our customers. Our
collaboration with Oracle supports our vision of becoming a technology
communications company,” said Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer, Vodafone.
“The agreement enables Oracle to bring its entire portfolio of cloud services
directly into Vodafone data centers. This includes the same architecture,
software, services and control plane used in OCI public cloud. The flexibility
offered by OCI enables us to build a robust, secure, and extensible cloud
platform in our own data centers, while also providing the operational agility
and scalability required to support the growth and diversification of our
companies are reimagining their business models to innovate and monetize new
opportunities at speed and at scale,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice
president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Vodafone is at the forefront of this
thinking, and we are excited to bring the power of OCI to Vodafone’s data
centers to support the company and its partners as they fast-track this vision
and deliver the next generation of connected services.”
“Now more than ever, telecom companies need to quickly adopt new technologies to
deliver new innovative products at speed while continuing to meet evolving
regulatory requirements. Our partnership with Vodafone is based on achieving
this balance, providing a cloud platform that enables Vodafone to modernize and
consolidate its existing infrastructure while also building a foundation for a
digital future. We are looking forward to partnering with one of the telecom
sector’s digital trailblazers as we help shape the next generation of
communication services and business models,” said Jonathan Tikochinsky,
executive vice president, global strategic clients, Oracle.