Moving to IaaS fundamental to stay competitive


RIYADH — The proportion of businesses reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services is increasing, according to the latest quarterly global survey of 1,610 IT professionals. Two-thirds of respondents from Saudi Arabia (66 percent) believe Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) makes it easier for businesses to innovate, up from 62 percent last quarter.

Nearly half of respondents from Saudi Arabia (49 percent) found their organization is already experiencing improved productivity from their migration to cloud, while 60 percent said it has significantly reduced time to deployment of new applications and services.

The study also revealed 60 percent of businesses in Saudi Arabia believe companies not investing in IaaS will struggle to keep up with those that are, while 40 percent say IaaS is already delivering a competitive advantage.

Thamer Alharbi, Country Managing Director – Saudi Arabia at Oracle, said: “The investments that businesses have made in cloud infrastructure are paying off with gains in productivity, innovation and time to deployment. In Saudi Arabia many businesses are seeing these benefits and already see cloud as a competitive advantage. The appetite for cloud is growing and the market is rapidly maturing. This makes for a very exciting moment in time. The early adopters are all on board. Ambitious and visionary companies have made the move and are seeing the benefits of cloud. Now, the remaining businesses need to look at this trend as it continues to soar and they need to decide when to make their move, or risk being left behind.”

The findings of the survey echo the benefits Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure customers are already seeing in terms of high availability, high performance and cost efficiency.

Organizations including Australian Finance Group, Benchmark, Pernod Ricard Asia, Telesoft, and Total are amongst those who have chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to speed innovation and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, which is managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, provides organizations with everything they need to migrate, build, and run production, business-critical applications in the cloud. Oracle’s consistently fast infrastructure services offer comprehensive control and the versatility to run both traditional and cloud-native workloads, with predictable savings. — SG