Oracle Touts AT&T Cloud Deployment

Hungry for attention as a public cloud provider, Oracle lands a major customer in AT&T.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

June 21, 2017

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Oracle Touts AT&T Cloud Deployment

On its earnings call Wednesday, Oracle bragged about a big deal for AT&T to deploy enterprise applications on Oracle's cloud, saying the agreement will be a signal to other enterprises to follow the service provider's lead.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has agreed to migrate thousands of existing Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) databases, with petabytes of data and associated application workloads to the Oracle Cloud, Oracle executives said in the company's earnings announcement.

The AT&T deal, announced May 4, provided no revenue in the most recent quarter. But AT&T will be an important reference customer and will demonstrate cloud momentum, CEO Mark Hurd said on the earnings call.

AT&T has more than 10,000 Oracle databases, including several hundred large databases with 70% to 75% of all company data. In the migration, AT&T needed to satisfy regulatory requirements on the kinds of data allowable in the public cloud, as well modernizing and consolidating infrastructure and applications.

For more on Oracle's earnings (spoiler alert: they were great), see our sister site, Enterprise Cloud News: Oracle Earnings Soar on Cloud Growth .

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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