Oracle has scored another important cloud contract, as cloud communication platform 8×8 has migrated from AWS for secure video.
8×8 is a cloud communication platform that helps businesses run a virtual office, with business phone numbers, voicemail, extensions, auto-receptionists, voice meetings, chat and more. As such, cloud infrastructure is vital for 8×8 to successfully meet its customers’ needs.
Like many communication platforms, 8×8 has seen explosive growth during the pandemic. This resulted in the company needing to expand its cloud infrastructure to keep up.
“As video meetings quickly became the connective tissue of today’s new world, we saw our user count soar. To support that exponential growth, we looked at several platforms and chose Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud infrastructure for its strong security, outstanding price/performance, and world-class support to serve this new surge of users,” said Vik Verma, CEO of 8×8.
In particular, Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure offered 25% better performance per node than AWS, while saving 8×8 more than 80% in network outbound costs.
Oracle recently inked a deal to help Zoom keep up with its own surge of growth. With the 8×8 deal, Oracle is establishing itself as a serious contender for mission-critical cloud architecture.