Vodafone calls on Oracle to speed up cloud transition

Oracle and Vodafone have entered into 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 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 Oracle databases and support and scale its OSS and BSS systems.

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 systems.

Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said: “Telecom companies are reimagining their business models to innovate and monetize new opportunities at speed and at scale. 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.”

Scott Petty, chief digital and IT officer at Vodafone, said: “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. The agreement enables Oracle to bring its entire portfolio of cloud services directly into Vodafone data centers.”