Zoom opts for Oracle as demand soars

Oracle has announced that Zoom has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to be an additional cloud infrastructure provider for its core online meeting service, helping support the unexpected growth Zoom has experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoom usage spiked to 300 million daily meeting participants in April, up 50 percent from 200 million the previous month, and the company required immediate additional capacity to sustain this sudden upsurge in users. Within hours of deployment, OCI supported hundreds of thousands of concurrent meeting participants. 

Safra Catz, Oracle CEO, said: “Video communications has become an essential part of our professional and personal lives, and Zoom has led this industry’s innovation. We are proud to work with Zoom, as both their cloud infrastructure provider and as a customer.”

After achieving full production, Zoom is now enabling millions of simultaneous meeting participants on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle’s second-generation cloud infrastructure will help Zoom to continue to deliver its service to its customer base and adapt to changing demands.

Eric S Yuan, chief executive officer at Zoom, added: “We recently experienced the most significant growth our business has ever seen, requiring massive increases in our service capacity. We explored multiple platforms, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was instrumental in helping us quickly scale our capacity and meet the needs of our new users.”