Oracle signs Cloud deal with AT&T

AT&TOracle announced its deal with telecom giant AT&T move its internal databases to Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

AT&T will migrate existing Oracle databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to Oracle Cloud.

AT&T will have access to Oracle’s cloud portfolio offerings both in the public cloud and on AT&T’s Integrated Cloud. This includes Oracle’s IaaS, PaaS, Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) which will help increase productivity, reduce IT costs.

AT&T has also agreed to implement Oracle’s Field Service Cloud (OFSC) to optimize its scheduling and dispatching for its more than 70,000 field technicians. OFSC enables AT&T to combine its machine learning and big data capabilities with Oracle’s technology to increase the productivity, on-time arrivals and job duration accuracy of AT&T’s field technicians.

“The Oracle Cloud will enable AT&T to use Oracle technology more efficiently across every layer of the technology stack. This includes AT&T’s massive redeployment of Oracle Databases, which will be provisioned entirely from the Oracle Cloud Platform including our highly cost effective Exadata as a Service,” said Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle.

AT&T aims to virtualize 75 percent of its core network functions by 2020, hitting 55 percent by the end of 2017.

“We call this 3-pronged approach AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo, and it’s all about enabling a seamless and intuitive network experience for our customers,” said John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of AT&T Technology and Operations.