How Zenedge Could Benefit Oracle in the IaaS Space


Mar. 8 2018, Updated 9:40 a.m. ET

Zenedge could enhance Oracle cloud infrastructure capabilities

Previously in this series, we saw how Zenedge could complement Oracle’s (ORCL) capabilities in cloud security. According to MarketsandMarkets research, the cloud security market is expected to grow at a CAGR[1. compound annual growth rate] of 25.5% to reach ~$12.7 billion in 2022 from ~$4.1 billion in 2017. Within the cloud security space, email security and web accounted for the largest share.

Zenedge states that its offerings can lead to an ~99.8% improvement in page load times and a 99.0% reduction in harmful website traffic. Zenedge offerings are powered by automation and AI (artificial intelligence).

Sharing his thoughts on Zenedge’s buyout, Don Johnson, SVP of product development at Oracle (ORCL), said, “Customers demand enterprise-grade infrastructure to run their critical business systems in the cloud.”

Johnson added, “The combination with Zenedge equips Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with integrated, next-generation network and infrastructure security, to address modern security threats.” By acquiring Zenedge, Oracle is expanding its footprint in IaaS as well as the DNS space.

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Automation and AI in the enterprise application space

At its CloudWorld event held in New York in February 2018, Mark Hurd, Oracle’s CEO, noted that 90% of enterprise applications are expected to feature integrated AI capabilities. By integrating AI into its offerings, Oracle is trying to scale its cloud operations.

Oracle has integrated AI, ML (machine learning), and autonomous capabilities to its first autonomous database cloud, Oracle 18c.


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