It is confirmed: Oracle was the cloud infrastructure provider chosen to provide Zoom's videoconferencing platform. The partnership began to be designed in mid-March, as revealed this afternoon by Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of engineering for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, at an online press briefing.
The same official guaranteed that the agreement will not only serve to respond to possible greater demand in the current pandemic moment, and should last for many years. The possibility of recourse to Oracle's Autonomous functionalities is also being considered between the parties.
We have recently experienced the most significant growth that our business has seen in recent years, requiring massive increases in our service capacity. We explored multiple platforms and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was instrumental in helping us scale quickly, justifies Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan, in the press release.
Performance, scalability, reliability and superior security in the cloud were aspects that contributed to the choice, stressed the responsible.
Such capabilities and the location of the data centers appear to have placed Oracle in a prominent position to immediately facilitate Zoom's expansion. According to the companies, a few hours after the partnership started, Oracle already secured the sessions simultaneously with the hundreds of thousands of users of the video platform.
Currently, and according to Zoom data, more than seven petabytes per day are already being transferred via Oracle's cloud servers, which is equivalent to 93 years of HD video.