Oracle today announced a new Oracle Support Rewards program to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software license support costs. Now, customers making new commitments to buy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services can earn rewards that reduce or even eliminate their Oracle on-premises technology licensing support bills.
With this program, all Oracle technology license support customers will earn at least 25 cents of Support Rewards for each dollar of OCI Universal Credits they purchase and consume. Customers with Oracle Unlimited License Agreements (ULA) will save even more – earning rewards at a 33 percent rate. This means that a ULA customer with an Oracle technology license support bill of $500,000 could eliminate that bill entirely by migrating $1.5M of workloads to OCI.
“OCI is Oracle’s fastest growing business because we built a unique Generation 2 cloud infrastructure platform capable of running the most demanding mission-critical workloads faster, more reliably, and more securely than our on-premises systems,” said Oracle Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison. “We want to enable more customers to take advantage of our Gen 2 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Support Rewards gives customers an easy way to simultaneously reduce their software support spend as they increase the speed of their cloud adoption.”
CIOs and IT organizations are pressured to drive innovation, often without new budget. The Oracle Support Rewards program creates more value for existing Oracle technology customers, making adoption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure even more cost-effective. Like frequent flyer miles, a customer’s Support Rewards are automatically added in the OCI Console every month, and Rewards can be applied anytime.
Chris Chelliah, Senior Vice President, Technology and Customer Strategy, Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan: “What’s most exciting about Oracle Support Rewards program is how it helps companies that have built their business on Oracle technology can both get the most out of their investments and accelerate their transformation to the cloud. This complements existing initiatives that already allow customers to easily move on-premises software licences to cloud, give users the flexibility to use any OCI service at any time and in any region and take away the biggest pain points of cloud adoption – the cost and effort of migration – aiding customers to go from zero to production far more quickly than they would otherwise. It is great to see customers in Asia Pacific, such example is Cognizant, already recognising the value of these initiatives. As both a customer and an OPN partner they will directly benefit from the Cloud Rewards program and be in a position to help other Oracle customers accelerate their journey to OCI.”
Oracle Support Rewards joins the Oracle Universal Credits, Oracle Bring Your Own License, Oracle Customer to Cloud, and the recently launched Oracle Cloud Lift programs, which are all aimed at accelerating customers’ digital transformations while offering a great customer experience. Oracle Cloud Lift coupled with Oracle Support Rewards and OCI’s already competitive pricing, makes it simple and cost-effective for customers to migrate more workloads to the cloud.
“Oracle is building differentiation in its cloud infrastructure services by staying laser focused on the unique needs of its customers,” said Dave McCarthy, vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC. “Oracle Support Rewards combined with flexible and transparent pricing are essential in attracting new business and accelerating adoption of OCI.”
Customers and partners like Allegis Group, Cognizant, and Experian are already seeing value in this new program. Oracle partners benefit from added customer incentive to move to the cloud. In particular, cloud service providers can pass on the savings from Oracle Support Rewards to their OCI customers.