State University of New York CIO Mike Notarius on Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud for CIOsBusiness technology major Oracle announced that the State University of New York (SUNY) is modernizing its IT infrastructure with Oracle Cloud.

SUNY, the largest university system in the United States with 64 institutions serving more than 1.3 million students, will be leveraging Oracle Cloud to digitally transform its IT infrastructure, while meeting regulatory data requirements and improving services to its constituents.

SUNY chose Oracle Cloud Machine and Oracle to lead its data center transformation. SUNY expects its individual institutions to adopt the Oracle Cloud Machine to run their public cloud initiatives while keeping sensitive data within their premises.

Individual schools can leverage Oracle Cloud Machine to provision virtual machines, replicate mission critical data for disaster recovery, and stand-up development and test environments. Oracle will assist schools to reduce their individual data center footprints and reduce operating costs.

“SUNY is dedicated to innovating to deliver the best learning experiences for our students and modern, efficient services for our staff,” said Mike Notarius, CIO of the State University of New York Information Technology Exchange Center (ITEC).

Oracle Cloud Machine enables customers to innovate in the cloud, while keeping their data behind their firewall.

Meanwhile, gnTel, a cloud-based telecom service provider to SMBs in the Netherlands, has selected Oracle Communications to scale their operations and lay the groundwork for the evolution of their network to NFV.

gnTel will use Oracle Communications Session Border Controller (OCSBC) running on Acme Packet 4600 purpose-built hardware platforms to create a new scalable access and peering infrastructure for their customers.

Oracle Communications Session Border Controller solution operates with most major IP-PBX, unified communications, and application server providers – reducing risks associated with commercial production level installations.

“At gnTel, we recognize the fast pace of technology evolution in the telecom industry. We wanted to invest in a proven solution from a company that brings together expertise in cloud, virtualization, IT, and telecommunications,” said Onno Speekenbrink, gnTel.