Run GO-Global on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Last Updated:
February 26, 2024

Run GO-Global on OCI

Two decades ago, business computing was conducted in corporate data centers. While the concept of cloud computing originated in the early 60s, it did not enter the public lexicon until August 2006, when Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO, proposed the concept at the Search Engine Conference, and Amazon® launched the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Other U.S.-based public cloud services rolled out in relatively quick succession since then—specifically Google Cloud™ in 2008 and Microsoft® Azure® in 2010.

Since EC2 launched, many of GO-Global’s Windows® ISV customers have moved their applications from a private to a public cloud. From our customers’ perspective, GO-Global® made the switch easier with its ability to leverage a cloud services' existing infrastructure and security and scalability features. Post move, GO-Global customers noted that GO-Global continued to efficiently and effectively work within their cloud service to deliver their Windows apps to customers—just as it had in their own data centers.

In 2016, Oracle launched their first Oracle® Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) data center, with plans to build regional OCI data centers around the world.

We starting engaging with OCI in 2018, when Oracle opened an OCI datacenter in Brazil, and Oracle partner BEG built and launched their Oracle Cloud service powered by GO-Global in just three months (read BEG’s story here).

What We’ve Learned About OCI

Since then, we have worked with Windows ISVs in several countries including the U.S. to move their applications from a private data center or cloud service to OCI. Here’s what we’ve gleaned from those experiences:

  • Instead of rushing into the public cloud market with a service similar to those already on offer, Oracle designed and built OCI to optimize efficiency and cost-savings for customers while still delivering high performance and high availability. The combination of OCI and GO-Global is so efficient that (for example) one of our newest customers was able to move from using Citrix® on bare-metal servers to GO-Global on OCI virtual machine cloud servers and get better performance and flexibility at considerably less cost.
  • OCI was built with a zero-trust, security-first architecture. We have found that security considerations are top-of-mind for Oracle teams when working with our customers on an implementation plan. OCI also supports GO-Global’s SSO and MFA capabilities to aid a zero-trust initiative.
  • Where the first-to-market public cloud services were designed to support corporate enterprise operations delivering virtualized desktops and applications, OCI built their core infrastructure services from the ground up to make it easy for their customers to run applications, which aligns with GO-Global’s core customer’s wants and needs.
  • Rather than build gigantic data centers in afew locations, Oracle chose to build smaller, regional data centers to reduce the distance that data has to travel, which improves performance and provides a better experience for Windows ISVs’ customers.
  • Our Windows ISV customers don’t need a pre-configured and managed platform as offered by the other providers. What they want is what OCI provides—more control over the underlying infrastructure so they can provide a great experience for their customers.
  • OCI pricing is much more straightforward than the competition, with more capabilities like security included in the compute cost rather than as an add-on charge, making OCI billing more predictable as well as less costly.

Want to learn more about OCI and GO-Global?

We recently worked with the Oracle Cloud Engineering team to write a Reference Architecture document that was recently published by Oracle here.

To learn more about GO-Global, request a demo here or download a free 30-day trial.