Zoom selects Oracle as cloud provider to meet rising demand

Zoom, the services of which has seen a spike in demand to 300 million daily participants, will leverage the scalability and security of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The video and web conferencing platform deployed Oracle Cloud Infrastructure within hours, and has already begun transferring over seven petabytes of video through Oracle’s cloud servers, meaning that Oracle can support hundreds of thousands of concurrent Zoom users.

Oracle joins Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as cloud providers that are now working alongside Zoom’s data centres.

Since achieving full production alongside Oracle, Zoom can adapt to further changes in demand and enable millions of users to access meetings simultaneously.

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“We recently experienced the most significant growth our business has ever seen, requiring massive increases in our service capacity,” said Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan. “We explored multiple platforms, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was instrumental in helping us quickly scale our capacity and meet the needs of our new users.

“We chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure because of its industry-leading security, outstanding performance, and unmatched level of support.”

Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle, commented: “Video communications has become an essential part of our professional and personal lives, and Zoom has led this industry’s innovation.

“We are proud to work with Zoom, as both their cloud infrastructure provider and as a customer, while they grow and continue to connect businesses, people and governments around the world.”


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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.