Zoom deploys Oracle Cloud help to keep its customers connected

Zoom has chosen to deploy Oracle Cloud to help schools continue online teaching, keep businesses running, and people connected

Zoom Video Communications, one of the most popular and widely used video conferencing tool in the world, has chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to keep its services up and running. The platform turned to Oracle for additional cloud capacity after witnessing a sudden spike to 300 million daily meeting participants an increase of 50% from 200 million the previous month.

Oracle says that within hours of deployment, the company’s Cloud Infrastructure supported “hundreds of thousands” of concurrent Zoom meeting participants. “After achieving full production, Zoom is now enabling millions of simultaneous meeting participants on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure” said Oracle.

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

As lockdowns have been enforced across different countries in the world to contain the spread of COVID-19, thousands of businesses, institutions and individuals are now dependent on the video conferencing tool for their communication needs. “Oracle’s engineering team worked quickly, deploying Zoom on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and ensuring Zoom had enough cloud capacity to serve the hundreds of thousands of new users flocking to its service. And when that flood turned into millions of additional students, teachers, and others, the platform was able to easily scale up its capacity further to meet that need,” said a blog post by Oracle.

“We recently experienced the most significant growth our business has ever seen, requiring massive increases in our service capacity. 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,” said Eric S Yuan, CEO, Zoom.

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

The video conferencing platform is currently transferring upwards of seven petabytes through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure servers each day, which is roughly equivalent to 93 years of HD video.


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