8×8 selects Oracle Cloud for secure video meeting solutions

The company moved its video meetings services from AWS to Oracle for substantial performance enhancements

Oracle, Cloud, AWS

Oracle has announced that 8×8, Inc., an integrated cloud communications platform, is using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to power its secure Jitsi.org and 8×8 video meeting solutions as it scales to handle explosive growth in users.

8×8 has seen a significant increase in usage across its private and secure video meetings solutions, including Jitsi Meet and 8×8 Video Meetings, exceeding 20 million monthly active users worldwide, as video conferencing has become the standard communication tool during this critical time.

The company moved its video meetings services from AWS to Oracle for substantial performance enhancements—experiencing more than a 25 percent increase in performance per node on Oracle Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure when compared with the previous cloud provider—global reach, and savings of more than 80 percent in network outbound costs.

Demand for technology that enables public and private organisations of every size around the world to stay connected has driven explosive growth in video conferencing in recent months in areas such as remote working and customer engagement, distance learning and telehealth. Some organisations relying on Jitsi Meet and 8×8 Video Meetings services during the ongoing pandemic include WeSchool in Italy, Every Child Pediatrics and Retreat Behavioural Health in the US, and Bionical Solutions in the UK.

To support the rapid change in the way businesses, organisations, health care providers and educators work, the 8×8 video meetings platform needed to hyperscale quickly to support demand. As 8×8 expanded its offerings and global reach, its customers consumed a tremendous amount of network bandwidth and compute, which exceeded 1.5 petabytes a day of egress network traffic and was increasing day by day.

Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure gives 8×8 scale, performance, and low network latency and allows it to focus on serving millions of end users. While this performance is critical for its growth, equally important is the significant reduction in cost for compute and network services. Across every essential service to 8×8—compute, network transfer, and storage—Oracle Cloud was significantly less expensive than AWS.

Vik Verma, CEO, 8×8, said: “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides industry-leading security, global reach and an unmatched level of support combined with exceptional price and performance that we need now and in the future. The added benefit of a strong go-to-market opportunity on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace was also a key differentiator for this partnership.”

8×8 is a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and will expand its go-to-market reach with Oracle. 8×8 video meetings solutions are available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, where customers can search for available applications and services to find the best business solutions for their organisation.

Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said: “Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure provides the right platform for resource intensive applications like video conferencing and streaming content at a price that removes barriers for 8×8 to accelerate onboarding more end-users. We’re excited to work with 8×8 as it joins the Oracle Cloud Marketplace where our enterprise customers can easily access its video conferencing service.”

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