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NEXTGEN to offer Oracle cloud infrastructure services in ANZ
Fri, 19th May 2023

NEXTGEN Group, an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) member, has extended its collaboration with Oracle by becoming the first distributor to offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services in Australia and New Zealand. This agreement will enable channel partners across the region to access various OCI services such as Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, AI Infrastructure and Oracle Analytics.

“Our long-standing relationship with Oracle has now evolved to the next level with the addition of OCI services to NEXTGEN's offering. This program wraps cloud resale and consumption together with our other valued services, such as lead generation and pipeline management (NEXTGEN oSpace) and our software consulting and cloud economics offerings (NEXTGEN Optima). OCI is gaining momentum across all sectors globally, and our partners are looking to NEXTGEN to support them in their transformation strategies. Organisations need cloud solutions that are accessible, easy-to-use, and easy to scale. More importantly, they also need to be optimised to work with investments already made in their existing environments, whether on-premises, on the cloud or across both,” says John Walters, the CEO of the NEXTGEN Group.

“This exciting program with NEXTGEN Group provides organisations in Australia and New Zealand with more choices and flexibility in their usage of cloud, helping them to solve some of the most pressing and complex business problems,” adds Stephen Bovis, regional managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Oracle. "Oracle has 41 cloud regions in 22 countries, including two in ANZ. Bringing OCI services to NEXTGEN's cloud channel network makes it even easier for businesses in the region to access all the benefits of our next-generation cloud offerings."

Through a unique business model, NEXTGEN Group helps drive growth for technology vendors, reseller partners and end-customers. NEXTGEN's collaborative approach and combination of sales enablement, marketing, advisory and billing services reduce the time and complexity of taking new technologies to market and is the ideal vehicle for supporting the accelerated adoption of OCI.

“OCI is a next-generation cloud which was built and optimised specifically to help enterprises run their most demanding workloads faster and more securely, for less. OCI’s distributed cloud offers public cloud to customers across 41 cloud regions around the world, plus multicloud, hybrid cloud, and dedicated cloud options with cloud services deployable on-premises,” adds Bovis. 

“Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program designed to enable partners to accelerate the transition to cloud and drive superior customer business outcomes. The OPN program allows partners to engage with Oracle through track(s) aligned to how they go to market: Cloud Build for partners that provide products or services built on or integrated with Oracle Cloud; Cloud Sell for partners that resell Oracle Cloud technology; Cloud Service for partners that implement, deploy and manage Oracle Cloud Services; and License and Hardware for partners that build, service or sell Oracle software licenses or hardware products,” he concludes.