Zoom has passed over cloud giants Amazon and Microsoft in favor of Oracle to accommodate its growing usage.
Oracle announced the deal to become the cloud infrastructure provider for the online and video meeting platform, as Zoom’s usage skyrockets largely due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan, the company needed a massive increase in 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,” Yuan said in a statement. “We chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure because of its industry-leading security, outstanding performance, and unmatched level of support.”
Zoom now has 300 million daily users and needed additional cloud capacity immediately. According to Oracle, Zoom became its client due to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s performance, scalability, reliability and security.
Zoom is transferring upwards of seven petabytes through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure servers each day, about the equivalent of 93 years of HD video, according to Oracle’s press release.
“Video communications has become an essential part of our professional and personal lives, and Zoom has led this industry’s innovation,” said Oracle CEO Safra Catz. “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.”
The popular videoconferencing platform provider chose a cloud provider that according to Tech Crunch, is well behind market leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM.
It is worth noting that some of those other cloud providers have products that compete with Zoom. According to CNBC, Zoom was already using cloud services from Microsoft and Amazon, but went with Oracle for its latest expansion.