ServiceNow and Oracle Cloud Shape Next-gen Cloud-Powered Digital Transformation
ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM) Visibility and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Integrate for Cloud Optimization
In recent months, Digital transformation has extensively been used to describe various IT modernization efforts that go into improving IT Ops and InfoSec management using AI, Machine Learning, RPA and Predictive Intelligence. In the latest IT Ops announcement, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services is now coupled with ServiceNow’s IT Operations Management Visibility. Both companies have joined hands to enable enterprise customers to use their existing management platform to automate, orchestrate, and optimize their infrastructure resources and extend digital transformation across Cloud-native domains.
Oracle today announced that ServiceNow, the leading digital workflow company that makes work, work better for people, now supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Enterprise customers are now able to access and manage OCI resources via their existing ServiceNow Service portal and the ServiceNow IT Operations Management (ITOM) Visibility application, which gives them a single dashboard to manage their public cloud resources from Oracle and other major cloud providers.
Oracle Cloud continues to expand its comprehensive cloud portfolio, which includes 29 Oracle Cloud regions, Oracle Government Cloud, and seven global Oracle-Microsoft Azure Interconnect regions and the most complete support for hybrid cloud strategies. Many global companies choose ServiceNow as the platform of choice for IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Operations Management. With this integration, enterprise customers now have the ability to discover and manage OCI IaaS, PaaS, and CaaS resources using ITOM Visibility as they would use for other cloud resources.
“Enterprise customers are increasingly moving toward a multi-cloud environment and need an easy way to manage all of their cloud resources,” said Scott Twaddle, vice president of product, industries, and partnerships, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “This is a big step forward for all of our customers that are using Oracle, as well as other major cloud providers to run their business-critical applications. Now customers can leverage their existing ServiceNow Service portal to view and manage all of their cloud resources, including Oracle.”
OCI-ServiceNow Partnership Key to Fast-paced / Agile IT Modernization
We are already witnessing a rampant adoption of newer IT modernization applications such as Cloud, Edge, Computational Storage and CI / CD workflows that make it enticing for IT analysts to approach the recent ServiceNow-OCI partnership with a fresh perspective.
ServiceNow and Oracle are announcing the integration of ITOM Visibility with OCI so customers can assess inventory and analyze usage of cloud resources within their OCI tenancy. All Oracle Cloud discoverable cloud resources are extracted and stored in the ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB) repository, which can then be used to monitor the availability of those resources for IT services, operations, and support level management.
Additionally, combining CMDB content with ServiceNow’s AIOps solution enables customers to monitor workloads deployed in OCI and provide service context with the tag-based service mapping.
“With this integration, ServiceNow and Oracle are making it seamless for enterprises to unlock productivity for distributed teams to deliver products and services faster, access powerful business insights and create great experiences for employees, wherever they may be,” said Jeff Hausman, VP & GM Operations Management (ITOM, ITAM, Security) & Data Foundations at ServiceNow.
Jeff added, “Joint customers leveraging the Now Platform® and OCI will get the best of both worlds, a seamless experience that maximizes the value of cloud investments and the ability to harness the power of artificial intelligence for proactive operations.”
Customers including Network Rail are already benefiting from the Oracle and ServiceNow integration. Network Rail runs 20 of the United Kingdom’s largest railway stations, and operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure, which consists of 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals and level crossings.
“At Network Rail we utilize ServiceNow to keep track of our systems and assets and we were very happy to see we can observe our Oracle Cloud Infrastructure deployment,” said Iain Sear, Database and Middleware Infrastructure Manager at Network Rail. “We look forward to expanding our use of both systems to serve our customers and operational teams.”