Vivo, the Brazilian branch of service provider Telefónica, is migrating essential data and processes from its data centre in Campinas, São Paulo, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in order to reduce IT costs and accelerate new service offerings.
In 2021, to help with the company’s goals of reducing IT costs and accelerating product releases, Vivo decided to migrate all of the data and processes for product testing and development hosted in its data centre in Campinas, São Paulo to the cloud. Vivo chose OCI as the best cloud provider due to its ability to help meet customer demand and reduce IT costs without operational risks.
Currently more than 90%of the data from the Campinas data centre has been transferred to OCI to support Vivo’s mission-critical applications. A key part of Vivo’s decision to select OCI was its compatibility with VMware through the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS), which simplifies IT infrastructure by running telco applications in virtualized environments. This interoperability allows the Vivo IT team to maintain complete control over the OCI environment and the virtual machines (VMs) it hosts using VMware. Most of Vivo’s technology environment is virtualized, with more than a quarter of its VMs running on OCI.
Decommissioning the data centre will reduce Vivo’s operational expenses by approximately 18 to 25% due to the elimination of physical assets, such as equipment and real estate. Besides cost reduction, this migration will allow Vivo to speed up the availability of innovative service offerings for its 112 million customers by 30% or more.
Additionally, Vivo will be able to improve its environmental impact because the workloads hosted in OCI’s public cloud are run out of the Oracle Cloud São Paulo Region, which is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. As a result, Oracle and Vivo say they are demonstrating a commitment to helping the environment by helping to reduce Vivo’s carbon footprint.