KPMG Canada adds Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offering

18 March 2021 2 min. read
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KPMG Canada has expanded its Oracle consulting offering with the addition of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

OCI is Oracle’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) product, combining the company’s autonomous services, integrated security, and serverless compute. OCI delivers on-premises computing power to run demanding cloud-native applications, with services covering virtual machines, storage, networking, governance, database management, analytics, and security, among other areas.

Oracle is a smaller player in the cloud infrastructure market, according to research firm Gartner, accounting for approximately 2% of the market – well behind market leaders Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Analysts at RBC expect Oracle cloud revenue will top $1 billion in fiscal 2023; Amazon Web Services raked in nearly $21 billion in the first half of 2020.

The addition of OCI to KPMG’s consulting offering means its clients will now have access to the full array of Oracle Cloud services, including Autonomous Database, Container Engine, VMware Solution, and Applications.

KPMG Canada adds Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offering

“We are pleased to now provide our clients complete end-to-end Oracle Cloud services and industry solutions, including Oracle Cloud Applications and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure that will help drive greater operational efficiencies, further innovation and growth, and build resiliency," said Amardeep Johar, a partner in KPMG Canada’s Oracle practice and head of the national cloud-based powered enterprise practice.

The pandemic has encouraged organizations to boost digital investments that deliver cost optimization and agility improvements. Cloud computing is an especially in-demand area because it allows remote workforces to operate without having to overhaul the entire enterprise or run and maintain the underlying infrastructure.

KPMG consulting experts in strategy, operations, cybersecurity, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) have been working with Oracle engineers for more than 20 years to help clients align technology solutions with their business objectives.

"We are excited to expand our collaboration and help our mutual clients on their journey to the cloud,” said Matt Plouffe, group vice president of Oracle Canada. “The growth of the KPMG Oracle practice showcases the continued strength of our more than two-decade relationship with KPMG."

KPMG also partners with Microsoft and IBM to help organizations migrate to the public, private, or hybrid cloud.