The following is a guest blog post by Kyle York of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Many companies take the Internet for granted. They assume it will always exist to support their business and their customers. The Internet is an immense and complex network, built on trust, with a wide variety of stakeholders. It works as well as it does through the efforts of technology providers and industry groups dedicated to its constant maintenance, security, and improvement. During this work, there are also policy and legislative challenges for the industry to address. I’m excited to announce Oracle Cloud Infrastructure‘s collaboration with a leader in that field, the i2Coalition (Internet Infrastructure Coalition).
Hosting providers, service providers, and other technology companies that build and maintain the Internet’s infrastructure make up the membership of the i2Coalition. The organization devotes itself to the promotion and protection of Internet innovation.
Michele Neylon, i2Coalition Board Chair, as well as Blacknight CEO and Founder, relayed, “i2Coalition represents the collective voice of the Internet infrastructure industry. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a rapidly growing and important component of this industry. Them joining the i2Coalition makes our collective voice much stronger, and I couldn’t be happier to have them on board.”
The i2Coalition advocates for the Internet infrastructure industry on topics such as cybersecurity, privacy, governance, and more. i2Coalition working groups consist of industry members working on current challenges within these areas. The issues facing the Internet infrastructure industry are of utmost importance to anyone who has ever gone online. As such, they are of the utmost importance to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Our team members are looking forward to joining and participating in the important conversations of these groups.
Today, the Internet is an extension of the corporate network. We are in a hybrid and multi-cloud world. The Internet is the glue that holds together all the public and private clouds that organizations rely on to conduct business. It is an immense and complex network with a wide variety of stakeholders, but it shouldn’t feel like that to the end user. Only when all stakeholders work together can we provide the seamless, secure experience that users demand.
I look forward to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure contributing to this work through the i2Coalition.