Oracle opens state-of-the-art cloud campus in Austin, Texas
Mar 22, 2018
Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 22, 2018: Oracle unveiled its new Austin, Texas campus as a sales innovation customer experience hub to support increasing demand for Oracle Cloud and attract top talent to service the business.
“Oracle is expanding in Austin to attract, hire and train the best talent to support the unprecedented growth of our cloud business,” said Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd. “This campus will help enable our customers to accelerate their Oracle Cloud adoption and drive success.”
The Austin complex features a 560,000-square-foot facility and spans 40 acres of Lady Bird Lake waterfront property that could ultimately support a workforce of up to 10,000. The campus also includes the adjacent 295-unit Azul apartment building for employees and the general public.
The new campus will feature a variety of design elements and amenities including:
- Dining: Full service restaurant, Starbucks, food truck court
- Health: Fitness center, beach volleyball and basketball courts, flag football field, B-cycle station, access to Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail
- Business: Training center, conference center, tech bar, innovation lab, interactive customer demo rooms
- Collaboration Spaces: Game rooms, landscaped balconies, terraces and outdoor areas
- Culture: Themed floors highlighting aspects of Austin’s culture including local art, music and murals.
“As a hub of innovation, Oracle’s new campus will be right at home in Austin, a city where good ideas become real,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, “On behalf of the state of Texas, I want to congratulate Oracle on the opening of their new campus. Texas is a growing hub for tech jobs and innovation, and I am pleased to see Oracle grow their investment here. Together, we will elevate the Lone Star State to new heights and expand economic opportunities for all Texans.”
The new campus will be a center of sales innovation. It will largely house cloud sales professionals, including “Oracle Digital Class Of,” a program that hires new university graduates and provides them significant resources and training, and the ability to develop a successful career path. “Oracle Digital Class Of” recruits from top colleges across the country. Previously focused on sales and technical resources, the program is expanding to encompass customer success and consulting. Recent graduates have chosen to join Oracle because of its immersive training programs located in desirable locations such as Austin.
Oracle’s Austin campus is the launch pad for the company’s Next Generation Contact Center (NGCC), which is built on the Oracle Sales Cloud platform and applications running on Oracle’s IaaS. NGCC enhances the customer experience by eliminating administrative tasks and providing real-time account intelligence. Set for company-wide deployment, NGCC provides Oracle sales representatives with tailored, modern tools and resources aimed to deliver a dynamic, efficient and successful sales process.
And, taking a new approach to selling and customer success, the Oracle Cloud Solution Hub will also be based at the Austin campus, as well as three other locations throughout the country. The hubs are designed to build and showcase innovation projects with and for customers. These hubs are technical focused with engineers to demonstrate next-generation cloud solutions for customers, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, intelligent bots and more.
Additionally, the company recently announced that Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator’s first U.S. residential program will be located in Austin, which will promote cloud innovation, as well as provide mentoring and Oracle Cloud technology to local startups.
We are proud to deepen our roots in the Austin community through volunteering and other community events. In FY 2017, more than 1,200 Oracle Volunteers donated nearly 3,000 hours of their time to local organizations, including Austin Pets Alive!, Keep Austin Beautiful, Central Texas Food Bank, and Girlstart.
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