Oracle has launched a new family of offerings designed to enable organizations to easily move to the cloud and remove some of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption. These services would provide CIOs with new choices in where they deploy their enterprise software and a natural path to easily move business critical applications from on-premises to the cloud.
Organizations are now able to run Oracle Public Cloud Services wherever they want – in the Oracle Cloud or in their own datacenter. ‘Oracle Cloud at Customer’ would enable organizations to get all of the benefits of Oracle’s cloud services – agility, simplicity, performance, elastic scaling, and subscription pricing – in their own data centers.
“We are committed to helping our customers move to the cloud to help speed their innovation, fuel their business growth, and drive business transformation,” said Thomas Kurian, president, Oracle. “Today’s news is unprecedented. We announced a number of new cloud services and we are now the first public cloud vendor to offer organizations the ultimate in choice on where and how they want to run their Oracle Cloud.”
Oracle delivers its stack that is 100 percent compatible with the Oracle Cloud but available on-premises. Since the software is “seamless” with the Oracle Cloud, customers can use it for a number of use cases, including: disaster recovery, elastic bursting, dev/test, lift-and-shift workload migration, and a single API and scripting toolkit for DevOps.
Oracle has announced the immediate availability of the following ‘Oracle Cloud at Customer’ services:
- Infrastructure – Provides elastic compute, elastic block storage, virtual networking, file storage, messaging, and identity management to enable portability of Oracle and non-Oracle workloads into the cloud. Additional IaaS services that complete the portfolio, including Containers and Elastic Load Balancer will be available soon.
- Data Management – Enables customers to use the vendor’s database to manage data infrastructure in the cloud with the Oracle Database Cloud. The initial set of Database Cloud Service offerings will be followed by Oracle Database Exadata Cloud for “extreme performance” and a broad set of Big Data Cloud services, including Big Data Discovery, Big Data Preparation, Big Data Cloud, and Big Data SQL.
- Application Development – Develop and deploy Java applications in the cloud using Oracle Java Cloud, soon to be followed by other services for polyglot development in Java SE, Node.Js, Ruby, and PHP.
- Enterprise Integration – Simplify integration of on-premises applications to cloud applications and cloud application to cloud application integration using the Oracle Integration Cloud Service. Additional capabilities for SOA, API Management, and IoT will be added soon.
- Management – Unifies the experience of managing workloads seamlessly on-premises and in the Oracle Cloud.
By extending the Oracle Cloud into their data center, customers would be able to:
- Have full control over their data and meet all data sovereignty and data residency requirements that mandate customer data remain within a company’s data center or contained within a geographic location while still taking advantage of the benefits of the cloud
- Enable workload portability between on-premises and cloud using identical environments, toolsets, and APIs
- Easily move Oracle and non-Oracle workloads between on-premises and the cloud based on their changing business requirements
- Comply with security and privacy regulations such as PCI-DSS for the global credit and debit card industry, HIPAA for the US healthcare industry, FedRAMP for the US federal government, Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act, the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act, and other industry- and country-specific regulations