With the launch of a lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Region and a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is meeting clients where they are by bringing more than 100 OCI public cloud services into customers’ data centers. The strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty criteria that are essential to many IT modernization initiatives would be met by clients using these new Oracle services.
“Distributed cloud is the next evolution of cloud computing, and it provides customers with much more flexibility and control in how they deploy cloud resources,” said Dave McCarthy, research vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC. “Customers are no longer restricted by location choices, data sovereignty, data residency, or latency. OCI’s distributed cloud services offer more capabilities than anyone else in the industry and place all the benefits of the public cloud directly inside a customer’s data center while still being managed remotely by OCI.”
Adding Flexibility and Control
Customers from all over the world and from a variety of sectors, such as financial services, government, healthcare, and logistics, have adopted OCI to support their cloud transformations without having to make the compromises they previously had to in terms of scale, data sovereignty, security, and control. Among the new services are:
- OCI Dedicated Region at a lower entry point – The average data center space and power requirements for the new OCI Dedicated Region are 60 to 75 percent lower, and the typical customer’s entry cost is about $1 million per year. More clients may now benefit from the scalability, agility, and economics of the public cloud in their own data centers. Customers who purchase an OCI Dedicated Region receive a full cloud region with all the advantages of OCI’s public cloud in their own data center. Customers in the private and public sectors are using OCI Dedicated Region to host applications and data that need to adhere to strict privacy, security, and residency requirements. They are also using it to keep data in particular locations for low-latency connectivity and processing that requires a lot of data. Dedicated Regions can also be extended (like Oracle’s public cloud regions) in hybrid architectures utilizing Roving Edge Infrastructure.
- OCI Compute Cloud@Customer preview – An alternative to OCI Dedicated Region for smaller environments is OCI Compute Cloud@Customer, a rack-scale solution. Organizations will be able to run applications on OCI-compatible computing, storage, and networking in their data centers utilizing Compute Cloud@Customer. This service is completely managed as-a-service from an OCI Region and uses OCI’s efficient consumption model to optimize operations and cut costs. Organizations employ the same OCI managed hardware and software in their data centers and OCI Regions using OCI Dedicated Region, Exadata Cloud@Customer, and Compute Cloud@Customer. No matter where services are being used, developers and IT managers would leverage the same APIs and management tools to produce a uniform user experience. A single set of software may be developed, deployed, secured, and managed more simply by organizations across a variety of dispersed cloud settings.
“Customers have told us that they need cloud without compromise with privacy, security, data residency, and data sovereignty,” said Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Current solutions only address a subset of these needs, such as providing limited cloud capabilities or giving a few public cloud locations. Oracle’s approach to distributed cloud addresses all these customer requirements with a full portfolio of different deployment models from public cloud to full cloud on-premises.”
The OCI Region is run as a public cloud for businesses and governments in 38 regions, and it can connect to other clouds to create multicloud architectures or serve as the control plane for hybrid cloud services. Additionally, the OCI Region can be repeatedly installed in an organization’s data center as a dedicated, single tenant cloud.
The capability of all 100+ OCI services can be deployed, or a portion of them, depending on the location, performance, security, compliance, and operational models that are needed. The distributed cloud of OCI is made up of various deployment choices collectively.
Adding Flexibility and Control
Customers from all over the world and from a variety of sectors have adopted OCI to support their cloud transformations without having to make the compromises they previously had to in terms of scale, data sovereignty, security, and control.
Among the new services are: OCI Dedicated Region at a lower entry point, OCI Compute Cloud@Customer preview, and OCI Atlas.
Run as a public cloud for businesses and governments in 38 regions, and it can connect to other clouds to create multicloud architectures or serve as the control plane for hybrid cloud services.