Oracle has announced several new distributed cloud offerings to meet customers diverse needs and growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
New options include Oracle Alloy, Oracle MySQL HeatWave for Microsoft Azure, and plans to open new public cloud regions in Chicago, Serbia, and Mexico.
According to Oracle, OCI's Distributed Cloud gives customers the flexibility needed to access cloud services from anywhere via public, multicloud, hybrid, and dedicated options.
A wide range of factors, including requirements for low-latency connections in specific locations and regulations for managing sensitive data, are increasing customer demand for flexibility in their cloud deployments. For example, customers are increasingly seeking to run their workloads in specific locations and run these workloads in the cloud of their choice. The distributed cloud enables customers to bring applications and data into the cloud that they previously wouldn't have had confidence bringing to the public cloud, while preserving the innovation and economic benefits of the cloud.
"With these expanded OCI offerings, Oracle recognises that customers want flexibility, interoperability, and sovereign cloud capabilities from their strategic providers," says Chris Kanaracus, Research Director, IDC.
"At IDC, we increasingly view cloud computing as an operating model for IT that transcends a single location type. Customers want the benefits of cloud computing across multiple deployment models and Oracle is seeking to meet this need," he says.
Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, says rganisations want to move their workloads to the cloud, but are often facing multiple hurdles.
"Defining factors such as security, governance, and stringent guidelines for data protection across highly regulated industries and country borders are some of the challenges customers face," he says.
"With OCI's Distributed Cloud, were able to give our customers the flexibility they need to deploy cloud services wherever they choose and were ultimately changing the way our customers think about the cloud."
OCI Public Cloud: A Platform for Workloads Across the Globe
Oracle Cloud Regions are a secure platform for all workloads. With common cloud services and simple pricing, Oracle Cloud Regions offer organisations a broad and consistent set of OCI services with improved latency from within their own countries. As a result, organisations can run workloads in the public cloud that weren't previously possible due to performance, security, or cost limitations.
Oracle Alloy: Enabling Partners to Become Full Cloud Providers
Oracle Alloy is a new cloud infrastructure platform that enables service providers, integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), and other organisations such as financial institutions or telecommunications providers to become cloud providers and roll out new cloud services to their own customers. With Alloy, these organisations can offer a full set of cloud services, brand and tailor the experience, and package additional value-added services and applications to meet the specific needs of their markets and industry verticals. These organisations can also use Alloy independently in their own data centres and fully control its operations to help address their specific regulatory requirements.
OCI Dedicated Region: Bringing the Complete Cloud Into Customers Data Centres
OCI Dedicated Region delivers the full set of Oracle-managed cloud services running in customers data centres as an independent, dedicated cloud, with integrated hardware and software operated by OCI.
Dedicated Region continues to demonstrate momentum with a growing list of customers, including Vodafone, which will soon deploy six Dedicated Regions in its data centres across Europe, and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., which is in production with two Dedicated Regions.
OCI Hybrid Cloud: Delivering Cloud Services at Scale from the Edge to the Data Center
Oracle pioneered bringing cloud services at scale to customer data centres with Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, extending cloud regions with fully managed hardware and software infrastructure. Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer continues to gain momentum, with OCI now managing cloud infrastructure at customer data centres in more than 60 countries as a part of its distributed cloud. In addition, earlier this year OCI previewed Compute Cloud@Customer, which enables customers to run applications on managed infrastructure in their data centres.
OCI Multicloud: Combining the Right Services Across Clouds
With OCIs multicloud options, organisations can help meet their business and technical goals by combining the right cloud services for their needs across multiple different clouds, resulting in better performance and scalability and lower costs.