Oracle Hybrid Cloud
Oracle has recently unveiled a new hybrid cloud service that allows customers within highly regulated industries transition to Oracle’s cloud at its own pace. Oracle has effectively placed its public cloud behind the enterprise firewall.
Called Oracle Cloud at Customer, this new service allows customers to enjoy the benefits of Oracle Cloud Services within their own data centers. This service involves a server that runs in the customer’s data centers but is managed by Oracle. This hybrid cloud runs on-premise.
Customers also have the freedom to choose which services they would like to utilize, including disaster recovery, infrastructure services, and data management. This new software is compatible with Oracle Cloud, allowing for workload portability.
Highly regulated may now meet legal requirements pertaining to sovereignty, security, and privacy with this hybrid cloud.
Microsoft, cloud giant, has the most well developed enterprise business compared to other cloud giants such as Amazon and has also developed software similar to that of Oracle in the form of Azure Stack. Azure Stack allows customers to run Azure public cloud in their own data centers, as Oracle Cloud at Customer does.
Oracle has also recently expanded its cloud services to expand across all layers of the stack (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS). These services now include data management, enterprise integration, customer service, supply chain management, and data integration.
Thomas Kurian, president, “The exact same software that runs our cloud is now available on customers’ data center floors so Oracle infrastructure as a service and Oracle platform as a service is now available in your data center – same software, same APIs – and because it is the same software and because it is the same APIs, it gives you the ability to get seamless workload portability.”
Amit Zavery, senior vice president for the Oracle Cloud Platform, “We bring in a cloud machine, which is basically a replica of our public cloud services, and install it at the customer site. Customers can get the infrastructure, the database, all the public cloud services, but behind the firewall