With “Cloud at Customer”, Oracle has launched a proposal to make it easier for businesses to move to the cloud. Companies can leverage cloud benefits on-premise, while retaining complete control over their data and enterprise applications.
Companies should be able to use the full managed solution based on an abobased pricing model all the benefits of the Oracle Cloud On-Premise, ie on-site in its own data center. According to Oracle , CIOs with Cloud at Customer are given new options in terms of the architecture, deployment and operation of their enterprise software, while maintaining control of the infrastructure. This should allow companies to operate their services exactly where they want – in the local data center or in the Oracle cloud. This offer is “unique in the market so far”.
“Our ambition is to help Oracle customers bring their processes to the cloud so they can strengthen their innovation, grow their business, and shape the change in their business,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle Product Development President , “What we have announced today has never been there in this form. In addition to introducing a range of new cloud services, we are also the first public cloud solution provider to give organizations the ultimate choice of where and how they want to run their Oracle Cloud. ”
Cloud at Customer includes a unified interface and a scripting tool for custom development. Oracle cites disaster recovery, cloud bursting, development and testing, and migration of entire workloads and processes as possible application scenarios.
Oracle provides various services for this. In terms of infrastructure, Elastic Compute, Elastic Block Storage, Virtual Networking, Data Storage, Messaging, and Identity Management enable the transfer of Oracle and other workloads to the cloud. Additional IaaS services, including containers and elastic load balancers, are also expected to be available soon. Data infrastructure management will begin with the Oracle Database Cloud, followed by Oracle Database as a Service, which includes Exadata for extremely high performance requirements and Big Data services such as Discovery, Preparation, Hadoop and Big Data SQL.
With the Oracle Java Cloud, customers can develop and use Java applications in the cloud. Further services for multilingual development in Java SE, Node.js, Roby and PHP are planned. Oracle Integration Cloud Service simplifies the integration of on-premise and cloud applications as well as pure cloud-based programs. It will soon be supplemented with additional options for SOA, API management and IoT. Workloads can be seamlessly managed on-premise as well as in the Oracle cloud.
As an on-premise implementation of the Oracle cloud, the Oracle Cloud MachineCompanies bring various benefits. For example, according to Oracle, they retain complete control over their data and fulfill all data sovereignty and data retention requirements, as “no bit of customer data leaves their own data center, and certainly not the country.” The provider promises 100% compliance with the legal regulations regarding data protection and security, such as the Federal Data Protection Act, the PCI-DSS (Rules for Credit Card Transactions) as well as other industry or country-specific regulations. In addition, existing workloads can easily be migrated from on-premise infrastructures to the cloud, thanks to identical environments, toolsets and APIs.
The Oracle cloud machine is offered in different configurations, but can also be customized. The pre-packaged packages include, for example, 288 virtual CPUs and 2TB of memory, 576 vCPUs and 4TB of memory, or 1080 vCPUs and 7.5TB of memory.