Oracle Unveils Cloud Converged Storage to Bridge On-Premises and Cloud Storage

Oracle has unveiled its Cloud Converged Storage, which, it says, represents the first time a public cloud provider at scale has integrated its cloud services with its on-premises, high performance NAS storage systems.

According to Oracle, its ZFS Cloud software, included in the latest Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance release, enables organizations to move data and/or applications to the cloud to optimize value and savings. The software also eliminates the need for external cloud gateways and avoids the costs of software licenses and cloud access licenses charged by legacy on-premises vendors for the right to access the public cloud from their infrastructure platforms.

The approach is meaningful for customers, says Oracle, because it removes the burden on users to do their own on-premises-to-public cloud integration, manage environments comprised of different security requirements, and avoids the need to deal with support teams, industry standards, and skill sets, while struggling with visibility, diagnostics, and support.

Cloud is forcing organizations to re-evaluate their infrastructure to accommodate current technology as well as to future-proof their business for the future, said Steve Zivanic, vice president, Storage, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle. Oracle ZFS Cloud provides customers with a way to bridge the gap between their current infrastructure and plans for broader public cloud adoption, he added.

The convergence of the company’s Oracle Storage Cloud with its Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances—the storage foundation for Oracle Public Cloud and IT with over 1 exabyte installed—provides users with the performance of flash and the elastic scaling of the Oracle Storage Cloud.

Oracle customers can use Cloud Converged Storage for elastic application storage, back-up and recovery, development, testing, active archive storage, snapshot replica storage, Dev Ops with a single API for both on-premises and in the Oracle Storage Cloud, and lift-and-shift workload migration. Modern applications can leverage data both in on-premises high performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances and in the Oracle Storage Cloud without any application changes.

The latest update also includes a series of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance innovations that extend Oracle Database dynamic automation capabilities and increase Database Administrator productivity by 10X as well as add all-flash pools to accelerate critical business applications.

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