Oracle Unveils Expanded Cloud Options to Give Customers More Flexibility

Oracle is introducing several new distributed cloud offerings to meet customers’ diverse needs and the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

These new options include Oracle Alloy, Oracle MySQL HeatWave for Microsoft Azure, and plans to open new public cloud regions in Chicago, Serbia, and Mexico.

OCI’s distributed cloud gives customers the flexibility needed to access cloud services from anywhere via public, multi-cloud, 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. 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, according to the company.

“Organizations want to move their workloads to the cloud, but are often facing multiple hurdles,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “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. With OCI’s distributed cloud, we’re able to give our customers the flexibility they need to deploy cloud services wherever they choose—and we’re ultimately changing the way our customers think about the cloud.”

Oracle Cloud Regions are a secure platform for all workloads. With common cloud services and simple pricing, Oracle Cloud Regions offer organizations a broad and consistent set of OCI services with improved latency from within their own countries. As a result, organizations can run workloads in the public cloud that weren’t previously possible due to performance, security, or cost limitations.

Oracle Alloy is a new cloud infrastructure platform that enables service providers, integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), and other organizations such as financial institutions or telecommunications providers to become cloud providers and roll out new cloud services to their own customers.

With Alloy, these organizations 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 organizations can also use Alloy independently in their own data centers and fully control its operations to help address their specific regulatory requirements.

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer continues to gain momentum, with OCI now managing cloud infrastructure at customer data centers 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 centers.

With OCI’s multicloud options, organizations 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.

MySQL HeatWave is available on AWS and available for Microsoft Azure as part of the Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure is available via the Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure across 12 regions, including a region that is soon to launch in South Africa.

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