Oracle Unveils New PaaS and IaaS Capabilities for United Kingdom

Oracle has expanded its cloud offerings in the UK with the introduction of new PaaS and IaaS technologies to be hosted in its Slough data center. The new services include Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle Dedicated Compute Cloud Service, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service. The facility currently serves more than 500 UK and global customers with SaaS and IaaS offerings tailored for private corporations and public sector customers.

Oracle said the addition of PaaS will enhance the services and technologies Oracle is able to offer its customers to help them meet mission critical business objectives.

“CIOs are facing increased pressure to balance operational responsibilities with rising expectations all under greater scrutiny from the boardroom,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Oracle. “Much of their future success is dependent on quickly exploiting new digital innovations and that is where cloud plays a huge part. We have introduced PaaS capabilities into the UK data center to ensure Oracle continues to help customers maximize existing technologies and new innovations and allow CIOs to set the agenda for the future of their organizations.”

Commenting on the new Oracle services,  Iain Patterson, CEO, Common Technology Services, Government Digital Service, noted that with several government bodies already using services from this facility, the expansion provide more capabilities and choice and also meets key public sector requirements. “Government is committed to a cloud-first policy and significant supplier investments, such as this, support our strategic ambition and will ultimately provide better value and better services to the taxpayer.”

Oracle has 19 data centers around the world supporting all layers of the Oracle Cloud – SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Last week Oracle also announced its intent to open a new Cloud data center in Abu Dhabi to keep pace with growing customer demand for Oracle’s complete cloud portfolio.

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Posted January 20, 2016