Oracle brings the public cloud to the customer’s home

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The concept is new and for this reason it needs a new name: “Cloud @ Customer”, that is the new cloud dimension that Oracle wanted to create for enterprise-sized customers bringing the characteristics of the public cloud into the perimeter of the private cloud. This is completely new, which Oracle explains to have imagined and designed for at least three years, starting from the experience of the public cloud and from the dialogue with some top-level customers (for whom similar offers already existed, but without any standardization and in optics specifically “custom”). Here is the new offer, the result of an operational standardization started in some ways with the hardware / software integration born from theacquisition of Sun Microsystem, which continued with a close dialogue with customers and has become today Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer: “the first fully managed cloud region that brings all second generation Oracle cloud services – including Oracle Autonomous Database and SaaS applications – to customer datacenters, at a cost that starts at just $ 500,000 a month“.

Enterprise customers have told us they want all the experience of an on-premise public cloud, with access to all Oracle cloud services, to manage their most important workloads

Clay Magouyrk, Executive VP, development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer

Oracle cuts short, because the project is as simple as it is ambitious: the same model of the public cloud, however declined to a purely private dimension, not shared, with the same service levels, the same APIs, the same performances and the same security standards. On the contrary: precisely the fact of allocating everything within the customer’s data center makes everything exponentially safer, even and above all if the advantages of the Autonomus Database are added to this combination. But on one thing Oracle intends to clarify extreme, because it is on this element that the project differs substantially from the competition: customers will be able to experience a real public cloud experience even within the perimeter of their own reality, physically below your firewall, with 100% of the Oracle services available.

We bring our Autonomus Database to customers’ datacenters, freeing developers and database administrators from low-level activities: in this way, they can dedicate themselves to innovating and creating more value for the business

Juan Loaiza, EVP, Mission-Critical Database Technologies Oracle

The many possible nuances between the public and the private cloud are now contemplated and Oracle has a full range of options in hand to ensure that any company, of any size, has a useful option and the same quality standards. In this case the Cloud @ Customer dimension is reserved for few high-level customers (both in the public and private sectors, for example, the group assesses the possibility of reaching about ten entities on an Italian level).

There are therefore real physical spaces at stake, with armored entrances both as regards the movement of the customer’s operators and in relation to Oracle maintenance over time. These prerogatives are paired with specific subdivisions of responsibility in terms of action on the datacenter, with Oracle having no access to corporate data (protected by a cryptographic key kept exclusively by the company itself) and the customer who has no power over Oracle systems. .

The project foresees a logic of pay-per-use and consists of a real subscription logic: a sort of public-cloud-as-a-service, in short, in which the customer can dynamically modulate the resources he needs by concentrating on the applications, while Oracle thinks of the rest : hardware, software and an additional share of responsibility in terms of security are in the hands of the Oracle supplier, who thanks to this proposal can move the center of gravity of the public cloud directly into the customer’s private perimeter to ensure minimum latency, no legislative constraints and maximum predictability operational.

Great attention has been paid to safety, real added value in this type of formulation: machine learning (applied following tests capable of experimentally measuring the new registered attack techniques), predictive maintenance and ability to automatic update to cover any deficiencies in the configurations (often and willingly the error lies in the human element) they represent a tool capable of substantially helping those responsible for internal security.

As these are enterprise-sized companies, these are completely central aspects of corporate security and data management, which means protecting the value of your data behind a design choice that, at the cost of a real subscription, guarantees the company all the experience and efficiency of Oracle services.

Oracle Autonomous Database

The announcement of the Dedicated Region Cloud @ Customer pairs with the opening of a further possibility: to bring theAutonomous Database directly in the customer datacenter via the Oracle Exadata Cloud @ Customer platform, reducing capital costs and significantly reducing implementation times. Explain Oracle in detail:

Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud @ Customer is the easiest and fastest way to switch to a public cloud model but locally, with very short implementation times. Existing applications in a datacenter can simply connect and start without requiring any changes, while the data never leave the customer’s datacenter. This is an ideal solution for companies that find it too challenging to move their workloads as mission-critical databases to the public cloud, for issues related to data residence or other regulations to comply with, security, performance – or because their applications and their on-premise databases are tightly coupled.

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Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud @ Customer is the easiest and fastest way to switch to a public cloud model but locally, with very short implementation times. Existing applications in a datacenter can simply connect and start without requiring any changes, while the data never leave the customer’s datacenter. This is an ideal solution for companies that find it too challenging to move their workloads as mission-critical databases to the public cloud, for issues related to data residence or other regulations to comply with, security, performance – or because their applications and their on-premise databases are tightly coupled.

With these innovations, Oracle puts it into play a new way of understanding the cloud, positioning itself univocally in the sector and with an extremely pragmatic approach to the needs of this type of company. A cloud that seems to identify innovation not as an end, but as a tool: in this case the goal is to respond in the most complete, punctual and effective way to the needs of companies that have for their part a myriad of specificities to be contemplated in their “cloud” choice.

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