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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure expands distributed cloud services, CIO News, ET CIO


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is meeting customers where they are with the introduction today of a lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Region and a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services, bringing more than 100 OCI public cloud services into customers’ data centers. These new services will help customers meet strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernization efforts. Customers including NRI and Vodafone have chosen OCI Dedicated Region to gain the full functionality of the public OCI cloud in the locations of their choice.

“In India, especially public cloud services adoption is witnessing a massive cloud wave post pandemic and we are constantly aiming towards making cloud a technology that can be effectively leveraged by all. We are seeing a huge change in the way governments are viewing how technology can accelerate their digitization efforts. In continuation to our commitment towards offering superior cloud economics, our OCI Dedicated Region is a game changer product for India – especially for companies that operate in regulated industries, including all public sector firms and governments – more so for India’s states. We have new cloud solution for state governments and all companies– to address challenges with reference to technology on costs, data residency, security.” said Kapil Makhija, Vice President -Technology Cloud, Oracle India

“OCI Dedicated Region brings the full public cloud to more customers and more customer data centers with a new and smaller infrastructure footprint. A wider range of customers can now gain the agility, economics, and scale of the public cloud in their own data centers. Through OCI Dedicated Cloud Region, customers can run any IT workload on a full range of infrastructure and application cloud services, while retaining data and service control,” he added.

“Distributed cloud is the next evolution of cloud computing, and it provides customers with much more flexibility and control in how they deploy cloud resources,” said Dave McCarthy, research vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC.“Customers are no longer restricted by location choices, data sovereignty, data residency, or latency. OCI’s distributed cloud services offer more capabilities than anyone else in the industry and place all the benefits of the public cloud directly inside a customer’s data center while still being managed remotely by OCI.”

New OCI Services Delivering More Flexibility and Control for Organizations

Customers across the globe and across industries, including financial services, public sector, healthcare, and logistics, have adopted OCI to support their cloud transformations without the trade-offs in scale, data sovereignty, security, and control that they have had to make in the past. The new services include:

  • OCI Dedicated Region at a lower entry point: The new OCI Dedicated Region requires 60-75% less data center space and power on average, with a significantly lower entry price of around $1 million a year for a typical customer. A wider range of customers can now gain the agility, economics, and scale of the public cloud in their own data centers. OCI Dedicated Region gives customers a complete cloud region in their data center with all the benefits of OCI’s public cloud. Commercial and public sector customers are deploying OCI Dedicated Region to host applications and data that require strict data residency, control, and security; or to remain in specific locations for low-latency connectivity and data-intensive processing. Dedicated Regions can also be extended (like Oracle’s public cloud regions) in hybrid architectures using Roving Edge Infrastructure.

  • OCI Compute Cloud@Customer preview: Today, we’re previewing OCI Compute Cloud@Customer which is a rack-scale solution meant for smaller environments than OCI Dedicated Region. Compute Cloud@Customer will enable organizations to run applications on OCI-compatible compute, storage, and networking in their data centers, fully managed as a service from an OCI Region and using OCI’s cost-effective consumption model to streamline operations and reduce costs. With OCI Dedicated Region, Exadata Cloud@Customer, and Compute Cloud@Customer, organizations use the same OCI managed hardware and software in their data centers and OCI Regions. Developers and IT managers will utilize the same APIs and management tools to create a consistent user experience, irrespective of where services are running. Organizations can more easily develop, deploy, secure, and manage a single set of software across a wide range of distributed cloud environments.

“As we yet again innovate our Hybrid Cloud offerings with the new OCI Dedicated Cloud Region, we are certain that this truly is an ideal offering for our Indian customers from across sectors. Given our decades of experience, we understand that each customer has unique requirements around data sovereignty, scalability, data residency or even low-latency connectivity. However, we want to ensure that these requirements are fulfilled along with having a complete cloud experience. Therefore, we have curated the new OCI Dedicated Cloud Region in a way that customers can have a complete cloud experience and leverage all the benefits of OCI’s public cloud in complete cloud region within their data center.” said Srikanth Dorandula, VP, Hybrid Cloud Systems, Oracle India“We believe that the OCI Dedicated Cloud Region is an ideal offering to support the endeavor of making cloud an ‘all accessible’ technology considering not only does it cater to commercial organisations but also to Government, defense, and intelligence with data sovereignty and high security needs those in highly regulated spaces with data residency and data sovereignty requirements. We also previewed OCI’s Compute Cloud@Customer, which will enable organizations to run applications on OCI-compatible compute, storage, and networking in their data centers. These offerings will especially empower Indian customers to experiment, innovate and succeed in the cloud journeys more effectively,” he added.

The OCI Region is operated as commercial and government public cloud in 38 regions, which can be interconnected with other clouds for multicloud architectures, or act as the control plane for hybrid cloud offerings. The OCI Region can also be deployed in the customer data center as a dedicated, single tenant cloud in a repeatable way. OCI’s deployment options can include the functionality of all 100+ OCI services, or just a subset, with the required location choice, performance, security, compliance, and operational models. Together these deployment options comprise OCI’s distributed cloud.





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