Continuing to help organizations simplify cloud adoption by bringing the benefits of the cloud inside their own datacenters, Oracle has announced the expansion of the Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio with the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine. Oracle is offering organizations the ultimate in choice and flexibility in where they deploy the world’s most advanced database cloud for mission-critical workloads. Organizations can now deploy Oracle Exadata in a number of ways, including as a cloud service inside their own datacenter, in the Oracle Cloud, and in a traditional on-premises environment.
Since its introduction just over a year ago, Oracle Cloud at Customer has seen tremendous popularity as organizations look for ways to bridge the gap between the public cloud and on-premises in their journey to the cloud. While organizations look forward to moving their enterprise workloads to the public cloud, many have been constrained by business, legislative, and regulatory requirements that have prevented them from moving their data and applications outside their own datacenter. Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine delivers the full power of the Oracle Exadata Cloud Service that resides in Oracle’s public cloud to customers who require or prefer their databases to be located on-premises.
“Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine is an ideal platform for organizations that want the benefits of the cloud brought to their datacenter,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technologies, Oracle. “For many years, Oracle Exadata has been the platform of choice for running mission critical Oracle databases at thousands of customers, and the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine extends this value proposition to those customers who want cloud benefits but cannot or aren’t yet ready to move to a public cloud.”
With Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine, customers have subscription access to the most powerful Oracle Database with all options and features, like Real Application Clusters, Database In-Memory, Active Data Guard and Advanced Security, offering extremely high levels of performance, availability and security features for mission-critical workloads. Additionally, the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine is 100 % compatible with on-premises and Oracle Cloud applications and databases, ensuring any existing application can be quickly migrated to the cloud without changes.
The Oracle Exadata Cloud Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine provide leading functionality, including:
- Mission-critical database for OLTP, analytics, mixed workloads, and consolidation – all options included
- Highly proven database hardware platform with NVMe Flash, InfiniBand networking, and the fastest servers
- Intelligent database platform with Smart Database Algorithms in storage, networking, and compute
- Advanced database cloud platform with subscription based pricing and real-time online capacity bursting
- Flexible cloud that can be deployed in Oracle’s public cloud or inside the customer’s data center with Oracle managing all infrastructure
- Simple and straightforward migration to the cloud – software and hardware are identical and 100% compatible
“Every IT organization is making plans to move to the public cloud, and Oracle customers are no different,” said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President for structured data management software at IDC. “The Oracle Cloud at Customer program provides a means of transitioning to the cloud by starting right in the datacenter, thereby maintaining direct interaction with the applications that remain on the premises. The Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine extends that capability with all the features of Exadata, managed remotely by the Oracle Cloud team. It is a great first step toward eventual cloud deployment.”
The Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio of services enables organizations to get all of the benefits of Oracle’s public cloud services in their datacenter. The business model is just like a public cloud subscription; the hardware and software is the same; Oracle experts monitor and manage the infrastructure; and the same tools used in Oracle’s public cloud are used to provision resources on the Cloud Machine. This is the only offering from a major public cloud vendor that delivers a stack that is 100 percent compatible with the Oracle Cloud but available on-premises. Since the software is seamless with the Oracle Cloud, customers can use it for a number of use cases, including disaster recovery, elastic bursting, dev/test, lift-and-shift workload migration, and a single API and scripting toolkit for DevOps. Additionally, as a fully managed Oracle offering, customers get the same experience and the latest innovations and benefits using it in their datacenter as in the Oracle Cloud.