The appeal of public cloud services is undeniable and
unstoppable. But, a vast majority of applications
are constrained from moving to the public cloud due to data residency and
privacy laws, intellectual property concerns, and sensitivity to latency of the
traffic to and from the public Internet.
If the phrase ‘Private Cloud’ sounds like an oxymoron to
you, you are not alone.
IT vendors have tried but largely failed to deliver on the
tall promise of “private cloud” – the notion of a cloud behind your firewall
with all the benefits of public cloud services without the need to send your
data over the Internet to a public cloud service. Too many corners were cut in
offering such solutions. According to Nirav Mehta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle, who spoke to hundreds of CIOs and IT directors, the biggest reasons why the promise of Private Clouds has not been realized is it is either ‘private’ or a ‘cloud’ but not
really both at the same time.
Today, we are very proud to announce the availability of the
first offering in this category – the Oracle
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We have taken the
Oracle Cloud for IaaS and PaaS and extended it to your premises. The service, called Oracle Cloud at Customer, allows companies to place an Oracle cloud server within their own data center, essentially turning one of the basic concepts of cloud computing inside-out, according to Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development.
The setup is a hybrid cloud structure that allows a company to run whatever workloads it chooses on premises or in the Oracle cloud, with a common set of tools, APIs, and experiences. The workloads can shift between the environments. And Oracle will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the server, just as it would be for customers of more standard, public cloud services.
We believe it is the industry’s most complete solutions for
deploying public cloud services “behind your firewall”. Here's why:
- There is a single point of accountability for the cloud services delivered
behind the customer’s firewall – Oracle. Hardware, software, and all ongoing management of the entire stack is
provided by Oracle.
- The same software that underpins the Oracle
(public) Cloud is delivered with the Oracle Cloud Machine as well. Oracle also ensures that this congruence
between the private cloud and public cloud is maintained by frequently updating
the Oracle Cloud Machine with the same updates that we deploy in the Oracle
- Oracle Cloud Machine is managed remotely by Oracle Cloud Operations using a secure, remote
connection that honors least privilege principles to ensure that you, the
customer, can truly have a hassle-free experience of consuming cloud services
and NOT managing the underlying infrastructure. Every customer is assigned a Technical
Account Manager (included in the cost of the service) who helps with capacity
planning, performance optimization, and addressing any services issues.
- Oracle Cloud Machine is sold as a set of
subscription services. You buy IaaS and
PaaS services and not hardware and software. The pricing mirrors the Oracle
(public) Cloud pricing for a very simple buying experience for the
customer. Pick the service you want and
you choose whether you want to consume it over the Internet or entirely behind
your firewall. Oracle takes care of
Lastly, while we are unbeatable when it comes to running
Oracle workloads. Oracle Cloud Machine runs on Oracle Linux which is provides high performing, secure platform for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Providing advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems, Oracle Linux delivers truly open cloud with great performance and is used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems.
simplicity takes a lot of thought and effort. We are proud to have delivered a solution that has simplicity at its
core. The kind of simplicity that could
only have come from hidden sophistication and innovation. We look forward to working closely with you
to realize your vision of a true cloud behind your firewall enabled by Oracle
Yes. You may eat that cake and have it too!
Read more in this blog article by Nirav Mehta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle
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