Oracle recognized as Leader in 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure

November 6, 2023 | 5 minute read
Karan Batta
Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
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Gartner recently released the first Magic Quadrant report covering major cloud infrastructure providers delivering services to different locations using a range of deployment models. We’re pleased that Oracle was named as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure

Only OCI’s distributed cloud offers consistent services, experience, and price

We believe the positioning of Oracle as a Leader in this report underscores Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)’s ongoing strategy to expand and improve what customers can expect from the cloud. Customers increasingly want flexibility and control beyond what traditional centralized hyperscale cloud models provide. They need data residency in specific countries and their own data centers, but with the same services, experience, and pricing found in the public cloud. They also want to use cloud services for more, including their most demanding and most mission-critical workloads that need the highest levels of compliance, reliability, and performance.

Although distributed cloud is seen as an emerging area of cloud computing, OCI has been delivering distributed cloud services for our customers for years, where and how they need them. In recent months, we have demonstrated our momentum in distributed cloud with a set of announcements summarized in this post.

Bring OCI into your data centers

OCI has a standardized way of delivering cloud services across a wide range of deployment models with consistent functionality, experience, and economics. OCI Dedicated Region offers the same services as our public cloud regions, including our developer, AI, VMware, and databases services. They offer the same pricing, and they can expand to an enormous scale. Dedicated regions give customers control of both location and cloud operations for their data and applications, and isolated configurations to meet the highest levels of compliance and security. We’re operating Dedicated Region in production today for customers, including Vodafone and Oman ICT.

Oracle Alloy, our award-winning cloud infrastructure, platform enables partners to become cloud providers. Partners can offer new services and applications to their own customers from their own data centers, customizing support and operations controlled to meet the specific requirements of their industries and jurisdictions. One of our first Alloy partners is Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading global provider of consulting services and system solutions, has two dedicated regions in production. They selected Alloy to help their customers move to the cloud faster and more securely, and more easily meet industry regulatory requirements.

Customers also need to run applications and databases in their own data centers without the need for a full dedicated cloud region. Compute Cloud@Customer, introduced earlier this year, enables customers to run workloads on managed infrastructure in their own data centers using OCI Compute and Storage. Together with the latest generation of our on-premises cloud database platform, Exadata Cloud@Customer X10M, customers now can run their applications and databases together on-premises with cloud services operated by OCI. OCI currently manages Exadata and Compute Cloud@Customer deployments in customer data centers in over 60 countries worldwide, including customers like Deutsche Bank, who are using these solutions to modernize and consolidate their database portfolio while retaining control over data residency.

Access OCI from specific clouds for commercial, governments, and the EU

An important benefit of the distributed cloud is the ability to deploy and consume services in specific locations while meeting specific compliance needs. Public cloud regions can offer these benefits if they’re located in the country or territory of operation. OCI’s distributed cloud offers public cloud regions in many locations worldwide, each with the same services and pricing. OCI manages different sets of cloud regions or realms for different customer bases as separated clouds, each with separate operations, support, users accounts, and connectivity as needed.

We currently operate 46 public cloud regions in 23 countries, including 38 commercial cloud regions, two sovereign cloud regions, and eight government cloud regions. We’re the only major cloud provider to operate separate government cloud regions for nations outside the US, with separate cloud regions for the US, UK, and Australian public sector. In 11 countries plus the EU, customers can use two or more cloud regions for disaster protection while ensuring data residency within borders. OCI also operates multiple Oracle US National Security Regions (ONSRs) and dedicated regions for customers, totaling 64 customer-facing regions overall.

Recent announcements include the following examples:

Use OCI services from Microsoft Azure and AWS

OCI’s distributed cloud also offers multicloud services and supports customers using data and services across multiple clouds. Oracle’s cloud database services offer a consistent experience across multiple cloud providers and on-premises with OCI Dedicated Region.

With the recent introduction of Oracle Database@Azure, customers can gain direct access to Oracle database services running on OCI and deployed in Microsoft Azure datacenters. OCI also offers low-latency interconnections to Azure regions from 12 of our cloud regions.

MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse enables customers to run transaction processing, real-time analytics across data warehouses and data lakes, and machine learning (ML) in one cloud database service. These new capabilities of MySQL HeatWave are available in all service locations, including OCI, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and from Azure through our multicloud services.

See how OCI’s distributed cloud can help your organization

At Oracle, we place our customers and their needs first. OCI’s distributed cloud offerings can meet a wide variety of regulatory and performance requirements from our customers, for even the largest and most compliance-sensitive organizations. We’re proud of these commitments to our customers and the accomplishments of our team as OCI has grown, and we’re excited to continue our work with customers and partners. OCI’s momentum continues, driven by innovation in many areas, including distributed cloud, AI, and data and analytics, as evidenced by customer successes from large companies, such as Uber and startups like Adept that were highlighted at Oracle CloudWorld 2023.

Read the entire Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure. Enterprise and cloud architects can get started with OCI by browsing and deploying our catalog of nearly 300 reference architectures. Engineers and developers can try Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for free today!

About this report

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure, by Analyst(s): Julia Palmer, Tony Harvey, Michael Warrilow, David Wright, Jeffrey Hewitt, 27 September 2023.

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Karan Batta

Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Karan Batta is a senior vice president at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Karan leads overall product management for OCI. He joined Oracle over 6 years ago at the inception of OCI to work on core products such as compute, storage, and networking. Before Oracle, Karan worked in the core engineering team at Microsoft as part of Microsoft Azure Compute, where he worked on AI infrastructure, such as GPUs and FPGAs, with managed batch services. Before Microsoft, he was an early part of a startup called GreenButton in New Zealand that provided visual effects services on multiple cloud providers. GreenButton was acquired by Microsoft.


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