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A Single Vision, Delivered Through Innovation

Don Johnson
SVP of Product Development

This week is OpenWorld, the largest event we do at Oracle. It gives me the chance to learn from our customers and partners about the solutions they are building in Oracle’s cloud. Also, we have been able to announce a number of advancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. I’d like to share a few of my favorites with you.

From the beginning, we have been focused on giving Oracle customers access to top-tier hardware, so they face no compromises when going to cloud. Our users tell me about how their database, big data and high-performance computing applications are constantly growing larger and demanding machines with a greater core density, more memory and better I/O performance. This inspired us to develop our new X7 instances, utilizing Intel’s Skylake architecture. They contain 52 cores, 768 GB of RAM and up to 51 TB of NVMe SSD storage. Many of our customers have never experienced this kind of horsepower, even in their newest data centers. We have also added new GPU instances based on Nvidia’s P100. These are available as bare-metal servers, so nothing stands between you and the power of this hardware.

We’ve just announced automation for Lift and Shift of Oracle E-Business Suite. Along with our comprehensive Oracle Database offering ranging from small VMs to full Exadata, this makes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure the best, often the only, place to run your Oracle applications and database-centered applications.

Six months ago, we acquired Dyn, the internet’s leading provider of DNS services. Now Dyn’s services are easily available to all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure users – they just show up as one more service in our console. This makes our cloud a one-stop shop for deploying internet applications. Users can place their central business logic in our high-scale core regions, while latency-sensitive applications like DNS will be run throughout our global network of edge data centers.

Finally, I’m excited that we started taking traffic over the weekend at our new EMEA cloud region in Frankfurt, Germany, which is now officially generally available. Many European customers have been waiting for this moment, so we’re thrilled to be able to serve them.

Like I said, this is just a sampling of the new features we introduced this week. I can’t wait to see what our users build with them. You can read more about the new features here and more about all of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure here.

- Don

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