We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle Key Vault 18.3, which is the first release that is also available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Oracle Key Vault provides continuous, scalable and fault-tolerant key management for your Oracle Database estate, regardless of where they are deployed: On-premises, in Oracle Cloud, or across a hybrid cloud ecosystem.
The ability to deploy Oracle Key Vault in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides customers with the additional benefits of deployment flexibility and ease, while maintaining full ownership and control over the key management operations and encryption keys. The ability to deploy OKV in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace enables you to:
- "Click-to-deploy" Oracle Key Vault servers in your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancy
With just a few mouse-clicks, you can now quickly provision a new Key Vault server in your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancy from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.
- Select OCI Compute Shape to Meet Your Requirements
OKV server images can be provisioned on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instances of medium and large VM shapes. For example, you can use a medium shape (VM.Standard.E2.2) to quickly validate OKVs functionality, and use the larger shapes (VM.Standard2.16 and higher) to support production deployments.
- Quickly build out Oracle Key Vault clusters
You can stretch OKV cluster with up to 16 Oracle Key Vault nodes across your data centers and any of the Oracle Cloud regions, providing key management to your global infrastructure.
- Extend existing on-premises Oracle Key Vault clusters into the Oracle Cloud
Quickly deploy new OKV servers in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to extend an existing on-premises OKV cluster cost-effectively, adding additional capacity when it is needed. Extending an OKV cluster into the cloud makes the OKV cluster node locally accessible to cloud databases, backup services, and cloud-based replication services. This can also provide lower latency of key retrieval.
Oracle Key Vault 18.3 also includes updates to the embedded Oracle Database, Oracle GoldenGate, and Oracle Linux. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to 18.3 (upgrade patch number 30949384). For new deployments, download OKV 18.3 from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, or launch an instance in your OCI tenancy almost immediately.
As with all Oracle software available through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, Oracle Key Vault follows the "Bring-Your-Own-License" model.