Today in Washington DC, USA, Oracle formally announced what it calls the "Oracle Cloud at Customer" service which, from my understanding, is a new term for the combination of Oracle hardware running in your data centre (see Oracle's Public Cloud Machine - initial thoughts and speculation), the Oracle public cloud software running on this hardware, and remote management by Oracle.
Note that, seemingly as of today, the new hardware is called the Oracle Cloud Machine (it was formerly known as "Oracle Public Cloud Machine" and "Oracle Private Cloud Machine for PaaS & IaaS"), abbreviated to OCM (no doubt to the chagrin of Oracle Certified Masters!).
Oracle had its top brass out today, with Thomas Kurian providing the primary keynote:
Very interestingly Oracle is clearly steering the conversation away from hardware altogether - there was very little mention of specifications and nothing about performance (which we usually hear for Engineered Systems) - this launch was primarily centred on flexibility of service provision.
Firstly let's recap what, in a nutshell, Oracle Cloud (PaaS & IaaS) offers:
The Oracle Cloud Machine, in addition to the above, offers:
Let's look at those two characteristics more closely. With low latency I can see these clear benefits for OCM:
If we now think about the benefits from being "in your own data centre, behind your firewall": Read the complete article here.
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