CIOs can take a look at latest announcement by Oracle on significant expansion of services available through Oracle Cloud at Customer.
The portfolio now spans all of the major Oracle PaaS categories including infrastructure, data management, big data analytics, application development, enterprise integration and security. And for the first time, also features Oracle SaaS services.
According to Oracle, its Cloud at Customer has experienced unprecedented growth since its inception. Leading global organizations across six continents and more than 30 countries adopted the solution, including AT&T and Bank of America.
Oracle Cloud at Customer is designed to enable organizations to remove one of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption – data privacy concerns related to where the data is stored.
While organizations are eager to move their enterprise workloads to the public cloud, many have been constrained by business, legislative and regulatory requirements.
The latest Oracle services provide organizations with choice in where their data and applications reside and a natural path to easily move business critical applications eventually to the public cloud.
“Oracle Cloud at Customer is a direct response to the remaining barriers to cloud adoption and turning those obstacles into opportunities by letting customers choose the location of their cloud services,” said Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle.
“We are providing a unique service that enables our customers to leverage Oracle Cloud services, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, both on their premises and in our cloud. Customers gain all the benefits of Oracle’s robust cloud offerings, in their own datacenters, all managed and supported by Oracle.”
The cloud infrastructure that supports Oracle Cloud at Customer includes converged Oracle hardware, software-defined storage and networking and a IaaS abstraction.
Oracle fully manages and maintains the infrastructure at customers’ premises so that customers can focus on using the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services. This is the same cloud infrastructure platform that powers the Oracle Cloud globally.
With the latest offering, customers now have access to all of Oracle’s major PaaS categories, including Database, Application Development, Analytics, Big Data, Application and Data Integration, and Identity Management.
These services take advantage of specific enhancements that have been made to the underlying Oracle Cloud at Customer platform such as servers with faster CPUs and NVMe-based flash storage, as well as all-flash block storage to deliver even better performance for enterprise workloads.
For the first time, Oracle has also made available via Oracle Cloud at Customer, the ability to consume Oracle SaaS services such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Human Capital Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Supply Chain Management in their own datacenters.
With the addition of SaaS services to Oracle Cloud at Customer, customers have access to Oracle Cloud services across the entire cloud stack, all delivered in a subscription-based, managed model, directly in their datacenters.
Also, newly available is the Oracle Big Data Cloud Machine, which is an optimized system delivering a production-grade Hadoop and Spark platform with the power of dedicated nodes and the flexibility and simplicity of a cloud offering.
Organizations can now access a full range of Hadoop, Spark, and analytics tools on a simple subscription model in their own data centers.
Customers including City of Las Vegas, Federacion Colombiana de Municipios, Glintt Healthcare, HCPA, NEC, NTT DATA, Rakuten Card, State University of New York, and State Bank of India are benefitting from Oracle Cloud services from inside their own datacenters.
According to a report by Synergy Research Group Oracle achieved higher growth rate than that of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the first quarter.
Microsoft, Google, IBM and Alibaba also logged higher growth rates than AWS, which still remains well ahead of the field with a worldwide market share that is holding steady at around 33 percent.
Salesforce and Rackspace are the two other companies which have found positions in the ranking of top cloud providers. While they have lower growth rates than the other providers, they are maintaining strong positions in particular market niches.
According to data released by market research firm IDC, spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $266 billion in 2021. The public cloud services and infrastructure market is expected to achieve a 5-year CAGR of 21 percent. Public cloud services spending will grow at a 25.6 percent to 128 billion in 2017.