Cloud platform Oracle’s new cloud infrastructure platform, Oracle Allow, enables service providers, integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), and other organizations to become cloud providers and roll out new cloud services to their customers.
With Alloy, organizations can offer a full set of cloud services, brand and tailor the experience, and package additional value-added services and applications to meet the specific needs of their markets and industry verticals. Organizations can also use Alloy independently in their own data centers and fully control their operations to help address specific regulatory requirements.
Alloy is a platform that offers the same more than 100 infrastructure and platform services that are available in OCI’s public cloud. As a result, partners can go to market with a pre-integrated hardware and software platform deployed in their own data centers. This enables the potential to enter new markets and generate new revenue streams with cloud services already proven with thousands of customers worldwide.
Service providers, integrators, and ISVs partner with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to provide applications and services tailored to specific industries, markets, and regulatory or government stipulations. Alloy partners will be able to serve the public sector and other industries that want to keep workloads in the country and operate their clouds independently. This new offering will also enable partners that host customers in their own data centers to unlock new opportunities for growth beyond the public cloud.
Software and Hardware
“Oracle Alloy’s ability to extend OCI’s many infrastructure and platform services to partner-controlled environments could have ample appeal for end-customers, who increasingly want cloud environments that live closer to them, whether for performance, growing data-sovereignty reasons or simply to leverage familiar relationships with existing trusted service providers,” said Chris Kanaracus, research director, IDC. “They also want cloud services tailored for their industries. Moreover, at IDC we increasingly see the cloud as not something tied to a specific location but rather a consistent operating model for IT. Oracle Alloy reflects these trends.”
Oracle Alloy will offer software and hardware extensibility. Taking advantage of the same developer, UX, devops, and security tools currently used to build OCI native services, partners can build their own cloud services tailored to the needs of specific markets or industries. They can also bring specific hardware appliances, such as specific types of compute or mainframes, to Alloy and offer new cloud services based on them. OCI was designed to accommodate a diverse set of underlying hardware — now partners can take advantage of this architecture to serve their customers.