Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) made its lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Regions available to customers. The company also gave a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services, which it hopes to bring more than 100 OCI public cloud services into customers’ data centers.
The new services were developed to help customers meet strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernization efforts.
“Distributed cloud is the next evolution of cloud computing, and it provides customers with much more flexibility and control in how they deploy cloud resources,” Dave McCarthy, research vice president, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC, said in a media release. “Customers are no longer restricted by location choices, data sovereignty, data residency, or latency. OCI’s distributed cloud services offer more capabilities than anyone else in the industry and place all the benefits of the public cloud directly inside a customer’s data center while still being managed remotely by OCI.”
Customers across the region and across industries, including financial services, public sector, healthcare, and logistics, have adopted OCI to support their cloud transformations without the trade-offs in scale, data sovereignty, security, and control that they have had to make in the past.
The new OCI Dedicated Region requires 60-75% less data center space and power on average, with a significantly lower entry price of around $1 million a year for a typical customer. A wider range of customers can now gain the agility, economics, and scale of the public cloud in their own data centers.
OCI Dedicated Region gives customers a complete cloud region in their data center with all the benefits of OCI’s public cloud. Commercial and public sector customers are deploying OCI Dedicated Region to host applications and data that require strict data residency, control, and security; or to remain in specific locations for low-latency connectivity and data-intensive processing. Dedicated Regions can also be extended (like Oracle’s public cloud regions) in hybrid architectures using Roving Edge Infrastructure.
OCI Compute Cloud@Customer
OCI Compute Cloud@Customer is a rack-scale solution meant for smaller environments than OCI Dedicated Region. Compute Cloud@Customer will enable organizations to run applications on OCI-compatible compute, storage, and networking in their data centers, fully managed as a service from an OCI Region and using OCI’s cost-effective consumption model to streamline operations and reduce costs.
With OCI Dedicated Region, Exadata Cloud@Customer, and Compute Cloud@Customer, organizations use the same OCI managed hardware and software in their data centers and OCI Regions. Developers and IT managers will utilize the same APIs and management tools to create a consistent user experience, irrespective of where services are running. Organizations can more easily develop, deploy, secure, and manage a single set of software across a wide range of distributed cloud environments.
The OCI Region is operated as a commercial and government public cloud in 38 regions, which can be interconnected with other clouds for multi-cloud architectures, or act as the control plane for hybrid cloud offerings. The OCI Region can also be deployed in the customer data center as a dedicated, single-tenant cloud in a repeatable way. OCI’s deployment options can include the functionality of all 100+ OCI services, or just a subset, with the required location choice, performance, security, compliance, and operational models. Together these deployment options comprise OCI’s distributed cloud.