Tech giant Oracle is expanding its Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio with the launch of Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine, the company announced yesterday. Enterprises will be able to deploy Oracle Exadata in a number of ways, including as a cloud service inside their own datacenter, in the Oracle Cloud or in a traditional on-premises environment, the company said.
“With [this] news, Oracle is offering organizations the ultimate in choice and flexibility in where they deploy the world’s most advanced database cloud for mission-critical workloads,” the company said in a statement.
Since it was first introduced over a year ago, Oracle Cloud at Customer has proved popular with enterprises as a way to help bridge the gap between public cloud and on-premises deployments. While organizations look forward to moving their enterprise workloads to the public cloud, many have been constrained by business, legislative and regulatory requirements that have prevented them from moving their data and applications outside their own datacenters, Oracle said.
The Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine is designed to deliver the full power of the Oracle Exadata Cloud Service that resides in Oracle’s public cloud to customers that require or prefer their databases to be located on-premises, the company said.
“Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine is an ideal platform for organizations that want the benefits of the cloud brought to their datacenter,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technologies at Oracle, in the statement. “For many years, Oracle Exadata has been the platform of choice for running mission critical Oracle databases at thousands of customers, and the Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine extends this value proposition to those customers who want cloud benefits but cannot or aren’t yet ready to move to a public cloud.”
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