October 23rd, 2018 by Adam Armstrong
Oracle Updates Its Cloud Infrastructure
Today at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, Oracle announced significant enhancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The company also updated its global data center region roadmap, which will increase the company’s reach and help bring features such as its Autonomous cloud to even more customers.
As we’ve previously stated, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure includes a wide variety of service offerings including compute, storage, networking, database, and load balancing--in effect, all the infrastructure necessary to construct a cloud-based data center. Today’s updates give customers the secured, mission-critical infrastructure they have come to depend on from Oracle for running their applications.
- Security Enhancements: Oracle extended its commitment to provide cloud customers core-to-edge security by introducing new integrated security solutions to combat sophisticated cyber threats with layers of defense. The new cloud services include a Key Management Service (KMS) that allows customers to control the encryption of their data, an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), which monitors and enforces secure configurations, a Web Application Firewall (WAF) designed to protect against attacks on web traffic, and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection to help stop malicious actors from disrupting customer applications.
- Upgrade to Autonomous Database: Oracle is previewing new capabilities with dedicated Oracle Exadata cloud infrastructure for the latest version of Oracle Autonomous Database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP). Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, ATP allows the line of business or development teams to each have their applications or development projects deployed in a fully dedicated ‘private cloud like environment’ on Oracle Cloud.
- Openness: To support its commitment to openness, and with expanding relationships with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Oracle is announcing it has joined the Internet Society (ISOC) and Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition). Oracle will be a key member of these internet infrastructure community organizations to drive forward global internet policy and educational programs, as well as joining various working groups and industry events.
- Enterprise Expertise: Oracle announced a new integrated experience for partners and customers that makes it easier for them to publish and deploy business applications from Oracle Cloud Marketplace on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- Mission-Critical Performance: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure continues to deliver customers with the performance required of today’s most mission-critical workloads. Oracle Cloud has beat out competitors in recent testing around performance. Combined with simple and scalable pricing, Oracle is leading the market in price and performance.