Delhi: With OCI Dedicated Region, Oracle is bringing distributed cloud services to more customers and customer data centres with a new, smaller infrastructure footprint and lower price.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) on Wednesday introduced a lower entry point for OCI Dedicated Region and a preview of Compute Cloud@Customer services in India. It enables Oracle to provide more than 100 OCI public cloud services to customers’ data centres.
These new services will help customers meet strict latency, data residency, and data sovereignty requirements that are key to many IT modernization efforts, the company said.
OCI Dedicated Region is part of Oracle’s Distributed Cloud Strategy that aims to take cloud services to where customers need them.
As a commercial and government public cloud, OCI Dedicated Region is operated in 38 regions and can be interconnected with other clouds for multi-cloud architecture, or act as the control plane for hybrid cloud offerings.
Also, it can also be deployed in the customer data centre 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.
“In India, especially public cloud services adoption is witnessing a massive cloud wave post-pandemic and we are constantly aiming towards making cloud a technology that can be effectively leveraged by all,” said Kapil Makhija, VP -Technology Cloud, Oracle India.
“We are seeing a huge change in the way governments are viewing how technology can accelerate their digitisation efforts,” added Makhija.
“Our OCI Dedicated Region is a game changer product for India – especially for companies that operate in regulated industries, including all public sector firms and governments – more so for India’s states,” emphasized Makhija.
Makhija informed that the company offers a new cloud solution for state governments and all companies– to address challenges with reference to technology on costs, data residency, and security.
OCI Dedicated Region brings the full public cloud to more customers and their data centres with a new and smaller infrastructure footprint. A wider range of customers can now gain the agility, economics, and scale of the public cloud in their own data centres.
“Through OCI Dedicated Cloud Region, customers can run any IT workload on a full range of infrastructure and application cloud services, while retaining data and service control,” he added.
“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,” said Dave McCarthy, Research VP – Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services, IDC.
The Distributed Cloud Market is expected to reach $3.9 billion by 2025 and it is growing at a CAGR of 24.1% during the forecast period from 2020-2025, according to the Industry ARC report.
“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 centre, while still being managed remotely by OCI,” added McCarthy.
Nomura Research Institute (NRI) and Vodafone are among the many customers that have chosen OCI Dedicated Region to gain the full functionality of the public OCI cloud in the locations of their choice.