From The Expert Feature Article
January 21, 2013

Oracle Launches On-Premise IaaS with Managed Cloud Services Option

Moving deeper into the ever-burgeoning cloud space, Oracle (News - Alert) has launched its Infrastructure as a Service (Oracle IaaS) with Capacity on Demand service.

As more businesses focus on the need to meet internal and regulatory compliance and security requirements, the on-premise, private cloud infrastructure is designed to give organizations direct control and visibility over their IT environments, according to Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of Oracle Software Development.

“For the first time, customers can get the unmatched performance, scalability and reliability of Oracle Engineered Systems deployed on premise, behind their firewall, for a monthly fee,” Loaiza said in a statement.

Oracles IaaS includes elastic compute Capacity on Demand, which essentially allows customers to add and remove processing capacity to meet their changing workloads – and only have to pay for peak computing power when it is needed.

“Oracle Infrastructure as a Service with elastic compute Capacity on Demand makes it possible for customers to use, and pay for peak processing power only when they need it, and get the highest level of support with the new Oracle PlatinumPlus Services,” Loaiza added.

Customers can choose to manage the systems themselves or they can opt for Oracle Managed Cloud Services for managed cloud and application services.

During the Oracle CloudWorld conference in Dubai last week, Oracle president Mark Hurd (News - Alert) said the new service addresses the challenges of managing increased data.

“One of the biggest challenges of customers is how to manage increased data in their organizations,” Hurd said.

Announcing the Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (Oracle IaaS) with capacity on demand, Hurd said it would allow organizations to deploy fully integrated engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC SuperCluster, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance in their data centers behind their firewall.

The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company’s latest cloud offering expands the company’s growing portfolio of cloud-based services, including: the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, Oracle Financial Reporting Cloud Service, Oracle Data and Insight Cloud Service, Oracle Social Sites Cloud Service, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, Oracle Messaging Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

Edited by Brooke Neuman