Realization of Oracle’s hybrid cloud strategy launched in 2019 with the availability of its Exadata Gen 2 database fed by flash memory, the Dedicated Region [email protected] offer allows companies to access 50 cloud services as well as set of APIs and associated SLAs in their own datacenters. A price starting at 500,000 dollars per month is announced against just under 11,000 dollars for the Autonomous Database on the Exadata [email protected] service alone.
Oracle’s aberrations in terms of the cloud – not so long ago when the American giant bet at all costs on SOA – seem to be definitively buried. And it’s not its latest Dedicated Region [email protected] offering that will show the opposite. On the contrary, Oracle has just succeeded – on paper at least – in catching up with AWS Outposts and Microsoft Azure Stack when it comes to hybrid cloud. With this solution – available in 39 countries including France – Oracle simply brings all of its cloud services to corporate data centers, plus a battery of APIs and SLAs. “With Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], customers stay in control of data and physical security and get new features and security updates as soon as they become available in Oracle’s public cloud regions,” announced Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of engineer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In terms of prerequisites, the company must ensure that the site hosting Oracle’s offer has a minimum power supply of 0.5 megawatts and a surface area of nearly 205 square meters, knowing that the implementation time is between 5 and 6 months.
A total of 50 services are offered in Dedicated Region [email protected], divided between services and solutions in computing power (bare metal, VM, HPC and GPU, OS management), storage (object storage, archiving, block, files, gateway storage and data transfer), data management (autonomous database, database cloud services, Exadata [email protected], database cloud service, MySQL database, NoSQL database, etc.), developer services (Container Engine for Kubernetes, Weblogic Server, Visual Builder …), management (Email delivery, resource manager, monitoring…), analytics (Cloud Analytics and Streaming), security (DNS and Traffic Management, Load Balancing, Health Checks and Fast Connect VCN).
An assured availability rate of 99.95%
“You can choose from bare metal, compute, VM, and GPU, database services like Autonomous Database and Exadata Cloud Service, container-based services like Container Engine for Kubernetes, and analytics services like Data Flow that let you enable legacy workloads to be seamlessly enhanced and consolidated and consolidated onto a single platform to dramatically reduce TCO without requiring re-architecting,” said Clay Magouyrk. “You also have access to a comprehensive set of developer services like API Gateway and Events Service that can help you modernize the stack in place gradually, reducing the risk and expense of adopting new technologies. You can run applications with the same SLAs for availability, manageability, and performance as Oracle’s public region and bring cloud services closer to data and applications that won’t move to the public cloud for years.” Unsurprisingly, Dedicated Region [email protected] is also designed to run seamlessly with in-house SaaS products (ERP-Financials, HCM, SCM…).
In terms of SLA, Oracle guarantees an availability rate of 99.95% and contractually guarantees performance on storage (IOPS) and the network. On the security side, SOC 1 and 2, ISO 27001/27017 certifications and NIST 800-53 rev4 support are offered, as well as 24/7 support. Regarding prices, Oracle announces that its entire offer is available from at least 500,000 dollars per month spent over 3 years. Another example of pricing: the service only Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata [email protected] – automation having become in recent months the spearhead of the strategy of the American supplier including in France – is offered from a minimum amount spent per month of $10,800. If Oracle took care to compare its latest offer with AWS Outposts and Azure Stack – and without much surprise to highlight it above the fray – the supplier did not however provide a comparative table putting face to face the cost of its offer with the equivalent purchase of license over several years. Beyond an uncertain addition in favor of the cloud, the question also arises as to whether companies should put all their eggs in one basket with the inherent risk that this entails in terms of reversibility.