Oracle Introduces Broad Portfolio of Cloud Services

Oracle announced sweeping enhancements for the cloud, with a new database as a service, 10 new cloud services, and a roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API Integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Oracle OpenWorld continues this week in San Francisco – with the event conversation on Twitter hashtag #OOW13.

Database as a Service

Oracle announced new  services for supporting a wide variety of workloads: Oracle Database as a Service, Oracle Java as a Service, and Oracle Infrastructure as a Service. All of these new offerings augment Oracle’s portfolio of Application, Social, Platform, and Infrastructure Services, all available on a subscription basis. The new Oracle Database as a Service provides full control of a dedicated database instance, supports any Oracle Database application, and gives users greater flexibility and choice over their services. Java as a Service provides full control of dedicated Oracle WebLogic Server clusters, supports any Java application, and gives users greater flexibility and choice over their services.

“By building upon the world’s broadest selection of flexible, reliable and secure enterprise cloud services, Oracle is perfectly positioned to help organizations unlock all the benefits of cloud computing,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. “With a comprehensive and growing set of functionally rich, integrated and secure cloud services, the Oracle Cloud provides customers with a variety of options through a full suite of Application, Social, Platform, and Infrastructure Services.”

Ten New Cloud Services

Extending its cloud portfolio, Oracle introduced ten new cloud services for its customers and partners. Joining the traditional Oracle ERP cloud services are Compute Cloud, Object Storage Cloud, Database Cloud, Java Cloud, Business Intelligence Cloud, Documents Cloud, Mobile Cloud, Database Backup Cloud, Billing and Revenue Management Cloud, and a new Cloud Marketplace. Oracle Cloud partners will be able to refer and resell the new Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure services through the existing Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud programs.

“To realize the true benefits that cloud computing offers, organizations need access to flexible, reliable and secure cloud services that are designed to meet their specific business needs,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. “With the broadest selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions in the world, Oracle is uniquely positioned to meet this demand. With an expanding portfolio of functionally rich, integrated and secure enterprise cloud services, Oracle continues to lead the cloud computing industry by delivering instant value to both business users and developers.”

Nimbula Director Roadmap

Earlier this year Oracle acquired open cloud player Nimbula, and Tuesday it announced a roadmap for integrating Nimbula Director, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service software solution that enables enterprises and service providers to build a cloud environment on their own infrastructure, with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c will also be integrated with Nimbula Director for a complete, unified and automated out-of-the-box cloud automation solution that will offer full IaaS lifecycle management, full PaaS lifecycle management, and a single management regime for cloud and traditional IT estates. This will be the first time the extreme performance of Oracle Exalogic and OpenStack capabilities will be available on a single system.

“By integrating Nimbula Director into Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, we are positioned to bring Oracle customers the industry’s first engineered system that can deliver a scalable, resilient cloud infrastructure with breakthrough application performance,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, Oracle. “Customers and partners deploying Java, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle and ISV Applications on private cloud environments will be able to consolidate all their workloads on the industry’s only engineered cloud platform that scales linearly within the data center and across Oracle Public Cloud.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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