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    The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Government Cloud is designed to support the cloud computing needs of US federal, state, and local public sector agencies and the US Department of Defense (DoD). Keep reading to find answers to frequently asked questions about Oracle's new government cloud regions.

  • What separates Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's government cloud regions from the competition?

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stands out from the competition in the areas of performance, pricing, and support for migration.

    Superior, predictable performance
    Oracle provides the consistent performance required by the most demanding production workloads, as well as the most powerful compute and database instances in the market.

    • Bare metal shapes offer 52 cores, the highest CPU count among cloud providers.
    • Supports the broadest range of infrastructure options for Oracle Database, from bare metal compute to Maximum Availability Architecture-certified high availability. Deployment options include RAC, Exadata, and Data Guard.
    • Exadata offers the best performance and highest scalability available for Oracle databases in the cloud, with millions of transactions per second (TPS) and up to 424 terabytes for a single database.
    • Provides unique Oracle technologies like RAC, Exadata, and WebLogic, enabling easier operations and simpler migrations to the cloud.

    Predictable, low prices
    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers the lowest cost for Oracle databases and the high-performance applications that depend on them.

    • Transactional and performance-sensitive applications require low latency block storage. Oracle's cost-efficient block storage offers industry-leading performance with no additional charges for high levels of provisioned performance.
    • Enterprises often require private connectivity to the cloud. Oracle FastConnect offers a fixed price per port and does not charge for inbound or outbound data transfer.
    • Oracle includes multiple components of cloud usage with the base service, including 10TB of internet data egress; all data egress via private line networking; storage performance and enterprise support. Competing cloud providers often meter and charge for these components, leading to significant cost unpredictability.

    Seamless migration and operation
    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers technologies that ease the migration of existing applications to the cloud without the need to re-architect them.

    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers multiple choices in terms of operating system selection and hypervisor.
    • Only Oracle offers automated deployment tools to migrate Oracle apps such as E-Business Suite, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft from on-premises to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers get complete control of an L3 virtual cloud network, from firewalls to subnets, and are completely insulated from other cloud users.
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure users get fine-grain access control on a per resource basis.
    • Maximum resource control and security via bare metal compute.
  • What regions are being launched for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Government Cloud?

    The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Government Cloud is currently planned to have five regions. They include two regions for general government use, and three for US Department of Defense (DoD) customers and federal customers who have workloads subject to DISA SRG impact level guidance. The general Government regions are located in Ashburn, VA and Phoenix, AZ, and the DoD regions are in Ashburn, Phoenix, and Chicago, IL. The government regions may or may not be in the same physical facility as commercial regions, however they are separate and distinct cloud regions with no other shared resources.

    Oracle's two new government-specific cloud regions for general government use are available for immediate quoting. The three new DoD regions are currently planned to be open and available for quoting later in the first half of 2019.

  • How does Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ensure high availability for my data and applications?

    Each government region availability domain offers multiple fault domains, so services can be distributed across physical hardware to maintain availability. Oracle storage services are designed to be resilient and automatically distributed across fault domains. Block volumes and file storage have additional features for point-in-time data protection through storage snapshots that are stored in object storage. Databases can be backed up to object storage, and object storage and databases can be replicated across regions.

  • Can customers use Oracle's government cloud regions and commercial cloud regions from a single tenancy?

    The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure government regions are separate and distinct from commercial regions. Customers who wish to use both will have to establish two tenancies.

  • What services will be available in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure US DoD Regions?

    The following Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services will be available in the Oracle's US DoD regions at launch. Additional services will follow.

    • Compute
    • Block storage
    • Object storage
    • Archive storage
    • Load balancer
    • Oracle Database
    • Exadata
    • Key management

    Visit this page to learn more about features and services as they become available.

  • What services are available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's general government cloud regions?

    The following services are available in Oracle's general government cloud regions. Additional services will follow.

    • Compute
    • Block storage
    • Object storage
    • Archive storage
    • FastConnect
    • Load balancer
    • Oracle Database
    • Exadata
    • Key management

    Visit this page to learn more about features and services as they become available.

  • Which customers are allowed to access the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Government Cloud?

    Oracle's new government cloud includes two FedRAMP regions for federal, state, and local government use, and three regions dedicated specifically for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and federal customers who have workloads subject to DISA SRG impact level guidance.

  • How can I learn more about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's Government Cloud?

    To learn more about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, contact the Oracle sales team at: 1-800-633-0738 or chat now with a sales representative and get questions answered online.

    Customers can also visit this page to start a free trial of Oracle Cloud