Data sovereignty and strictly local operations are key considerations when customers move to the cloud. Customers require transparency regarding data location, cloud security, and cloud operations. To meet local sovereignty requirements, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers several deployment models for commercial and government customers, each delivering the full scope of OCI services.
Oracle Sovereign Cloud Regions meet demanding data residency, security, and latency requirements. Oracle Cloud offers industry-leading price-performance with significantly reduced operational costs while enabling customers with sovereignty requirements to run workloads. These sovereign regions offer “Everything Everywhere”— the same cloud services as our other OCI regions.
Oracle extends region deployment options to address customer and government sovereignty requirements. Customers can control their deployment’s location, accessibility, operations, support, regulatory requirements, and internet connectivity. By combining these options around a core deployment, customers can start with a small initial footprint and enjoy the full scope of Oracle Cloud while also meeting their stringent security, compliance, and sovereignty requirements.
Through the implementation of these options, Oracle is able to provide its customers with the following sovereign deployment models.
Combining all the above options, Oracle National Security Regions (ONSRs) bring Oracle Cloud to secure government networks and support highly classified workloads, customer accreditations, and compliance requirements that surpass those of internet-connected sovereign cloud regions. ONSRs are designed to ensure mission continuity with high-availability architectures deployed in multiregion configurations. ONSRs provide additional protection to meet the following stringent requirements:
Oracle will be launching sovereign cloud regions for the European Union in 2023. Both private companies and public sector organizations within the EU will be able to use these new OCI sovereign cloud regions to host data and applications that are sensitive, regulated, or of strategic regional importance. As a general policy, OCI already does not move customer content from the regions our customers select for their workloads. OCI’s sovereign cloud extends this practice by restricting operations and customer support responsibilities to EU residents. These sovereign cloud regions are also designed to further enable customers to demonstrate alignment with relevant EU regulations and guidance.