Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers the widest range of distributed cloud options with hybrid cloud services and multicloud capabilities across 39 public cloud regions worldwide. OCI also brings public cloud services to a customer’s data center with a fully managed dedicated region that meets data residency, security, and reduced latency requirements.
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According to market analysts, distributed cloud is often defined as the distribution of public cloud services to different physical locations while the operation, governance, and updating of core services continue to be the responsibility of the originating public cloud provider.
An OCI Region is the core of OCI’s commercial and government public clouds, which can be interconnected with other clouds for multicloud architectures or act as the control plane for hybrid cloud offerings. For on-premises requirements, OCI is available with OCI Dedicated Region, which brings Oracle’s complete portfolio of public cloud infrastructure, fully managed cloud services, and Oracle Fusion SaaS applications into your data center.
OCI's different deployment options can include the functionality of more than 100 OCI services or just a subset, with the required location choice, performance, security, compliance, and operational models. Any OCI Region can be extended with hybrid cloud architectures through services such as Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer.
Further, you maintain complete control of your data to address data residency, security, and connectivity concerns with OCI’s sovereign cloud solutions. Together, these deployment options comprise the OCI distributed cloud.
Multicloud architectures allow organizations to leverage the best services from each cloud to deploy and consistently manage workloads across clouds. By linking applications running in different clouds or distributing application stacks across clouds, customers in all industries can achieve competitive advantages, with better capabilities, higher performance, enhanced disaster mitigation, and lower costs.
Hybrid cloud architecture uses both a public cloud provider, such as OCI, and on-premises infrastructure to meet enterprise IT needs. This approach provides the flexibility to move some workloads to the public cloud while retaining others on-premises.
This architecture is gaining importance as certain workloads cannot be moved to public cloud data centers for reasons that include data residency, network latency, and infrastructure performance. Oracle Cloud@Customer brings the complete portfolio of cloud services into customer data centers, enabling hybrid cloud architectures.
Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer combines the benefits of the public cloud with customer data centers. OCI delivers the same full-featured, high-performance Exadata Database Service and Autonomous Database on-premises that we offer in our public cloud, with the added benefit of globally available cloud-based management. OCI Dedicated Region delivers all OCI services and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications inside your own data centers.
Oracle’s sovereign cloud solutions meet the most demanding data residency, security, and latency requirements for both private companies and public sector organizations. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers industry-leading price-performance with significantly reduced operational costs while enabling workloads with sovereign requirements. These sovereign regions offer every Oracle cloud service and all future innovations.
Customers can use these cloud services with additional security and operational capabilities. OCI operates both public cloud regions and dedicated regions for government, defense, and intelligence as well as commercial uses. Unlike other providers, OCI has built a repeatable process to offer public cloud and dedicated regions with limited or single tenancy, data residency, and even disconnected operations as available options.
Oracle Cloud is available globally from 39 cloud regions, and expanding rapidly. Our goal is to offer regions in proximity to our customers to meet their data residency requirements while providing true disaster protection with multiple geographically distributed cloud regions in every country. Oracle currently has at least two regions in nine countries and the European Union. Unlike other providers, our government regions offer services at the same prices as commercial regions and are targeted to have service compatibility with commercial regions 30 days after a service reaches general availability. Oracle Cloud serves commercial businesses, the U.S. and UK governments, and the U.S. Defense Department with distinct regions that meet specific security, compliance, and other tenancy requirements.
|Industry challenge||Oracle advantage||Customer story|
|Using best-of-breed cloud capabilities||Take advantage of the unique capabilities each cloud vendor offers and bridge these applications and databases with OCI interconnect solutions.|
|Meeting price-performance and SLA goals||Choose cloud vendors based on economics and performance. De-risk across cloud platforms by distributing workloads and leveraging vendor SLAs.|
|Eliminating data and app silos||Integrate applications and data in distributed cloud environments. Manage all types of infrastructure and applications with a single pane of glass.|
|Enabling DR and business continuity||Mitigate the impact of primary cloud provider outages with a second provider. Mitigate the impact of on-premises outages with a cloud disaster recovery (DR) environment, or vice versa.|
|Improving compliance and security||Meet data residency and compliance requirements with on-premises cloud solutions. Protect distributed environments with cloud services for observability and security.|
|Meeting data sovereignty/latency||OCI’s multicloud capabilities allow you to adopt a dedicated cloud on-premises to meet data residency and latency requirements.|
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