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Oracle adds on-premise IaaS to its private cloud portfolio

Archana Venkatraman

Oracle has released a set of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) systems that allows customers to use cloud computing features such as capacity on demand within the security and control of their in-house datacentre.

Oracle IaaS, the on-premise, private cloud infrastructure is available for a monthly fee and can be used to deploy fully-integrated engineered systems, including the company’s Exadata Database Machine, Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, SPARC SuperCluster and Exalogic Elastic Cloud in their internal datacentre behind their own firewall.

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This means the IT executives can have with control and visibility over their environments and meet the internal and regulatory compliance and security requirements, Oracle said. 

The IaaS service’s elastic compute feature – capacity on demand – means that customers can add and remove processing capacity to meet their fluctuating workloads and pay only for CPU capacity when needed, said Juan Loaiza, senior vice-president, Oracle Software Development.

“Capacity on demand helps keep infrastructure costs down because customers only pay for the additional CPU capacity during the months it is used, while providing extra juice whenever workloads spike or business requirements change,” Gene Eun, senior director for Oracle cloud, wrote on the company blog.

“There are no financing or complex lease terms involved,” Gene Eun added.

Organisations can get Oracle Engineered Systems hardware by spreading the cost over time and eliminate up-front capital expenses. Hardware and support obtained through Oracle IaaS for systems such as Exadata will cost as much as 20% less over a three year period when compared with a traditional purchase, the company said.  

For the first time, customers can get cloud-like performance, scalability and reliability of Oracle Engineered Systems deployed on-premise, behind their firewall, said Loaiza.

In November 2012, Oracle acquired Instantis, a cloud and on-premise project portfolio management company, shoring up its own cloud services portfolio. Previously, in July, it acquired network virtualisation specialist Xsigo to boost its cloud offerings.


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