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Oracle Cloud Services – What is the deal?

Posted on September 28, 2014 by Brent Seaman

Tags: Cloud Computing, Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle’s renewed attention to Public Cloud Services will certainly be evident in many of the topics and agenda items throughout the week at Oracle OpenWorld this year.

Oracle’s tiers of service match a standard three-tier type model.  Oracle offers Cloud Services in each of the three tiers - Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Oracle IaaS offerings currently include Compute, Storage, and Messaging.  The infrastructure management for IaaS is based on the Nimbula’s technology, which Oracle acquired last spring.  Pricing is by the month or by the hour.

PaaS is made up of half a dozen services today, with many more “COMING SOON”.  Oracle SaaS has ten different application types are made up of 33 different services ranging from Database-as-a-Service to others like ERP, HCM, SCM, EPM, Customer Experience, and Social.

Java Cloud Service (JCS) is one of the required PaaS services to house applications in a best-in-class Application Server - rich in features – with application portability between Cloud and On-Premise.  WebLogic Server is available in this Cloud Service as the same Editions that customers are accustomed to – Standard Edition (Jave EE full support, ADF, TopLink), Enterprise Edition (adding diagnostics, dynamic cluster, JMC/JFR, and other features), and Suite (ability to include Coherence functions and Active GridLink among others).  This Java Cloud Service is available in versions 11g or 12c for application compatibility. 

Options are available now on JCS for automatic provisioning of cluster instances or virtual images.  Environments for Oracle’s Cloud Services can be spun up quickly and easily as expected. Engineered Systems high performance environment options will be available soon.

Coming releases of Oracle software licenses will include these same Public Cloud features so customers can use them in Private Cloud architectures.  Cloud Control in Oracle Enterprise Manager continues to increase in robustness for the single-pane-of-glass management approach.  For a glance at this Cloud Control functionality, visit our booth (Moscone South #2201) at OpenWorld this week.

Look for more news about Oracle Cloud Services in the coming week online or at Oracle OpenWorld this week.

Brent Seaman - Vice President, Enterprise Architecture & Technology Solutions Group
 

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