Driven by strong customer demand, Oracle has revealed its Dedicated Region [email protected], a fully-managed cloud region that brings all of Oracle’s second-generation cloud services, including Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud applications, to customer datacenters, starting at only $500K a month.

With this offering, the company says enterprises get the exact same complete set of modern cloud services, APIs, industry-leading SLAs, superior price-performance, and highest levels of security available from Oracle’s public cloud regions in their own datacentres.

A spokesperson said the solution is ideal for highly regulated or security-focused businesses needing to meet demanding latency and data residency requirements, reduce operational costs, and modernize legacy applications.

According to Scott Newman, Senior Director, Cloud Platforms and Infrastructure Solutions Consulting, Oracle ANZ “Enterprise customers have been migrating to public cloud en masse in recent years. However, organisations in heavily regulated industries or with data that is highly sensitive to latency issues, haven’t necessarily been able to follow suit.”

Newman said many of these organisations would like to access the full benefit of the public cloud in an on-premise solution.

“Until now that has only been possible in a very limited form. Dedicated Region Cloud @ Customer gives customers all the benefits of Oracle’s Generation 2, 50 plus cloud services, including Autonomous Database, in their own data centres, behind their own firewalls. No other company can offer a comparable solution.”

Under the Oracle model, any data collected and stored by an organisation never leaves their own premises, let alone the country or State, said Newman.

“This makes it an ideal solution for customers in public sector, utilities, financial services and other tightly regulated industries, especially those located in smaller jurisdictions where suitable public cloud operators may not even exist.”

“The ability to bring our Autonomous solution on-premises in is also a real driver for adoption. All other database solutions in the market require highly complex manual provisioning, configuration, encryption, and backup, which can open them up to natural human error. That’s why we have automated all provisioning and configuration on Oracle Autonomous Database – now you can never forget a patch or backup.”

He described the autonomous capabilities as a game-changer. ” Data security is a huge priority for organisations.”

Deepak Mohan, Research Director at IDC sais “With Dedicated Region [email protected], Oracle delivers a slice of its public cloud experience into customer datacenters, with no changes in pricing or capabilities. This represents a new direction for public cloud providers, who have historically offered only limited versions of their services to customer premises.”

The analyst said this new service brings the full capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to customer premises. “This brings together public cloud service capability with the compliance, latency, and co-location benefits of on-premises – which can be a game-changer for large scale digital transformation efforts at enterprises.”

Oracle argues that over the past few years, enterprise adoption of public clouds has gone mainstream as companies took advantage of the pay-as-you-go economics, scale, and agility of cloud computing.  But, they say, most enterprises expect to continue to run a portion of their workloads in on-premises datacentres for the foreseeable future resulting in strong demand from customers for a hybrid architecture.

In a statement announcing the solution the company claimed, “But until today, no solution was able to bridge the gap between cloud and on-premises environments.  On-premises offerings from other cloud providers offer a very small subset of the services available in their public cloud regions.  With today’s announcement, Oracle is making all of its cloud services — more than 50 services — available on-premises so enterprises can use Oracle’s cloud services wherever they need them – in the cloud or on-premises via [email protected]

According to Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of engineering, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, “Enterprise customers have told us that they want the full experience of a public cloud on-premises, including access to all of Oracle’s cloud services, to run their most important workloads.”

“With Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], enterprises get all of our second-generation cloud services, including Autonomous Database, in their datacentres. Our major competitors can’t offer customers a comparable dedicated cloud region running on-premises,” he said.

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