Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Big Data
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Oracle Adding Four New Cloud Data Centers
Oracle Adding Four New Cloud Data Centers

By Jennifer LeClaire
November 12, 2013 1:22PM

    Bookmark and Share
Oracle's new Oracle Cloud data centers will expand Oracle's global cloud infrastructure to 17 data centers supporting a portfolio of application, social, platform, and infrastructure services, all available on a subscription basis. The new Oracle Cloud data centers are scheduled to go online by the second quarter of 2014.
 



If there was any question how serious Oracle is about the cloud, the company is answering loud and clear -- and repeatedly. In its latest response, the software maker is expanding the number of Oracle Cloud data centers.

Oracle Cloud offers a range of integrated services running in a secure, enterprise and standards-based cloud platform. The suite of modern, enterprise Software-as-a-Service applications includes Human Capital Management, Customer Experience and Enterprise Resource Management with built-in business intelligence, social, and mobile capabilities.

With the new Oracle Cloud data centers scheduled to go online by the second quarter of 2014, Oracle is working to help customers and partners leverage cloud computing and support the demand for local data residency and regulatory requirements.

"Oracle operates a mission-critical cloud, and we understand that cloud services need to deliver more than our already industry-leading breadth and depth of cloud service functionality," said Oracle President Mark Hurd. "Oracle also delivers on the requirements of enterprise IT, including important corporate and regulatory requirements around data privacy and security."

Meeting Enterprise Demand

Oracle offers customers and partners choice and flexibility in where they deploy the vendor's software: in Oracle Cloud and other public clouds, at traditional on-premise data centers, private clouds and private managed clouds, meeting the most comprehensive security and compliance standards in the industry.

Oracle's new data centers will expand Oracle's global cloud infrastructure to 17 data centers supporting a portfolio of application, social, platform, and infrastructure services, all available on a subscription basis.

We turned to Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, to get his take on the announcement. He told us the news is in line with the enterprise vendor trend. IBM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and EMC are all opening new data centers.

"This reflects the market reality that when it comes to the enterprise customers that these vendors deal with, there are some applications and there is some data that will never been moved into the public cloud, or at least not for a long time," King said. "So the question becomes, 'If those customers are interested in engaging some type of cloud services, who are the best providers of those services?'"

Cementing Customer Relationships

The answer is, "Who better than the vendors enterprises vendors are already dealing with?" Oracle, for one, stations employees on client sites full-time to help drive maximum performance from database applications. Oracle, then, has trusted relationships with hundreds if not thousands of large companies. That, King said, makes them the perfect candidate.

"Its very wise for Oracle to get on the ball with this. It fits in their wheelhouse. They are obviously engaged with a lot of these customers themselves. Frankly, if they don't do something like this they risk being left behind," King said.

"It will never be a majority part of their business. I don't think it will be a majority part of anybody's business. But you can make a living at it and it's a way to further cement relationships with core customers."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Get Powerful App Acceleration with Cisco. In a world where time is money, you need to accelerate the speed at which data moves through your data center. Cisco UCS Invicta delivers powerful, easy-to-manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. So you can make decisions faster and outpace the competition. Learn More.


 Big Data
1.   HP Drops $50M on Hortonworks
2.   IBM, California Partner in the Cloud
3.   Teradata Bets Big on 2 Big Data Buys
4.   Business Impact of IBM-Apple Deal
5.   Esri, SAP Team on Data Mapping


advertisement
Comcast Customer Service Fiasco
Lessons to be learned for all companies.
Average Rating:
Apple, IBM Team on Mobile Biz Apps
A match made in technology heaven.
Average Rating:
U.K. Wants Data Retention Law
After citizens right-to-privacy verdict.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 
Contrary to Report, Lenovo's Staying in Small Windows Tablets
Device maker Lenovo has clarified a report that indicated it is getting out of the small Windows tablet business -- as in the ThinkPad 8 and the 8-inch Miix 2. But the firm said it is not exiting that market.
 
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage products aimed at small businesses. The drives are for companies with up to 50 workers, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.