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Oracle launches Cloud at Customer

Allows organisations to move workloads to the cloud keeping data on its own premises

Oracle launches Cloud at Customer
Natarajan: Huge amounts of workload are still being held in private clouds.

Oracle has launched the Cloud at Customer solution, which allows organisations to move workloads to the cloud while keeping their data on their own premises at GITEX Technology Week.

According to the database vendor, the solution enables organisations to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption-data privacy concerns related to where the data is stored.

Oracle says while organisations are eager to move their enterprise workloads to the public cloud, many have been constrained by business, legislative and regulatory requirements that have prevented them from being able to adopt the technology.

Oracle fully manages and maintains the infrastructure at customers' premises so that customers can focus on using the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services. This is the same cloud infrastructure platform that powers the Oracle Cloud globally.

Swami Natarajan, SaaS sales development and strategy leader - ECEMEA at Oracle says: "If you look globally, the workloads that are running in the public cloud are hardly 5-6%. Huge amounts of workload are still being held in a private cloud or on-premise model. The reason why public sector or other regulated customers are unable to move to public cloud is because of regulations."

Natarajan says the option for them to modernise their applications and get the benefits of cloud is only through a Cloud at Customer model and there's a huge requirement from these customers. "We have public sector customers who have made it clear that they want to join a public cloud and want options to run a public cloud type of environment within their own data centre," he adds. "And this is the model. We strongly believe this will address the major segment of these customers - public sector, financial services, telecom, and to a certain extent, retail and other customers, depending on the country."


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