Tom Haunert, Editor in Chief of Oracle Magazine, spoke with Kyle York, Vice President of Product Strategy at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, about Cloud Generation 2 Infrastructure, Cloud strategies, security and more.
Improving upon the first-generation Cloud that was built for Cloud native, net-new applications, Cloud Generation 2 Infrastructure can serve those use cases and more. It enables enterprises to replace on-premises data centers with a Cloud deployment model. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is Cloud Generation 2 Infrastructure—what is being built and operated today. Cloud Generation 2 is autonomous, secure, and extensible. It is available globally, and “it has the feature set, the capabilities, and the differentiation to run all the mission-critical, high-volume, high-performance databases and workloads for the world’s most demanding enterprises,” according to York.
Key Benefits of Cloud Generation 2
There are five core pillars that drive business success and value and have become the strategic benefits of Oracle Cloud Generation 2 Infrastructure. These five pillars/benefits include:
- Protecting existing environments: Businesses have decades of on-premises technology investments, and they aren’t just going to throw those investments out. “Part of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) bare metal architecture means businesses can ‘move and improve’ all of their tech investments to the Cloud,” York said.
- Security: Security entails everything from network architecture and design to partnerships in networking and hardware. OCI security “encompasses security operations, network operations, and the Oracle products and services running on Oracle Cloud.” Data security is a top priority in choosing enterprise infrastructure, and it is believed that security concerns are one of the reasons that enterprise has been slow to move to the Cloud sooner.
- Mission-critical performance: It is important to look at the performance of Cloud infrastructure, from latency of the network to the compute and the storage, while also delivering high performance at the lowest cost. The goal for OCI is to have better performance than the rest of the Cloud market and also deliver the best pricing for that performance. It’s important for Cloud infrastructure to scale with your business needs.
- Oracle’s enterprise expertise: Oracle has the ability to help enterprises migrate and operate in the Cloud. Their expertise on everything from tooling and support to professional services and partner ecosystems provides a key advantage for customers.
- Openness: “Openness makes it easy to move on-premises workloads, manage workloads, and orchestrate different workloads across customers’ premises in a hybrid and multi-cloud world,” York explained. Openness includes support for open source technology and interoperable standards, and Oracle continues to innovate in areas like serverless computing, containers, orchestration and streaming.
For more information, check out the full interview with York in the article attached below or watch Andrew Sutherland, Vice President of Technology and Systems at Oracle, as he presents Cloud Generation 2 at Oracle OpenWorld London 2019.