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Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle FastConnect, and Microsoft Windows Server Available on Oracle’s Next Gen IaaS, Providing Customers an Expanded Range of Infrastructure Capabilities

Continuing its Oracle Cloud Platform innovation, Oracle today announced major enhancements that make it easier for organizations to move enterprise database applications to the cloud. Oracle now offers Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle FastConnect private networking capabilities, and Microsoft Windows Server support for Oracle’s high performance next generation IaaS. These offerings enable a new range of customers to deploy and access Oracle Database applications in the cloud with performance and availability on par or exceeding on-premises, and demonstrate performance of up to 20 times faster on benchmark tests compared with Oracle running on a competitor’s cloud.*

Oracle is the only cloud vendor to provide customers with complete and highly available enterprise application environments in the cloud. With this announcement, Oracle is delivering unique, integrated platform services to mid-sized and large enterprises that don’t have the expertise or capital to maintain comparable systems on-premises. Customers can now use Oracle’s next generation IaaS to deploy applications based on Microsoft Windows, Oracle Linux, and other Linux distributions, and scale to millions of operations per second, connect to Oracle RAC Databases on bare metal servers that support hundreds of thousands of transactions per second, and use Oracle FastConnect to connect these applications to on-premises networks at costs as low as one-twentieth of a competitor’s comparable offerings for high bandwidth users.** Customers can either use all the services and pay an hourly charge, or purchase a subscription for consistent billing.

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SAP and Oracle both invest heavily in cloud technology. However, our client was skeptical about cloud scalability and unsure if the products were mature and proven.

“Enterprise customers and ISVs have high expectations for performance and availability for their database applications. At the same time, they want to preserve hard-won experience and best practices, particularly from on-premises deployments,” said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of product management, Oracle. “We introduced our next generation IaaS to address all of these requirements. With these database, compute, and networking enhancements, Oracle Cloud Platform offers a complete, high performance solution for business-critical database applications in the cloud.”

Oracle Cloud Platform offers the broadest range of integrated services to enable customers of any size and at any price point to easily develop, test, and securely and cost-effectively deploy their business-critical applications in the cloud. Oracle Cloud Platform’s next generation IaaS capabilities have been expanded to include:

  • Support for two-node Oracle RAC on bare metal compute, providing proven, continuous database availability through failures or software maintenance. Two-node RAC can scale on-demand from 4-72 OCPUs, with 1TB of RAM and 24TB of storage.
  • Oracle FastConnect on next generation IaaS delivers customers an on-demand private network connection that offers flexible bandwidth options (increments of 1Gb or 10Gb), can scale up and down with their business needs, and can be provisioned in minutes via console and API. Current global partner providers are Equinix and Megaport.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server on both 1, 2, 4, 8, 16-OCPU virtual machine compute and three 36-OCPU bare metal compute shapes provides users a range of compute, memory, and storage resources, with image portability across instance types, all on the same, high performance virtual cloud network.
  • Support for CentOS, RHEL, and Ubuntu, which along with Oracle Linux and Microsoft Windows Server distributions covers the vast majority of enterprise operating systems.

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