Oracle Unveils New Cloud Computing Products and Services

Oracle today announced that customers can license Oracle(R) Database 11g Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Manager to run in a cloud computing environment.

To help customers benefit from the economies of Cloud Computing, Oracle today announced that customers can license Oracle® Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Manager to run in a cloud computing environment. The first products will be available for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment. Customers can also use their existing software licenses on Amazon EC2 with no additional license fees.

Enabling customers to deploy Oracle solutions on Amazon EC2 quickly and efficiently, Oracle is delivering a set of free Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). Using Oracle provided AMIs, new virtual machines can be provisioned with Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Linux fully configured and ready to use within minutes. Developers can take advantage of the provisioning and automated software deployment to rapidly build applications using Oracle’s popular development tools such as Oracle Application Express, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and Oracle Workshop for WebLogic. Additionally, Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support and Amazon Premium support is available for Oracle Enterprise Linux on EC2 providing seamless customer support:

Oracle is also introducing a secure Cloud-based backup solution. Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module, based on Oracle’s premier tape backup management software, Oracle Secure Backup, enables customers to use the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) as their database backup destination. Cloud-based backups offer reliability and virtually unlimited capacity, available on-demand and with no up-front capital expenditure. The Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module also enables encrypted data backups to help ensure complete privacy in the Cloud environment. It’s fully integrated with Oracle Recovery Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager, providing users with familiar interfaces for Cloud-based backups.

For customers with an ongoing need to quickly move very large volumes of data into or out of the AWS cloud, Amazon today allows the creation of network peering connections. Oracle and Amazon are also working on solutions that will enable cost effective, high volume backups and restores, even in network-bandwidth constrained environments, by means of physical import and export.

Today’s announcement supports Oracle’s strategy of delivering complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle’s approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility.

Supporting Quotes

“Providing choice is the foundation of Oracle’s strategy to enable customers to become more productive and lower their IT costs – whether it’s choice of hardware, operating system, or on demand computing – extending this to the Cloud environment is a natural evolution,” said Robert Shimp, vice president Oracle Global Technology Business Unit. “We are pleased to partner with Amazon Web Services to provide our customers enterprise-class Cloud solutions, using familiar Oracle software on which their businesses depend.”

“Amazon Web Services enables businesses and developers to run on a reliable, flexible and scalable cloud computing platform,” said Adam Selipsky, vice president of Product Management and Developer Relations for Amazon Web Services. “For the first time, customers who want to run Oracle’s industry-leading software to develop and deploy new, innovative applications in the cloud can do so with Oracle running on AWS.”

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