Oracle Cloud update: Literally doubling down
Oracle News, February 5th, 2020
February 5, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 1

Oracle Cloud's 2020 strategy will heavily focus on addressing customers' data sovereignty high-availability requirements

"A year ago, we spoke of Oracle's positioning of its cloud as a second generation, both literally and figuratively. It's no coincidence that Oracle's cloud unit is based in Seattle and counts many AWS and Azure alumni among its team. A year later, Oracle has an agreement to link up to Microsoft Azure data centers.

An example is how Oracle has extended elasticity from compute to storage. It is virtualizing its storage into block volumes that can be configured by performance or cost. While in other clouds, customers typically select specific tiers of storage, such as disk, SSD, or memory, in Oracle Cloud you can buy performance units on the fly that can increase or decrease IOPS. While currently this is a manual process, Oracle plans to add an automated option that would, in essence, extend autoscaling to storage..."

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