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Why the arrival of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a big deal

There have been some big announcements around the Oracle Cloud recently, not least the availability of a new European region in Frankfurt  – Point of View


This expands Oracle’s second-generation of cloud infrastructure (known as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, or OCI) beyond North America for the first time. A London-based OCI region is due to open in early 2018.

What’s more, the recent improvements to OCI have made it an even more compelling proposition, unlocking the door to new use cases for the cloud in your business.


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Other key OCI IaaS improvements include:


  • The ability to run Oracle Database and Real Application Clusters (RAC) on virtual machines in the Oracle Cloud
  • Two-node RAC for Oracle Database, available in the Frankfurt and Phoenix regions
  •  Enhancements to Block Volume storage, boosting volume sizes to 16TB
  • Support for a new version of Ravello, boosting performance and scalability for VMware- and KVM-based apps on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Launch of Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage, a low-cost tier for data you need to keep, but don’t require fast or frequent
    access to new 25Gb network capability
  • Launch of the Data Transfer Appliance, which will enable you to shift large amounts of data from your on-premises data center to Oracle Cloud Object Storage, without sending it over the internet
  • Launch of OCI DNS (aiming to improve the user experiences of online apps), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Email Delivery, Cloud Infrastructure Tagging and the Managed Cloud-Native Development Service


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