Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has debuted its cloud platform as a service (PaaS) in the UK, broadening the service provided from the organization’s Slough datacenter facility in England.
The facility presently serves more than 500 UK as well as global clients with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) fine-tuned for public sector customers and private corporations.
The Slough datacenter has been running for two years mainly implementing Oracle SaaS and IaaS products. As per senior vice-president at Oracle, Dermot O’Kelly, it offers Exadata machines for folk who require extreme computing.
The new PaaS capabilities will permit Oracle customers that are mandated to store their data in the UK to quickly test, develop as well as deploy applications in the Oracle public cloud at less cost without affecting security. Also, the UK customers will have the choice of operating Oracle platform and infrastructure services behind their own firewalls.
Oracle’s president of product development, Thomas Kurian, said that cloud services will play a big role in assisting customers rapidly leverage new digital features required to remain competitive.
CEO of common technology services for Government Digital Service, Iaan Patterson, commented that Oracle’s fresh Paas offering will assist UK government departments to comply with the government’s cloud first policy that needs them to purchase IT products as well as services as the part of the cloud model. He added major supplier investments such as this bolster our strategic ambition and eventually superior value and services to the taxpayers.
Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, commented that as cloud platform software as well as infrastructure capabilities evolve and customers become more comfortable utilizing them all of at least one common business IT process will happen in the cloud within a decade.
Oracle has 19 datacenters globally to support PaaS, IaaS and SaaS on the Oracle Cloud. Last month, it unveiled plans to establish a cloud datacenter in Abu Dhabi to support users throughout the UAE.
As per Thomas Kurian, they have launched PaaS capabilities in the UK datacenter to make sure that Oracle continues to assist users leverage existing technologies and fresh innovations and empower CIO (Chief Information Officer)s to outline the strategy for the future of their companies.