Oracle is driving a distributed cloud strategy.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 19, 2023

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ORACLE CLOUDWORLD 2023 — Oracle kicked off CloudWorld 2023 with three main themes: the importance of distributed cloud services; partners are key for customer success; and greater simplicity and control.

CloudWorld 2023 is happening this week in Las Vegas. Leo Leung, vice president of Oracle product management, said his company is driving a distributed cloud strategy.

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Oracle Cloud’s Leo Leung

“Of course we have public cloud regions that we host and manage, but we strongly believe that cloud services need to be distributed and available in a lot of different ways and a lot of different operational methods,” he said. “So that’s one of the key strategies we have, and we have a few announcements in that area. We also have some infrastructure announcements, infrastructure services, but a lot of them are actually connected to partners. … And then the final area is around helping people that are administering these systems, managing these systems, whether it’s on the application layer or on the infrastructure layer, to have much greater automation, much lower maintenance, much greater simplicity, etc., and in some cases much finer grained control over services.”

CloudWorld 2023: Partners ‘Absolutely Critical’ to Customer Success

Unlike the Oracle of 10-15 years ago, partners are “absolutely” critical to customer success, Leung said.

“People often say, ‘Well, you’re going to partner with that company, aren’t you competitors?,'” he said. “And we will say, actually, the world is very different now. As a cloud infrastructure and platform provider, to adequately serve customers we actually have to work with all kinds of companies that even in the past, if we were competing or if we were competing in some other area, we need to make those services available for customers.”

At CloudWorld 2023, Oracle announced an expansion of its global collaboration with Amdocs, the provider of software and services to communications and media companies, to help customers move toward cloud and digital adoption with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

In addition, Thales, a global technology and security provider, announced the launch of CipherTrust Cloud Key Management’s Hold Your Own Key (HYOK) in OCI across all 45 Oracle Cloud regions, including the recently launched Oracle EU Sovereign Cloud and OCI’s other distributed cloud offerings. This will help support data sovereignty requirements for OCI customers globally.

See our slideshow above for more from Oracle CloudWorld 2023.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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