Oracle's approach removes the burden on users to do their own on-premises to public Cloud integration, manage environments comprised of different security requirements, support teams, industry standards, and skill sets, as well as the struggle with end-to-end visibility, diagnostics and support. Oracle is, in fact, the only company that can bring the two worlds together as one co-engineered solution. On-premises NAS storage providers cannot offer this level of convergence and economic benefits as they lack a public Cloud, and public Cloud providers lack on-premises high-performance NAS storage systems.
"With its ZFS Cloud, Oracle simultaneously challenges not only public Cloud providers that cannot deliver on-premises, high-performance storage systems, but also traditional hardware vendors that lack truly integrated public Clouds", stated Mark Peters, Practice Director & Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Oracle is delivering business value with a genuine hybrid data ability with a 'Cloud insurance option' built right into the storage system, significantly streamlining users' experiences."
"Cloud is forcing IT practitioners to rethink their organizations infrastructure to accommodate current technology while future-proofing their business for tomorrow", stated Steve Zivanic, Vice President, Storage, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle. "By converging the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances with Oracle Storage Cloud, organisations benefit from the highest performing storage systems for their on-premises needs, while seamlessly extending them to Oracle Cloud resources when necessary. Oracle ZFS Cloud is the unifying enabler that helps customers bridge the gap between their current infrastructure and plans for broader public Cloud adoption.
The convergence of the company's Oracle Storage Cloud with its high-performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances - the storage foundation for Oracle Public Cloud and IT with over 1 exabyte installed - empowers users with the performance of flash and the agility, simplicity and elastic scaling of the Oracle Storage Cloud. Oracle customers can use Cloud Converged Storage for elastic application storage, back-up and recovery, development, testing, active archive storage, snapshot replica storage, Dev Ops with a single API for both on-premises and in the Oracle Storage Cloud, and lift-and-shift workload migration. Modern applications can leverage data both in on-premises high performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances and in the Oracle Storage Cloud without any application changes.
The latest update also includes a series of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance innovations that extend Oracle Database dynamic automation capabilities and increase Database Administrator productivity by 10x as well as add all-flash pools to accelerate critical business applications.
Enhancements include the following:
Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is trusted by the world's leading financial services companies, telcos, semiconductor companies, oil & gas and media & entertainment companies for its extreme performance and massive levels of sustained bandwidth for data-intensive applications in the Cloud and on-premises.