Oracle announced its Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is now available across all of its public cloud regions, and in its Dedicated Region [email protected] cloud instances.
The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution enables customers to run the full VMware Cloud Foundation software stack across Oracle Cloud. The general availability of the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, which was first announced in September, broadened Oracle's reach into the public cloud sector.
VMware has partnerships in place with the top-three public cloud service providers including; VMware Cloud on AWS, Azure VMware Solutions on Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud VMware engine.
Unlike those instances, the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution gives customers complete access and control of their VMware environments to run production enterprise applications in the cloud.
In addition to integration with Oracle Autonomous Database and other Oracle Cloud services, it also provides customers with control over versions of vSphere used, security tools, and automation services. Customers can also migrate existing Oracle apps and databases running on vSphere on premises to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to take advantage of cloud scale economics.
Customers can also provision and deploy the core feature set and capabilities of VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure while using the same VMware tools to upgrade, patch, and tune their environment, enabling quicker production use for critical workloads.
Customers with the IT wherewithal can use the solution to access and manage the VMware software in order to control every aspect of their VMware environments. The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution offers customers the same experience they have in the data center, but with cloud elasticity and access to Oracle Cloud services to migrate their VMware-based applications to the cloud.
"We are excited to offer our shared customers access to an Oracle-built, VMware-validated cloud solution that replicates the on-premises experience that people know and love, but is now available in a global hyperscale public cloud," said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of engineering, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, in a statement. "Now, customers can easily migrate industry-standard VMware vSphere workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and benefit from its performance and security, while relying on Oracle for full support and services."