Oracle kills 'cloud entrance tax' by bridging on-premise-cloud gap

A view of Oracle's office building in Silicon Valley, California

Oracle has revealed Oracle ZFS Cloud software, combining the company's cloud services with its on-premises NAS storage systems.

The company claimed it's the first time any organisation has attempted such a solution, helping customers easily switch their applications and data to the cloud to maximise savings by merging both types of infrastructure into one simple destination.

It eliminates the need for external cloud gateways, allowing businesses to take advantage of cost savings and avoid the costs associated with software licenses and cloud access licenses, often used by legacy on-premise vendors, Oracle said.

“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,” said Mark Peters, practice director and senior analyst at 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.”

Oracle will take charge of the migration, meaning it doesn't matter which sector the company is working in, therefore removing worries related to legislation, security or any other industry-specific considerations.

ZFS Cloud also disposes of the challenges associated with lack of end-to-end visibility, diagnostics and support, by offering the entire platform backed by Oracle’s extensive expertise in public cloud and on-premise infrastructure, the company explained.

“Cloud is forcing IT practitioners to rethink their organisation’s infrastructure to accommodate current technology while future-proofing their business for tomorrow,” said Steve Zivanic, vice president of storage and converged infrastructure at Oracle.

“By converging the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances with Oracle Storage Cloud, organizations 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.”

Clare Hopping
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