Oracle continues to expand its cloud services in more and more regions worldwide. It currently has 29 public regions of its own, to which 9 will be added in the coming months. Furthermore, its agreement with Microsoft, reached a year and a half ago , It allows you to interconnect with 6 other Microsoft Azure regions.

To complete its offering of cloud services, the database giant also long ago completed its hybrid model with the arrival of Oracle Cloud @ Customer , with which it facilitated computing at customers’ homes, in their data centers, under a subscription model but ensuring that information and applications were kept in the private environment depending on the particular needs of each company. It is an initiative that, in practice, makes it possible to have a dedicated cloud region for each client that needs it.

In this way, organizations do not pay for hardware, but for services. These services allow you to orchestrate all corporate resources from the same console, with maximum visibility of what is happening in any location, whether public or private.

However, there are certain environments where these two models cannot be displayed. These are those in which there is low or even no Internet connectivity but where companies need to deploy computing and storage resources with the same efficiency and visibility to ensure continuity of operations. They are the most remote corners of the planet, such as gas platforms , oil or rural environments , among many others.

Until now, companies did not have many other alternatives than to have their own infrastructure that was not easy to interconnect under the same computing platform, so lost efficiency in managing these data and applications in a unified way .

To respond to these environments, Oracle has just announced Oracle Roving Edge , a portable infrastructure inside a robust casing and ‘ ruggedized ‘that can be placed anywhere to meet remote computing needs.

Roving Edge can be managed like any other OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) component, with the exception that, once the applications are loaded that the client needs, provides computing and storage autonomously without the need to be connected to the cloud. Its portability makes it easy to synchronize data automatically the moment you connect to corporate networks or the Internet.

In a previous meeting with Ross Brown, vice president of Oracle OCI , the person in charge defined Roving Edge as one more extension of the Oracle cloud with the same capabilities as any other infrastructure from the manufacturer under the pay-per-use model .

The life cycle of this infrastructure is as follows: The customer selects the data and applications to be uploaded to the device remotely. Once this is done, Oracle takes care of loading the relevant object-based storage blocks and operating system images. At this point, the device is sent to the customer to be placed in the place where it is intended. Once there, the client activates it and begins to consume the services in the pay-per-use mode. As soon as Roving Edge has connectivity, it will automatically synchronize data, as well as the pertinent updates. Once the device is no longer required (it has a 3-year shelf life), it is sent to Oracle for the data on it to be securely and confidentially destroyed.

RED: Roving Edge Devices

Roving Edge devices are encapsulated in a 3U military grade housing (MIL-STD-810) and weigh 38 Kg. Their interior is governed by 40 CPUs designed by Oracle with 80 threads of processing