Oracle has unveiled its Roving Edge Devices (REDs) to help customers bring the power of the cloud to the edge.
Edge computing is becoming more cortical to organizations across a variety of industries, providing the ability to process data at or near the point of collection. Edge computing is especially important in industries where latency is critical, such as autonomous driving, medical applications and more.
Oracle’s REDs are ruggedized, portable, scalable server nodes designed to help organizations run cloud applications in the most demanding environments and locations.
“Customers want choice when it comes to running workloads in the cloud. Each customer has different requirements based on data sovereignty, scale, or wanting the full experience of a public cloud on-premises with all of Oracle’s cloud services. Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure is the latest example, delivering core infrastructure services to remote locations,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Oracle’s hybrid cloud portfolio essentially delivers a cloud region wherever and however a customer needs it.”
“With Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure, Oracle yet again broadens its hybrid cloud portfolio by giving customers a taste of its public cloud wherever they may need it,” said Sriram Subramanian, Research Director, IDC. “Oracle designed its cloud infrastructure portfolio to make it as easy as possible for customers to move workloads to the cloud. Oracle Roving Edge, along with other offerings of the Oracle Cloud portfolio, gives customers multiple deployment and control options to run their most important workloads.”
Oracle has been working to improve its position among the major US cloud providers. AWS currently sits in the top spot, followed by Microsoft and Google. Innovative solutions like REDs could help the company make up ground.