Oracle became the first provider to deliver a dedicated, private dual-region cloud for use by the UK public sector and its authorized partners. The company also offers various Oracle Cloud services, such as Oracle Autonomous Database, Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, and Oracle OCI services, and Oracle Fusion Cloud applications. Oracle’s UK Government Cloud Region has been used for years, and now the new dual-region government cloud expands on it.
Storage of all transactional data
The company also introduced its second commercial cloud region, Oracle UK West Cloud Region in Newport, Wales. It consists of two sites in London and Newport, connected by Oracle Cloud’d private network backbone. Customers will be able to deploy cloud services in multiple independent regions for disaster recovery and Oracle will also offer the hosting and storage of all transactional data in the region.
The dual-region adheres to the security principles outlined by the National Cyber Security Center and designed in collaboration with multiple UK Government and Defence ministries. Oracle stated that it is built upon the parameters necessary to store official sensitive data. Transactional data is always stored on UK soil and the Oracle personnel who can access these data are UK citizens that are SC Cleared. Richard Petley, Senior Vice President, Oracle UK and Ireland, said,
“We’ve had a Government Cloud Region in the UK for several years, but today’s announcement really unlocks a completely new potential for all of our customers across the UK to take advantage of Oracle’s second-generation Cloud. This is a completely unique offering to the UK government, no other cloud provider offers the sovereignty and performance we are announcing today. We’ll be working with all aspects of government, both local and central, to help them understand how they make use of the cloud to deliver better services and value to the UK taxpayer.”