Oracle has expanded its cloud computing portfolio with the launch of a Database Backup Service and a Storage Cloud Service. The services are geared at helping businesses easily move data from on-premise applications to the cloud.
Oracle said the Database Backup Service will be part of its Platform as a Service portfolio and will include client-side encryption to provide end-to-end data security.
Meanwhile Oracle Storage Cloud will be part of the firm's Infrastructure as a Service portfolio and will allow customers to store, access and manage data in the cloud. The API is compatible with OpenStack Swift and provides access to data through REST and Java.
"The new services are based on open standards, integrated to work together seamlessly, and designed to support full portability between on-premises and cloud environments," said Chris Pinkham, Oracle Product Development senior vice president.
Oracle is displaying much dedication to expanding its cloud portfolio. In September last year at OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle announced 10 new services for the Oracle Cloud, including the Java Cloud, the Database Cloud and the Mobile Cloud.
Oracle in January announced plans to acquire cloud firm Corente, which provides software-defined networking technology for wide area networks. In February the firm bought cloud data marketing platform BlueKai.
Oracle also recently entered into the market for cloud integration tools with Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com, which makes use of the firm's Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite to help integrate data between the cloud and on-premise applications.
This aggressive push into the cloud follows negative comments made by Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison several years ago, when he famously called the term cloud computing "complete gibberish".
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