Oracle second-gen cloud features security updates and more

Oracle recently unveiled some enhancements to its cloud infrastructure. The Oracle second-gen cloud is meant to provide a similar infrastructure for users to run enterprise applications, but with a few practical updates. Here’s what you should know.

Security enhancements in Oracle second-gen cloud

Oracle has introduced new integrated security solutions made to combat increasingly sophisticated cyber threats with four different layers of defense. First, the new Key Management Service lets users control the encryption of their data. Then, there’s an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker that monitors and enforces secure configurations. The Web Application Firewall helps to protect against web traffic attacks. And finally, there’s Distributed Denial-of-Service protection made to stop malicious actors from disrupting customer applications.

Additional cloud regions

The company has also outlined a new roadmap for its cloud regions. It plans on opening additional regions in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, the Middle East, and the United States by the end of next year.

Autonomous Database Upgrades

For the latest release of Oracle Autonomous Database, the company is also previewing Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. This feature runs on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and allows business or development teams to have dedicated environments that function like a private cloud within the Oracle Cloud for their specific applications or development projects.

Enterprise integrations

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure experience for partners and customers is also getting an upgrade with new integrations that make it easier to publish and deploy business applications right from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Mission-critical performance

Oracle wants its Cloud Infrastructure to continue its mission of delivering high performance when it comes to mission-critical workloads. The company performed well in recent testing and plans on continuing its tradition of improving performance and offering high value to users.

Commitment to openness

Finally, Oracle just announced that it has joined the Internet Society (ISOC) and Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition). These infrastructure community organizations work to shape and move global internet policy and educational programs forward. This also means that Oracle will be joining various working groups and events within the industry.

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