Oracle Brings In Roving Edge Devices to Support Server-Level Workloads


Oracle’s new Roving Edge Devices will enable enterprises to conduct data processing and analytics on single servers and clusters, thereby retaining complete control and management over data without compromising scalability and data security.

The Austin-based database management giant already has an impressive portfolio of hybrid cloud services that include Cloud@Customer and Cloud VMware SolutionOpens a new window . With Roving Edge InfrastructuresOpens a new window , the company aims to solve single and clustered disconnected edge services. The service offers customers better control and flexibility over their cloud distribution without compromising scalability and data security.

“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,” said Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Unlike how its predecessor Cloud@Customer requires customers to install the hardware in their own data centers, Roving Edge Device (RED) is smaller in size, making it perfect to be installed anywhere as a single server or in clusters. It enables easier processing close to the data source and allows users to draw actionable insights quickly.

Roving Edge Device offers a wide range of cloud capabilities in remote environments. Aside from extending the existing cloud range, one of the best features of the technology is eliminating multiple network hops. This helps in achieving low-latency for delay-sensitive cloud applications. RED also enables conducting disconnected operations through its compact and portable server nodes.

Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure is a fully mobile, connection-independent extension of customers’ Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) tenancy with a similar interface and workflow to provide a consistent, unified experience. An Oracle RED device is equipped with high-performance hardware including 40 OCPUs, an NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU, 512 GB RAM, and 61 TB of storage, and can be clustered into groups of 5 to 15 nodes in a single cluster, starting at $160 per node per day.

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Decentralized cloud solutions like RED are the future of cloud computing. It helps in enhancing the organization’s security, makes all storage accessible, and ensures privacy. It also helps in retaining complete control and management of an organization’s files and information. The existing centralized cloud storage solutions entail transferring and storing duplicate files over the internet to a central data center located miles away.

“They can put this in the back of a plane, they can put it out on an oil rig, they can take this to the polar observatory or anywhere you think that you want the benefits of cloud computing but you don’t necessarily have the infrastructure. That’s what Roving Edge Infrastructure is really built for,” Magouyrk said.

The centralized services are always at a risk of system-wide failure due to network congestion and security threats. Over the years, there have been instances like the leak of Dow Jones Watchlist DatabaseOpens a new window , disruption of Google Cloud services, and more that have cemented the need for a decentralized cloud solution that is reliable, secure, and faster.  

Ross Brown, vice president of product marketing for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, told a news outletOpens a new window that the devices could be connected long-term for self-driving or facial identification applications, gathering oil and gas data. The applications of Oracle’s ruggedized RED are vast, and it can potentially be used in smart cities, military and more.

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