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Oracle Announces Government Cloud for Public Sector

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Oracle has begun targeting its Cloud Computing Solutions products at the government sector. The Oracle "Government Cloud" is pitched as a solution to improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, while reducing the cost and risk involved in technology deployment and management.

The initial services available are the Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle RightNow Policy Automation and Oracle Learn Cloud, while the company is currently pursuing the necessary authorizations to actually deploy the Government Cloud for government agencies. According to the company, the Government Cloud will enable agencies to leverage multiple service options with Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings available now and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) in the future.

"We are very excited to meet our public sector customers’ demands for a highly secure, robust suite of cloud solutions built for government," said Mark Johnson, senior vice president, Oracle Public Sector. "The maturity and transparency of the standards-based Oracle Government Cloud will enable agencies to confidently move mission-critical government applications to the cloud without compromising security, performance, or reliability."

Oracle will be showcasing the Government Cloud offering at Oracle Open World, which will take place from September 22 to 26 in San Francisco.

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