- Oracle unveiled a new Secure Cloud Computing Architecture for the U.S. Department of Defense, the company announced Monday.
- The solution, which complies with Defense Information Systems Agency Impact level 2, 4 and 5 security requirements, eases critical workload migrations via a cloud-native landing zone that allows users to stand up security architecture within a few hours or days, Oracle said.
- Oracle is vying with AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud for $9 billion in Joint Warfighting Cloud Capabilities contracts. In December, DoD approved all four companies to compete for the contracts.
Industry verticals revved up Oracle’s cloud business earlier this year, as the cloud provider struggled to compete for market share with the more dominant hyperscalers.
Segment revenue for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ballooned by 77% year over year during the three-month period ending May 31, boosting the company’s overall year-over-year cloud revenue by 55%.
AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud, who together command almost two-thirds of the global market for cloud, have seen revenue growth level out this year, a symptom of a broad optimization trend in response to economic uncertainty.
Lucrative government contracts have become a focal point for future growth.
In May, Microsoft announced it will deploy a sovereign cloud solution designed for the public sector before the end of the year. Snowflake launched a data cloud vertical for government and education in June.
The new OCI solution uses automation to establish compliant security and cloud-native infrastructure services to speed up deployments that previously could take months, Oracle said.
“Our customers will no longer have to manage multiple licenses, multiple vendor relationships or multiple kinds of security configurations,” Rand Waldron, VP of OCI Global Government Sector, said in the announcement.
The SCCA landing zone script and technical documentation are available under existing contracts and priced in line with the company’s commercial public cloud regions, the release said. OCI commercial cloud customers can also access the security automation tool and landing zone.