New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services Authorized for the US Government

The Joint Authorization Board (JAB) granted Oracle high provisional authority to operate (P-ATO) for an extended set of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services under FedRAMP.

01-24-2022 - New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services Authorized for the US Government

Federal customers may better their operations with a growing assortment of cost-effective, highly secure services available in Oracle’s US government regions, thanks to authorizations for Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Integration Cloud, and others.

Rand Walton, who serves the role of Vice President at the Global Government Sector at Oracle, had the following to say:

These newly authorized cloud services expand Oracle’s suite of differentiated, highly secure, high-performing technology for government customers. ​​With these new tools, it will be even easier for government organizations to bring their most important systems to the cloud and take advantage of the unique efficiency, support, and capability of Oracle to drive the success of their missions.

The FedRAMP High JAB P-ATO now covers the following OCI services.

First, customers can provision autonomous databases into their own dedicated Oracle Exadata cloud infrastructure with Oracle Autonomous Database on Dedicated Infrastructure.

The Oracle Autonomous Database is a workload-optimized cloud service for transaction processing and data warehousing that operates natively on OCI. Multiple clients can share the resources of an Oracle Exadata cloud architecture with Oracle Autonomous Database on Shared Infrastructure. They can get started right away with no minimum commitment, taking advantage of speedy database setup, comprehensive automation of administrative operations, and independent computing and storage scalability.

Better yet, the Oracle Cloud Guard detects misconfigured resources and insecure activities across tenants, giving security administrators the visibility they need to address cloud security concerns.

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog, in turn, automates metadata harvesting across an organization’s data repositories, allowing data professionals to search, examine, and administer enterprise-wide data assets. This contains a shared meta store for Autonomous Database and OCI Object Storage services.

Going on, the Oracle Integration Cloud combines prebuilt connectivity to SaaS and on-premises systems, process automation templates, and an accessible visual application builder for developing online and mobile applications.

DevOps users can utilize Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging to evaluate log data, troubleshoot issues, and use the rules engine to trigger serverless functions or alerts. VCN Flow Logs, an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging function, was also given permission. The tool displays information about the traffic across a customer’s virtual cloud network, assisting enterprises with traffic auditing and security list troubleshooting.

Customers can also benefit from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Connector Hub, a central location for describing, executing, and monitoring data movements between OCI services and from OCI to third-party services.

Furthermore, customers can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OS Management to administer and monitor operating system upgrades and patches on Oracle Cloud instances.

And finally, the Management Agent Cloud Service (MACS) oversees the lifecycle of Management Agents. Also, Oracle Cloud services can communicate with and collect data from entities managed by Management Agents.

More than three dozen OCI services, including OCI Compute Service, Oracle Digital Assistant, and Oracle Cloud VMWare Solution, as well as Oracle Cloud Marketplace, have been authorized in the last year.

For organizations who want to deploy cloud technologies and quickly move key programs at their own speed, OCI provides a high-performance computing capacity that fits the needs of any type of enterprise application with scale-up architectures.

The thing is, OCI can save up to 90% on administrative costs by simplifying management, scaling, and security with autonomous services like Oracle Autonomous Database.

FedRAMP is a federal government program that establishes a standard for evaluating, authorizing, and monitoring the security of cloud systems. So, Oracle’s federal customers may rest confident that Oracle’s cloud products have been thoroughly evaluated and authorized by leading technology professionals thanks to FedRAMP authorization.

Oracle used an approved Third-Party Evaluation Organization to do a readiness assessment of the cloud service offerings for the authorization procedure to obtain these authorizations. Representatives from the FedRAMP Joint Advisory Board – which includes technical reviewers from the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense (DoD), and General Services Administration (GSA) – then examined the service offerings for FedRAMP High authorization.