Oracle Corporation has reportedly announced its second generation of cloud infrastructure solutions at the company’s yearly flagship event Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in San Francisco on Monday. As per trusted sources, the announcement had been made by the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board at Oracle, Larry Ellison.
Reportedly, the company launched a ground-up revamped version ‘Star Wars Cyber Defenses’ featuring ‘Autonomous Robots’ – artificial intelligence and machine learning-based robots that find and kill threats automatically without any downtime, and ‘Impenetrable Barriers’ – a network of dedicated cloud control computers that block threats.
Ellison reportedly stated in his keynote presentation that the present state of cyber defense is not good enough and even the advanced cloud defense structures have failed to tackle cyber-attacks and data thefts that have adversely impacted some of the largest tech firms in the world including Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
He further commented that the objective of designing Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud is to offer a one-stop secure platform that would run everything. It was not easy to re-architecture the solution from scratch as building a secure cloud requires fundamental changes, Ellison further added.
According to a press release published by Oracle, the new cloud services contains a Web Application Firewall (WAF) designed to stop attacks on web traffic, a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection to prevent malicious actors from disrupting customer applications, an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), which monitors and enforces secure configurations, and a Key Management Service (KMS) that allows customers to control the encryption of their data.
Gen 2 cloud infrastructure of Oracle runs on ‘Autonomous Database’ which is a self-repairing, self-securing, and self-driving database that provides unparalleled cost savings, performance, and security. It leverages the capacities of new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to offer a robust solution that eliminates human errors, claim sources.