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MoD strikes deal for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed to make Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services available within its MODCLOUD suite.

The ministry’s Defence Digital organisation has added the infrastructure-as-a-service with its integrated suite of business applications and platform services to be available to the defence community under an enterprise agreement with Oracle.

This will make the services available through a single sign-on and enable the MoD to access emerging technologies within the package such as digital assistants, data visualisation, mobile hubs and low code development tools.

It adds an extra layer to the services available through MODCLOUD, which include Microsoft Azure and AWS public cloud offerings and a private cloud solution from Prolinx.

Brigadier Sara Sharkey, head of application services and dev ops at Defence Digital, said: “The real opportunity of digital transformation — which includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, and human interfaces — is to embrace data on a scale we’ve never seen before.

“Selecting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure within our MODCLOUD multi-hybrid suite of services offers new technologies that are reshaping how we approach IT and using this information, allowing us to focus on innovation and outcomes for both business and importantly, people.”

The announcement has come a few months after the MoD signed a deal with Microsoft to build a private cloud infrastructure on the Azure platform.

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