Weekly Cloud Provider News – Amazon RDS Managed Disaster Recovery, Microsoft Cloud Data Centers, Oracle Critical Patch Update
Each week, we highlight the latest cloud provider news from the industry’s top providers. This week, Amazon RDS for Oracle adds Managed Disaster Recovery, Microsoft will add a data center region in Austria, and Oracle unveils a critical patch update.
- Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle now supports Oracle Data Guard physical standby databases, without the need for the expensive Active Data Guard option. These DB instances, which run in mount mode, fully manage the configuration of Oracle Data Guard, and asynchronously replicate data over secured network connections between a primary DB instance and its physical standby. Amazon RDS for Oracle is a PaaS service that is easy to set up, operate, and scale. Read more here.
- Microsoft plans to add a new cloud data center region in Austria. The new region is anticipated to include Microsoft Azure, with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. This expansion adds capabilities not just for Azure infrastructure, but options for features such as content delivery networking. Not all Azure capabilities will be immediate but will be fully available in a few months. Learn more here.
- Oracle unveiled its Critical Patch Update Advisory for October. The advisory helps customers determine which patches are applicable or recommended for their Oracle workloads. CPU patches include fixes to address security flaws in products produced by Oracle, so it is highly recommended to apply the patches as they are released each quarter. CPUs cover all Oracle products, not just their RDBMS software. Get more details here.
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