In the @Oracle model Oracle has chosen to locate the servers in the middle of Texas. A secure network link between Oracle's data center and the customer's site supports the transmission of application transaction traffic from the end user to the computers. The aformentioned data center has all of the qualifications of a world-class data center.
Beyond the location, in the @Oracle model, Oracle also selects the computers. The computer configuration on which Oracle On Demand has standardized is a Linux Intel grid architecture with network attached storage. The On Demand grid computer allows the use of many low-cost, high-performance servers to form one large computer that can be shared on demand. Let's take a look at one example of a customer using the @Oracle model.