Container Instances

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Container Instances is a serverless compute service that enables you to instantly run containers without managing any servers.

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OCI Container Instances lets you easily run applications on serverless compute optimized for containers.

Using Container Instances, you can easily launch one or more containers with the flexibility to specify compute shape, resource allocation, networking, and other optional configurations. Container Instances runs in a dedicated environment with strong isolation for improved security. You pay the same price for the CPU and memory resources as you would for OCI Compute instances for the chosen shape, making Container Instances the best value option for running containers in the cloud.

Container Instances is suitable for containerized workloads that don’t require a container orchestration platform such as Kubernetes; these include APIs, web apps, CI/CD jobs, automation tasks, data/media processing, DevTest environments, and more. For running your containerized apps on Kubernetes without managing infrastructure, see OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE).

With OCI Container Instances we do not have to deal with the hassles of installing, provisioning, or managing infrastructure. We simply run our Terraform code and the service automatically builds and runs our app on secure infrastructure optimized for containers.

Fernando Vasquez Grupo Restaurantero Gigante, Cloud Administrator and Senior DBA

September 15, 2023

Containers on Arm in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Govinnd Cherukat, Senior Product Manager; Greg Verstraeten, Senior Principal Product Manager; and Rishikesh Palve, Principal Product Manager

OCI offers Arm-based processors to run cloud native and general-purpose workloads with significant price-performance benefits. Currently, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) supports the ability to run containerized applications on Arm using managed nodes.

Today, we’re excited to share that you can now deploy and oversee any containerized task running on Arm architecture within OCI. This capability extends across OCI Container Instances, OCI Functions, and OKE, encompassing virtual nodes and managed nodes.

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