Oracle’s bare metal servers provide customers with isolation, visibility, and control by using dedicated compute instances. The servers support applications that require high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high bandwidth—scaling up to 160 cores (the largest in the industry), 2 TB of RAM, and up to 1 PB of block storage. Customers can build cloud environments in Oracle’s bare metal servers with significant performance improvements over other public clouds and on-premises data centers.
OCI Standard3 instances for bare metal and VM instances are now generally available. For the same price, these instances provide up to 60% better performance than previous generation Standard2 instances.
Oracle’s revolutionary Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Customers can run cloud native and general-purpose workloads on Arm-based instances with significant price-performance benefits.
The E4 family of compute instances includes the industry’s largest bare metal option, with 128 OCPUs and 2TB of memory. Most enterprise applications can be run on a single AMD-based compute instance.
Bare metal servers enable customers to run high performance, latency-sensitive, specialized, and traditional workloads directly on dedicated server hardware—just as they would on-premises. Bare metal instances are ideal for workloads that need to run in nonvirtualized environments.
Other cloud providers install agents and additional software, but at Oracle we install zero software on bare metal machines. As a result, customers gain increased security and performance within an environment that offers consistency in response to application calls.
Bare metal instances are managed within a secure virtual cloud network (VCN), where customers get security, isolation, and governance features by default. Networking is readily extended to access any adjacent Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service.
Customers leverage the latest generation hardware—without the overhead of virtualization—to achieve high levels of performance for the most demanding workloads. All-flash local storage with adjacent high-performance block storage, provides the ideal platform for IOPS-intensive workloads.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure HPC platform includes bare-metal compute instances, low latency cluster networks (based on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) running over converged ethernet (RoCE), high-performance storage solutions and files systems, network traffic isolation, and the tools customers need to automate and run jobs in the cloud.
Layer 2 network virtualization provides isolation and as a result, customer workloads are not affected by any other customer activity. When coupled with the fact that we do not oversubscribe compute, networking or storage resources, customers can expect maximum performance from the entire bare metal server.
Match your workload with the correct instance types to find your ideal fit:
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) bare metal servers are optimized for performance, flexibility, and cost. AWS i3en.metal instances can be 63% more expensivethan Oracle’s BM.DenseIO2.52 instances.
Oracle Cloud networking infrastructure is fast, predictable, and inexpensive, offering the lowest data egress charges from a major cloud provider (including 10 TB at no charge). For customers with significant data transfer requirements, this results in a huge cost advantage. Oracle customer 8x8 saved more than 80% in network outbound costs.
Oracle block volumes can be 81% less expensive than the competition and deliver performance that meets or exceeds their offerings. Oracle’s straightforward and globally consistent cloud storage pricing has no provisioning charges for standard IOPS usage, and doesn’t use complex pricing formulas to forecast spend.
Prevent attacks on customer tenancies with isolated network virtualization. A foundational element of Oracle Cloud infrastructure’s security-first architecture, the design stops malware in its tracks with a custom-designed SmartNIC to isolate and virtualize the network.
Using easy-to-define policies organized by logical groups of users and resources, control not only who has access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources but which ones and the access type. Customers manage identities and grant access by leveraging existing organizational hierarchies and federated directory services, including Microsoft, Okta and other SAML directory providers.
Reduce the risk of firmware-based attacks against Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customer tenants with custom-built, hardware-based, root-of-trust-technology designed to wipe and reinstall the firmware every time a new server is provisioned or a new customer tenancy is established.
Protect applications from malicious and unwanted internet traffic with a cloud-based, PCI-compliant, global web application firewall (WAF) service. By combining threat intelligence with consistent rule enforcement, this service strengthens defenses and protects internet-facing application servers.
Centrally manage and maintain control of the encryption keys and secret credentials used to protect enterprise data and access resources. The security for both are stored in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2, Level 3-certified, hardware security module (HSM).
Users can further control permissions for individual keys and vaults with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management, and monitor key lifecycle with Oracle Audit to meet enhanced compliance requirements.
Oracle supports an extensive list of Microsoft Windows Server and enterprise Linux operating systems, including Oracle Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, and many others. Oracle Autonomous Linux is a free, autonomous operating environment that reduces complexity and human error to deliver increased cost savings, security and availability.
Easily discover and launch images for Oracle Applications and third-party business applications from an expanding ecosystem of Oracle partners.
Customers can run their own operating systems and hypervisors on Oracle compute instances and use the same image across configuration sizes.
Developers building applications using containers leverage a highly available, Oracle-managed private container registry service for storing and sharing container images. Push or pull Docker images to and from the registry using the Docker V2 API and the standard Docker command line interface (CLI). Images can be pulled directly into a Kubernetes deployment.
Developers building cloud native applications utilize our managed Kubernetes service to run highly available clusters with the control and security enterprises require. Users can eliminate cluster management and administrative overhead while getting the latest Kubernetes updates automatically and keeping pace with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Functions as a service (FaaS) lets developers run serverless applications that integrate with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Cloud Applications, and third-party services. Gain developer efficiency along with the community of the open source Fn Project.
ISVs build, deploy, and run their applications on Oracle Cloud because of its high performance and consistently lower costs than AWS. Altair, a leader in cutting-edge design applications, develops and runs software faster with OCI’s high performance compute instances.
Oracle Cloud offers a suite of migration, provisioning and management tools for Oracle applications like E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Hyperion, as well as related customizations and associated databases, to support customer cloud transitions. Automated migration and provisioning tools facilitate rapid deployment while maintaining key customizations.
It is possible to eliminate the human effort required to monitor and manage applications and infrastructure. Oracle Cloud Management and Governance services automate the management of on-premises and Oracle Cloud environments, supporting hybrid and multicloud strategies.
To meet rapidly increasing demand for its services, Zoom needed additional cloud capacity immediately. Zoom selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for its advantages in performance, scalability, reliability, and superior cloud security.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring helps organizations optimize the resource utilization and uptime of their infrastructure and applications. This service provides fine-grained, out-of-the-box metrics and dashboards that equip DevOps, IT, and site reliability engineers (SREs) with the real-time insights to respond to anomalies as they occur.
Customers across a range of industries have taken advantage of the isolation, visibility, and control offered with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s bare metal servers.
In May Oracle announced the new Ampere A1 Compute platform. Based on Arm ISA, the Ampere A1 platform is aimed at a wide range of workloads that can benefit from its predictable performance, scale, and security. Now you can use A1 compute instances at an industry-leading penny core pricing.Read the complete post
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