Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) provides flexible, high performance, and secure compute for any workload—including AI and machine learning (ML), compute intensive, enterprise, and cloud native applications.

Senior Vice President Donald Lu presents the OCI Compute roadmap (11:00).

Why use OCI Compute?

Save up to 60%

OCI, unlike other cloud providers, lets you select the number of cores and memory to match your workload needs for average annual cost savings of up to 60% (PDF) with fully customizable instances.

50% better price-performance

High performance bare metal servers, unavailable on other cloud providers, can provide 50% better price-performance for database and analytics workloads and are 3.5X faster for HPC workloads compared with our previous generation compute.

Highly secure

Shielded instances, confidential computing, hardware root of trust, and off-box virtualization help reduce attacks by low-level malware, denial of service, and other malicious software, helping applications run securely.

Dive deeper into OCI compute, storage, and networking.

OCI Compute services

Virtual machines (VMs)

Run a wide range of workloads, from small development projects to large-scale global applications, on OCI Compute VMs securely and achieve improved price-performance.

Flexible VMs

VMs are customizable from 1–94 cores for AMD EPYC processors, 1–32 cores for Intel, and 1–80 cores for Ampere processors, with 1–1,094 GB RAM and network bandwidth that scales with the number of cores.
Learn more about Flexible VMs

Optimized VMs

Optimized VM shapes provide 1–18 high-frequency processor cores and support cluster networking with 4–40 Gb/sec of network bandwidth.
Learn more about Dense I/O VMs

Dense I/O VMs

Dense I/O VMs, with 8–24 cores and 128–512 GB RAM, offer 6.8–27.2 TB high performance, locally attached NVMe storage for big data and analytics workloads.
Learn more about Dense I/O VMs

Dedicated VM hosts

Dedicated VM host shapes offer bare metal instances with 36–128 cores and 512–2,048 GB memory per host with software to host VMs.
Learn more about Dedicated VM hosts

Bare metal

Bare metal instances provide customers with isolation and control with dedicated physical server access. Customers can run demanding workloads on instances that scale up to an industry-leading 192 cores, 2.3 TB of RAM, and up to 1 PB of block storage.

Standard bare metal

Bare metal instances provide a balance of cores (64–192 cores), memory (1,024–2,304 GB), and network bandwidth (up to 1x100 Gb/sec).
Learn more about Standard bare metal

HPC bare metal

These bare metal instances are for HPC workloads that require high-frequency processor cores with 3.84 TB of NVMe SSD and cluster networking (up to 2x50 Gb/sec of network bandwidth and 1x100 Gb/sec of RDMA bandwidth).
Learn more about HPC bare metal

Dense I/O bare metal

These bare metal instances are equipped with high performance local storage (54.4 TB of NVMe SSD) and 2,048 GB of memory, optimized for large databases and big data workloads.
Learn more about Dense I/O bare metal

GPU instances

Run your demanding AI workloads on bare metal and virtual machine instances powered by NVIDIA GPUs. GPUs can be clustered using a microsecond-latency network with the most local storage per node for checkpointing during AI training.

GPU-accelerated VMs

GPU VM shapes include NVIDIA graphics processors (NVIDIA Ampere A10, Volta V100, and Pascal P100 GPUs), which can be clustered to achieve up to 30 cores, 16–64 GB GPU memory, and 8–48 Gb/sec network bandwidth.
Learn moreabout GPU-accelerated VMs

GPU-based bare metal

Bare metal instances equipped with NVIDIA graphics processors (NVIDIA H100, A100, GH200 Grace Hopper,* and GB200 Grace Blackwell* superchips) can be clustered, leveraging an ultrahigh-bandwidth RDMA network to achieve 640 GB of memory per node.
Learn more about GPU-based bare metal

*Coming soon

Cloud native and containers

OCI offers a comprehensive set of managed services across containers, serverless, APIs, and DevOps with support for open source to help customers build cloud native applications.


OCI Functions is a serverless platform that lets developers create, run, and scale applications without managing infrastructure.
Learn more about Functions


OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) is a managed Kubernetes service for operating containerized applications at scale while reducing the time, cost, and operational burden of managing a Kubernetes infrastructure.
Learn more about Kubernetes


OCI Container Instances is a serverless compute service that lets you instantly run containers without managing any servers.
Learn more about Containers

Container images

OCI Container Registry is an open standards–based, Oracle-managed Docker registry service for securely storing and sharing container images.
Learn more about Container image

VMware and other services

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution enables customers to move VMware estates to the cloud without changing operations or processes.

VMware-based compute

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution lets you create and manage VMware-enabled, software-defined data centers in OCI.
Learn more about VMware-based compute

Virtual desktops

Virtual desktops deliver an improved experience and a lower administration cost.
Learn more about Virtual desktops

Operating system (OS) images

OCI supports several prebuilt Oracle-provided images and user-created custom images.
Learn more about Operating system (OS) images

Oracle OS Management Service

Oracle OS Management Service lets you manage updates and patches for the OS on your instances.
Learn more about Oracle OS Management Service

Save as much as 60% with OCI Compute

While other cloud service providers have higher prices in almost every region outside the US, OCI customers enjoy the same services, performance, and prices everywhere.

For a similar configuration, OCI Compute costs less.*


less than AWS m6a.xlarge


less than Azure D4as v5


less than Google Cloud n2d-standard-4

* Compared with the monthly cost of 2 OCPU (4 vCPU) AMD (E4) with 16 GB in US eastern regions. On-demand prices as of April 1, 2024.

OCI Compute reference architectures

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Get started with OCI Compute services

Try 20+ Always Free cloud services, with a 30-day trial for even more

Oracle offers a Free Tier with no time limits on more than 20 services such as Compute, Storage, and Autonomous Database, as well as US$300 in free credits to try additional cloud services. Get the details and sign up for your free account today.

  • What’s included with Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

    • AMD and Arm Compute VMs
    • 200 GB total block storage
    • 10 GB object storage
    • 2 Autonomous Databases, 20 GB each
    • 10 TB outbound data transfer per month
    • 10+ more Always Free services
    • US$300 in free credits for 30 days for even more

Learn with a hands-on lab

The best way to learn is to try it yourself. Use our tutorials and hands-on labs with the Oracle Cloud Free Tier, your own Oracle Cloud tenancy, or for selected solutions in an Oracle-provided free lab environment.

  • Deploy HA Applications Using Load Balancers

    In this lab you will deploy web servers on two compute instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), configured in High Availability mode by using a Load Balancer.

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  • Get started with OCI Core Services

    Explore basic OCI services, including Compute, Networking, and Storage.

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  • Deploy Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes

    In this lab you will deploy a Container Engine for Kubernetes cluster, connect to it, and run a sample application using OCI CLI.

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  • Migrate Tomcat Java Applications to OCI

    Explore how to migrate Tomcat to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and connect to an Autonomous Database.

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See how much you can save with OCI

Oracle Cloud pricing is simple, with consistent low pricing worldwide, supporting a wide range of use cases. To estimate your low rate, check out the cost estimator and configure the services to suit your needs.

Experience the difference

  • 1/4 the outbound bandwidth costs
  • 3X the compute price-performance
  • Same low price in every region
  • Low pricing without long term commitments

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