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Private Cloud Appliance

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a highly scalable, integrated system that makes it easy for customers to deploy and manage diverse workloads on multiple operating systems, utilizing APIs and management tools that are compatible with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Customers can develop containerized, cloud native applications using architectural patterns and tools that are consistent infrastructure-as-code environments across private and public clouds. Private Cloud Appliance runs mission-critical enterprise applications in high-performance virtual machines and offers trusted partition licensing that reduces Oracle Database and applications software costs, as described in ESG’s analysis (PDF).

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Private Cloud Appliance features

Key differentiators

Prebuilt for faster deployment

Integrated infrastructure, virtualization, and management accelerates deployment times so customers' databases are up and running.

Integration simplifies management

Built-in, full-stack management and patching speeds application deployment while reducing workload and OpEx for customers’ IT departments.

Portability between public and private clouds

OCI-compatible APIs and management tools enable customers to create and deploy applications in consistent infrastructure-as-code environments on a private cloud and in OCI.

Trusted partitions reduce software costs

Trusted partitions using fixed VM shapes enable companies to license software on small portions of the Private Cloud Appliance. Reducing the number of software licenses needed lowers the cost for companies to run Oracle Database and applications compared to other solutions.

Integrated software reduces costs

The Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems and the Oracle Cloud Native Environment, as well as KVM virtualization software, are included along with the support contract to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Deployment automation

Automatic configuration speeds network setup

High-performance, low-latency software-defined networking (SDN) automates compute and storage network configuration so customers can be running workloads on optimized infrastructure.

Container automation simplifies application deployment

The fully integrated Oracle Cloud Native Environment enables enterprises to easily automate the deployment, scaling, and management of application containers with Kubernetes.

Rapid design and prototyping

OCI Designer Toolkit is a standalone, open source design tool for Oracle Cloud which enables customers to rapidly design and prototype Private Cloud Appliance infrastructure.

Integrated management simplifies IT tasks

Terraform scripts simplify IT manager tasks by automating infrastructure provisioning. Administrators manage Oracle Private Cloud Appliance from a single dashboard.

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Lower costs

Complete solution reduces integration costs

A prebuilt, integrated solution with hardware, software, and management provides customers with agile, intelligent infrastructure.

Inclusive pricing eliminates hidden costs

Oracle Cloud Native Environment, KVM virtualization, and Oracle operating system software are included at no added cost.

Simple scaling aligns capacity to demand

Compute nodes can be added or removed from Oracle Private Cloud Appliance configurations without downtime to maximize application uptime and minimize TCO.

Single-vendor solution lowers support costs

Oracle support with bundled, full-stack patching simplifies the troubleshooting and patching of customer application infrastructure.

Performance and scale

High-performance servers run applications quickly

Each compute node uses the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with 64 CPU cores and 1TB of memory to run customer workloads at top speed.

Optimizations accelerate applications

Full-stack performance optimizations accelerate crucial customer workloads by up to 40% compared to traditional DIY architectures, as described in CSP Brazil’s video.

Built-in storage speeds diverse workloads

A high-performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is tightly integrated into every Private Cloud Appliance, so I/O intensive customer workloads such as OLTP, data warehousing, and heavily virtualized environments run as fast as possible.

Simple scaling eases growth

Independent scaling of compute resources from 180 to 1,080 CPU cores and storage from 180 TB to more than 8 PB of usable capacity enables customers to economically meet evolving workload requirements.

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Integrated management

Converged networking eliminates complexity

Built-in software-defined networking operates multiple internal networks over a single physical one, reducing the complexity of customer IT deployments and cutting workloads for network management teams.

Comprehensive monitoring and visualization

Prometheus and Grafana provide monitoring and visualization solutions that simplify customer IT team workloads by enabling full-stack solution management, including Kubernetes container deployments.

Real-time insights speed troubleshooting

Advanced management and analytics enable enterprises to quickly understand why individual workloads create performance-limiting congestion.

Multitenancy increases security

Cloud-like tenancy and granular storage encryption enables companies to support up to 8 separate customer-managed tenancies per system.

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Cloud portability

Private Cloud Appliance enables customers to more easily migrate infrastructure configuration, workloads, and data between private and public clouds using OCI-compatible APIs and tools.

Consistent development experience

Deploying workloads in both Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Cloud provides customers with a consistent development experience, including the use of the same APIs and tools.

Cloud native support simplifies development

The Oracle Cloud Native Environment enables developers to quickly create and easily scale containerized applications using Kubernetes.

Common capabilities reduce management

Tooling, operational approaches, and skill sets that are common between Private Cloud Appliance and OCI reduce management duplication and speed time to value when deploying applications, components, and middleware across their cloud and on-premises environments.

Kubernetes increases workload portability

The Kubernetes Engine dashboard automates container creation for clusters, services, and logs so customer applications can easily move between on-premises and cloud environments.

Full-stack management reduces IT workloads

Full integration, management automation, and single-bundle patching reduce the need for IT teams to maintain costly staffing in remote customer locations.

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High availability

Proven technology increases availability

The same proven technologies used in Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure maximize uptime for customer workloads.

High availability design increases uptime

A high availability architecture with three fault domains for compute and no single point of failure for storage and networking enables crucial customer applications to run through device failures.

Single-bundle patch upgrades eliminate downtime

Appliance patching, maintenance, and upgrades can be completed without interrupting operations using zero downtime appliance upgrades.

Built-in business continuity enables 24/7 operations

Built-in VM-level disaster recovery utilizing Oracle Site Guard between multiple locations enables IT teams to quickly restore normal customer operations in case of an emergency.

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Product details

Embedded software reduces management workloads

Embedded controller software streamlines installation in customer data centers while reducing configuration and management by IT teams.

Integrated management simplifies IaaS deployments

Central monitoring, metering, and self-service portal capabilities make it easy for IT teams to deploy infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities.

Isolation enables secure multitenancy

Eight isolated tenancies enable secure multitenant deployments in service provider and enterprise environments.

High-speed networking improves performance

100 GbE internal networking and a choice of 10/25/40/100 GbE connectivity to other systems in customer data centers maximize the performance of crucial application workloads.

Connectivity supports multitier application infrastructure

Directly connecting Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to Exadata provides customers high-performance and secure application to database connectivity for creating a scalable, multitier application infrastructure.

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Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer—Run OCI Compute anywhere

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer is a fully managed, rack-scale distributed cloud platform that lets you use OCI computing, storage, and networking infrastructure services anywhere. Remotely managed by Oracle, it lets you gain the benefits of cloud automation and economics while meeting data residency requirements by controlling the location of your data and its processing. By running cloud native and traditional applications on the same fully managed cloud platform in your data center, you’ll need fewer resources and can easily move workloads to and from the cloud.

Distributed cloud

Run applications and middleware in a location of your choosing using OCI Compute, with the same storage, networking services, and management console as OCI regions.

Data residency and control

Maintain full control over your data’s location and always encrypt it to help meet data privacy and residency requirements.

Low latency

Deploy applications and data close to your customers or latency-sensitive data center resources to improve customer experiences and application performance.

Optimized infrastructure

Use scalable and cost-effective OCI Compute with flexible VM shapes, storage, and networking services, and consume only the amount you need.

Flexible application deployment

Develop and run cloud native and traditional applications using fast, scalable compute, storage, and networking infrastructure and different guest operating systems on different VMs.

Infrastructure as code

A single Terraform script can provision services and applications across your distributed Oracle Cloud using the same services and APIs as OCI.


Pay for only the resources you consume with flexible compute and storage subscriptions and a consumption-based pricing model.

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Customer successes with distributed cloud

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance use cases

  • Host secure, multitenant private clouds

    Create a secure, highly available, multitenant private cloud using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance so end-user customers can quickly deploy high-performance applications while tightly managing their costs.

  • Simplify workload support

    Reduce the complexity of supporting enterprise and cloud native workloads while increasing their performance with a scalable Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

  • Meet financial regulations using a private cloud

    Create a cardholder data environment that helps merchants comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requirements using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

    Read the technical brief (PDF)

  • Lower application infrastructure costs

    Reduce the total cost of running Oracle applications and databases by up to 85% with Private Cloud Appliance’s trusted partitioning licensing, cost-effective scalability, and management automation.

August 9, 2023

Introducing Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer

Jason Schaffer, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

With Compute Cloud@Customer, you can cost-effectively run middleware and applications with high performance, availability, and cloud economics. Located in your data center or distributed data centers, it helps you meet data residency requirements and the need to distribute cloud resources close to end users.

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