Security, predictability, and control make Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) the ideal platform for VMware. Rapidly transpose VMware estates to the cloud without changes to best practices or tools. VMware environments operate in a securely isolated customer tenancy with predictable performance and costs. Customers manage cloud infrastructure and VMware consoles for complete administrative control.
Discover the key principles for VMware users evaluating cloud migration options, and learn why Moor Insights & Strategy considers Oracle Cloud VMware Solution a viable option.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution offers flexible compute instances that are available as X7 dense 52-core Intel Xeon and E4 dense 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors. Customize shapes with 32-, 64-, and 128-core configurations with 2.7X to 3.5X1 more memory and 1.2X to 3.5X2 more storage per host than other offerings.
The third-generation AMD EPYC processors run between 2.55 GHz and 3.5 GHz with up to 256 MB of L3 cache. They have up to 2 TB of RAM, 100 Gb/sec of network bandwidth, and 54.4 TB of NVMe internal disk, and are available in 32-, 64-, and 128-core configurations.
The X7 dense instance includes the Intel Xeon Platinum 8167M processor, with a base frequency of 2.0 GHz and a max turbo of 2.4 GHz. It has up to 768 GB of RAM, 50 Gb/sec of network bandwidth, and 51.2 TB of NVMe, and is available in 52-core configurations.
Secure Boot and the Trusted Platform Module provide built-in security against ransomware attacks. This ensures only valid and authenticated software is enabled and hardens the firmware security of ESXi instances.
VMware Certified NFSv3 Cloud Datastore is designed for disaster recovery and backup use cases and offers an elastic and secure enterprise-grade secondary storage solution for VMware workloads to native Oracle storage.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Monitoring and Notifications enable users to create user-defined alarms, define severity, and push notifications to SMS, PagerDuty, or Slack.
Disaster recovery with policy-based management ensures fast and highly predictable recovery times. Site Recovery Manager automates orchestration and integrates natively with VMware vSphere Replication.
Plan, optimize, and scale Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with unified visibility across the hybrid cloud.
With cloud-based Windows virtual desktops and applications delivered in a hybrid environment, you can easily extend desktop services in the cloud to reduce capital expenditure.
Deliver infrastructure as a service with VMware vRealize Automation and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.
Leverage Kubernetes and microservices-based apps in a VMware software-defined data center environment on OCI. Deliver better software to production faster.
Build an optimized, highly available, and secure network across your virtual cloud network.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution allows customers to move VMware workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) without modification. Customers gain scale and agility while maintaining continuity with existing VMware-based tools, processes, and policies.Innovate on your timeline
Migrate applications without making changes, then leverage OCI’s services, such as Oracle Autonomous Database or chatbots, to modernize applications.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is built for enterprise applications supported on VMware and running on enterprise-class server processors, including applications from Oracle and other enterprise platforms.Disaster recovery where needed
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is deployable into all commercial (nongovernmental) Oracle Cloud Regions. Replicate or back up to any region.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is VMware Cloud Verified. Customers can run VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle’s next-generation cloud and retain full VMware administrative access and compatibility using VMware vCenter.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides customers with self-service provisioning and full administrative permissions—including root access. This provides complete control over the entire hardware and software environment.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is a single-tenant solution—perfect for customers whose workloads demand isolated infrastructure. This avoids the resource contention found in competitive, multitenant environments.
Reduce risks with Oracle Cloud's security-first architecture that uses built-in tenant isolation, zero trust access, and data encryption at rest. With no managed service security implications to consider, access is private and entirely under the customer’s control.
VMware-based applications running on-premises can be managed using the same single, integrated view as on OCI.No retraining required
Customers can leverage their IT team’s existing skill sets and the tools they already use on-premises—including vSphere, vCenter Server, vSAN, NSX, and HCX.
Extend tested and proven on-premises IT deployment architectures and processes. Configure cloud environments to match on-premises to keep them in sync.
Rely on VMware best practices with native tool integration and minimize disruption during cloud migration.
Rely on a single VMware specification that works both on-premises and in the cloud. Avoid effort spent porting applications, refactoring code, or resolving configuration differences.
Use native and familiar VMware tools to manage infrastructure and migration needs to minimize organizational impact.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is designed to work with your existing VMware skill set and tooling.
Customers can modernize all or parts of their application stacks with native access to Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes and Oracle Functions.Cloud database management
Increase service levels and reduce overhead with a broad array of cloud databases such as Oracle Exadata, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Oracle NoSQL Database, and more.
Easily provide robust business analytics and data science capabilities while leveraging the latest bare metal or virtual machine (VM) GPUs.Flexible and powerful compute
Tackle general applications with new E3 flexible shapes, which allow customers to specify the exact number of cores they want, from 1 to 64 OCPUs. Handle the highest-performance workloads with the most-powerful Intel-, AMD-, and NVIDIA-based bare metal machines available.
Fast, reliable, and secure networking for performance-sensitive applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP), high performance computing (HPC), and real-time streaming. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect enables low-cost, private connectivity to on-premises servers, OCI regions, and other cloud providers.Block, object, file, and NVMe storage
Storage solutions include cloud-based block, object, file, archive, and local NVMe storage. Migrate with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Transfer Appliance.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution’s bare metal compute instances provide customers with 156 cores—the highest CPU core count available for any VMware-based solution in the market today.High-speed virtual cloud networks
Oracle virtual cloud networks (VCNs) provide customizable and private networks, just like traditional data center networks. Easily access adjacent Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud services from the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution environment.
Scale large VMware deployments from three nodes to the current VMware limit of 64 hosts to accommodate growth.
VMware Cloud Verified and compatible with the VMware ecosystem.
Creating clouds unhindered by existing architecture
“Using a multicloud strategy, we are the first carrier in Brazil to move 100% of our workloads to the cloud. It includes moving our customer billing system, our CRM, and VMware to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle has been a fantastic partner in our technology evolution.”
CEO, TIM Brasil
“We were able to rapidly migrate mission-critical applications from our data centers to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with no changes to applications, databases, and middleware. Higher performance, stability, management, and access have resulted in IT productivity and business agility with lower costs than alternative solutions.”
IT Manager, Rumo Malha Norte
“Oracle Cloud VMware Solution takes just a matter of hours to move workloads into the cloud as we need them while keeping the full security credentials intact. Overall, we have seen a 55% lower annual TCO, paving the way for us to move additional VMware workloads in the future.”
Minn Wint Oo
Deputy Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, AYA Bank
“Oracle Cloud VMware Solution has allowed us to strengthen our business continuity and disaster recovery workflow while building more capacity and scaling on demand.”
Director of Information Technology, Maxim’s Group
“We knew relying on our on-premises systems had a shelf-life, but we couldn’t risk lengthy downtime or rearchitecting our platforms to make the switch to cloud. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution has helped us remove these challenges and support our clients in delivering unmatched customer experience, while also scaling as our business expands.”
CISO, Prophecy International
X7 Dense 52
Intel Platinum 8167M
768 GB RAM, 51.2 TB Storage, 50G NIC
E4 Dense 32
AMD EPYC™ Milan
2 TB RAM, 54.4 TB Storage, 100G NIC
E4 Dense 64
AMD EPYC™ Milan
2 TB RAM, 54.4 TB Storage, 100G NIC
E4 Dense 128
AMD EPYC™ Milan
2 TB RAM, 54.4 TB Storage, 100G NIC
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Vinay Rao, Principal Solution Architect, Oracle
In our constant pursuit to enhance the security features for our Oracle Cloud VMware Solution customers, we’re happy to announce the availability of shielded ESXi instances.Read the complete post
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