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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides fast, flexible, and affordable compute capacity to fit any workload need from performant bare metal servers and VMs to lightweight containers. OCI Compute provides uniquely flexible VM and bare metal instances for optimal price-performance.

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Oracle’s Compute capabilities

Flexible virtual machines

Flexible virtual machines

Select exactly the number of cores and the memory your applications need.

Explore VMs

Bare metal compute

Bare metal compute

Delivering high performance for enterprise workloads.

Explore bare metal

Serverless functions

Serverless functions

Simplify application development with serverless compute.

Explore serverless

Containers and Kubernetes

Containers and Kubernetes

Your choice of technologies including Kubernetes and containers.

Explore containers

GPU instances

GPU instances

NVIDIA GPUs for machine learning, scientific visualization, and other graphics processing.

Explore GPU instances

HPC instances

HPC instances

Capabilities such as RDMA, high performance storage and network traffic isolation.

Explore HPC shapes

Try our cloud compute services for free.

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Cox Automotive saves more than $4 million annually with OCI.

Dive deeper into compute, storage, and networking with presentations from OCI leaders and architects.

Compute services delivers when cloud performance matters

Up to 80 cores for virutal machines

Up to


cores for virtual machines

Up to 160 cores for bare metal instances

Up to


cores for bare metal instances

Up to 1PB of block storage per instance

Up to


of block storage per instance

Up to 2x50Gbps of network bandwidth

Up to


of network bandwidth

Compare Oracle Compute to other cloud providers

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure consistently delivers better price-performance than other cloud providers.


3x better compute price/performance

better compute price-performance


20x higher IOPS/GB for block storage

higher IOPS/GB for block storage


4.8x more IOPS for bare metal instances

more IOPS for bare metal instances


44% lower compute costs for HPC

lower compute costs for HPC

Now generally available: Standard3 instances with Intel Ice Lake processors

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's compute services

Virtual Machines

Flexible VMs

Virtual machine-based (VM) shapes offer customizable core and memory combinations. Customers can optimize costs by choosing a specific number of cores and the amount of memory to customize for their workload needs.

  • 1–64 cores of AMD EPYC processors; 1 to 1024 GB RAM; also available as burstable instances and preemptible instances
  • 1–32 cores of Intel processors; 1 to 512 GB of memory
  • 1–18 cores of Intel processors; 1 to 256 GB RAM
  • Network bandwidth and virtual network interfaces scale proportionally to number of cores

Standard VMs

VM shapes provide a balance of processor cores, memory, and network resources.

  • Intel or AMD processors
  • 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 24 cores
  • 15–320 GB of memory
  • 1–24.6 Gbps of network bandwidth
  • Select shapes are available as preemptible instances

Dense-IO VMs

VM shapes offer high-performance local storage for large databases, big data workloads, and other applications.

  • 8, 16, or 24 cores
  • 120–320 GB of memory
  • 6.4 TB–25.6 TB of NVMe SSD
  • 8.2–24.6 Gbps of network bandwidth
  • 8–24 virtual network interfaces

GPU-accelerated VMs

GPU VM shapes include NVIDIA graphics processors for running hardware-accelerated workloads.

  • NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs
  • Intel processors
  • 6, 12, or 24 cores
  • 16–64 GB of GPU memory
  • 90–360 GB of CPU memory
  • 4–24.6 Gbps of network bandwidth
  • 6–24 virtual network interfaces

Optimized VMs

Optimized VM shapes provide high-frequency processor cores and support for cluster networking.

  • Intel processors with maximum frequency of 3.6 GHz
  • 1–18 cores
  • 1–256 GB of memory
  • 4–40 Gbps of network bandwidth
  • 2–18 virtual network interfaces

Dedicated VM hosts

Dedicated VM Host Shapes offer bare metal servers provisioned with software to host VMs.

  • Intel or AMD processors
  • 52–128 cores per host
  • 512–2048 GB of memory per host

Bare Metal

Standard bare metal servers

Bare metal servers provide a balance of cores, memory, and network resources.

  • Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors
  • 52–128 cores
  • 768 to 2,048 GB range of memory
  • Up to 2 x 50 Gbps of network bandwidth
  • 101–256 virtual network interfaces

Dense I/O bare metal servers

Bare metal servers equipped with high-performance local storage and optimized for large databases and big data workloads.

  • 52 cores
  • 768 GB of memory
  • 51.2 TB of NVMe SSD
  • Up to 52 virtual network interfaces

GPU-accelerated bare metal servers

Bare metal servers equipped with NVIDIA graphics processors in addition to Intel or AMD processors.

  • Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors
  • Up to 64 cores
  • Up to 2,048 GB of CPU memory
  • 8 GPUs of NVIDIA V100 or NVIDIA A100
  • Up to 320 GB of GPU memory
  • Up to 27.2 TB of NVMe SSD
  • Up to 50 Gbps of network bandwidth and 8 x 200 Gbps of RDMA bandwidth
  • Up to 64 virtual network interfaces

HPC bare metal servers

Bare metal servers for high performance computing (HPC) workloads that require high frequency processor cores and cluster networking.

  • 36 cores
  • 384 GB
  • 6.4 TB NVMe SSD
  • Up to 2 x 50 Gbps of network bandwidth and 1 x 100 Gbps of RDMA bandwidth
  • Up to 50 virtual network interfaces

Other services

OS images

OCI supports a number of prebuilt, Oracle-provided images and user-created, custom images. In addition, the OCI OS Management service allows you to manage updates and patches for the operating system environments on your instances.

  • Oracle-provided images include multiple versions of CentOS, Oracle Linux, Oracle Autonomous Linux, Ubuntu, and Windows Server. Users can also create and manage custom images.

VMware-based compute

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution allows you to create and manage VMware-enabled software-defined data centers (SDDCs) in OCI.

3–64 ESXi hosts

The minimum configuration includes:

  • 156 cores
  • 2304 GB of physical memory
  • 153 TB of NVMe-based storage


Oracle Cloud Functions is a serverless platform that lets developers create, run, and scale applications without managing any infrastructure.

  • Up to 20 applications and 500 functions per OCI Region*
  • Up to 60 GB of total memory for concurrent function executing*
  • Up to 6 MB of request payload and response payload

  • * customers can request limit increases for greater needs


Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes is an Oracle-managed container orchestration service that can reduce the time and cost to build modern cloud native applications.

Container Engine for Kubernetes supports these types of virtual machines and bare metal servers:

  • Flexible VMs
  • Standard VMs
  • Dense I/O VMs
  • Standard bare metal servers
  • HPC bare metal servers
  • Dense I/O bare metal servers

Container images

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

  • Users can leverage container images owned by third parties as well as others owned by Oracle, such as MySQL and WebLogic.
  • OCI Artifact Registry is a repository service for storing, sharing, and managing software development packages.

Compute’s consistent and transparent global pricing across regions

With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), customers have the same low cloud pricing across all regions and services, enabling predictable spend from proof of concept to full production. Leverage committed use discounts, software license portability, and additional rewards.

Superior value
Economical compute

Reduce your costs by matching compute to workload profile with Preemptible and burstable instances






Most flexible
Flex VMs

Increase or decrease CPU or RAM to optimize performance and reduce cost.






High performance
General-purpose compute

Balance cores, memory, and network resources.



160 OCPU 1,024 GB RAM



Compute intensive
GPU-accelerated hardware

Provide servers and VMs with access to NVIDIA GPUs for graphics and AI/ML workloads.






January 12, 2022

Introducing shielded instances for OCI Compute

Amit Rajkhowa, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Security is one of the core tenets of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). OCI’s security-first design principles incorporate network infrastructure security with isolated network virtualization and firmware security with hardware-based root of trust, ensuring that hosts boot from a clean firmware for each new customer.

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Compute solutions built and deployed on OCI

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Get Started with 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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    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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Explore more than 150 best-practice designs

See how our architects and other customers deploy a wide range of workloads, from enterprise apps to HPC, from microservices to data lakes. Understand the best practices, hear from other customer architects in our Built & Deployed series, and even deploy many workloads with our "click to deploy" capability—or do it yourself from our GitHub repo.

Popular architectures

  • Apache Tomcat with MySQL Database Service
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  • Machine learning (ML) and AI environments
  • Tomcat on Arm with Oracle Autonomous Database
  • Log analysis with ELK Stack
  • HPC with OpenFOAM

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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