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Bare Metal

Bare metal instances support applications requiring high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high memory bandwidth. Users can build cloud environments with significant performance improvements over other public clouds and on-premises data centers. Bare metal compute instances provide customers with exceptional isolation, visibility, and control.


Bare metal servers, without a hypervisor, deliver uncompromising and consistent performance. Instances with Intel XEON and AMD EPYC processors, the latest generation NVMe SSDs, providing millions of IOPS and very low latency, are ideal for I/O intensive web applications, the most demanding big data workloads, and Oracle Database.

Elastic and On-Demand Compute

True on-demand bare metal instances deliver elasticity for your workloads. Start, terminate, and monitor bare metal instances, and VMs, as needed, using the console, APIs, or SDKs.

Security and Control

Bare metal instance isolation and dedicated access provide unparalleled visibility and control.

Standard – For general purpose workloads

The Standard shape provides a balance of cores, memory and network resources. This shape is suitable for a wide range of applications and use cases.

  • Balance of compute, memory and network resources
  • Remote block volumes deliver low latency, up to 25,000 IOPS per volume, and are configurable from 50 GB to 16 TB per volume
Shape Processor OCPU Memory (GB) Storage
BM.Standard1.36 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 36 256 Up to 1 PB of remote Block Volumes
BM.Standard2.52 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon Platinum 8167M 52 768 Up to 1 PB of remote Block Volumes
BM.StandardE2.64 2.0 GHz AMD EPYC 7551 64 512 Up to 1 PB of remote Block Volumes

HighIO – For workloads with high IOPS requirements

This high performance shape offers local NVMe-based SSDs and delivers fast random I/O and high IOPS. This shape is ideal for performance-intensive database workloads.

  • High random IO performance
  • High throughput and low latency
  • Fast NVMe-based SSD local storage
Shape Intel® Xeon® Processor OCPU Memory (GB) Storage
BM.HighIO1.36 2.3 GHz E5-2699 v3 36 512 12.8 TB of local NVMe SSD

Up to 1 PB of remote Block Volumes

DenseIO – For workloads with the highest IOPS and local storage requirements

This high performance shape offers larger local storage powered by NVMe-based SSDs. These instances are ideal for large databases, high performance computing (HPC), and big data workloads, like Apache Spark and Hadoop.

  • The highest random IO performance
  • The highest throughput and low latency
  • Larger, fast NVMe-based SSD local storage
Shape Intel® Xeon® Processor OCPU Memory (GB) Storage
BM.DenseIO1.36 2.3 GHz E5-2699 v3 36 512 28.8 TB of local NVMe SSD

Up to 1 PB of remote Block Volumes
BM.DenseIO2.52 2.0 GHz Platinum 8167M 52 768 51.2 TB of local NVMe SSD

Up to 1 PB of remote Block Volumes

HPC – For High Performance computing workloads that require high core frequency and cluster networking

This high performance shape offers high frequency processor cores and cluster networking for massively parallel HPC workloads.

  • Highest core frequencies
  • Cluster networking
Shape Intel® Xeon® Processor OCPU Memory (GB) Storage
BM.HPC2.36 3.0 GHz Gold 6154 36 384 6.7 TB NVMe local storage

Product Features

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Low Latency Block Storage Service

    Reliable and High Performance

  • Highly available, persistent, network-attached storage volumes optimized to deliver low latency and high IOPS.
  • Backup and Restore

  • Volumes can be backed up to highly durable, highly available object storage, and can even be restored to new volumes.
  • Boot Volumes

  • Manageable, durable and versatile system boot disks are provided with Oracle Block Volumes.

Secure and Flexible Network

    Virtual Cloud Networks (VCN)

  • Fully customizable private networks enable you to easily move your existing network topology to the cloud.
  • Network Isolation

  • An isolated virtual cloud network, combined with dedicated physical servers ensure strong isolation, even from Oracle.
  • Extension of On-Premises

  • Industry-standard encrypted IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection between your corporate data center and your VCN, or use FastConnect for a secure, unmetered connection to Oracle.

High Availability

    Fault Isolation

  • You can deploy applications in mulit-region, multi- Availability Domain (AD, or multi-fault domain configurations. ADs are are built with fully independent infrastructure such as buildings, power generators, cooling equipment, network, and servers, while fault domains partition the compute resources within an AD for further protection.
  • High Availability

  • Regions can contain multiple Availability Domains, connected by a high speed network backbone, And each AD contains three fault domains.
  • Low Latency

  • High speed network backbones enable highly reliable applications running across ADs with minimum impact to application performance.

Multi-Layered Security

    Operating System Choice

  • Support for an ever-growing list of Microsoft Windows Server and enterprise Linux operating systems such as Oracle Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, and others.
  • Bring Your Own Image (BYOI)

  • Flexibility to bring and run your own operating system on your compute instances.
  • Launch Images from Oracle and Partners

  • Easily discover and launch images for Oracle Applications and third-party business applications from an expanding ecosystem of Oracle partners.