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Virtual Machines–Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Virtual machines (VMs) provide secure, elastic, compute capacity in the cloud for workloads ranging from small development projects to large-scale, global applications like real-time communication platforms. A variety of VM shapes are available, including the new E3.Flex shape, which lets customers specify the precise number of cores (up to 64) and corresponding memory (up to 64 GB per core) to match workload requirements. This capability alleviates the concerns associated with having to choose predefined sizes.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Built for enterprises looking for higher performance, consistently lower costs, and easier cloud migration for their existing on-premises applications.

Virtual Machine key features

Flexible compute capacity in the cloud

Scalable, compute instances on demand

With autoscaling, customers automatically adjust the number of compute instances in a pool to accommodate unexpected demand or save costs when fewer resources are required. We provide multiple access methods for customers via console, command line interface (CLI), or application programming interface (API).

Granular flexibility with VM shapes

With flexible VM instances, customers increase or decrease capacity in minutes by adding CPUs and memory to their existing footprint. Customers choose between 1 to 64 cores, and between 1 and 64 GB per core (up to 1024 GB per instance) to precisely match workload demands and optimize costs.

Choose from a range of optimized VM shapes

Range of VM types and configurations

Match workloads with instance type to find your ideal fit:

  • Standard instances: choose 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24 cores
  • Flex instances: choose from 1 to 64 cores, with 1 to 64 GB RAM per core up to 1024 GB per instance
  • Dense I/O instances: choose up to 25.6 TB of NVMe local storage
  • GPU instances: select from NVIDIA A100*, V100, and P100 GPUs

*Available soon

Select Intel or AMD processors

Utilize the CPU architecture you prefer, based on workload demands:

  • Available on Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors (up to 64 cores)
  • Up to 1024 GB of memory
  • Up to 25.6 TB of local SSD storage
  • Up to 1 PB block storage

Better price performance

Lower cost and better economics than AWS

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure virtual machines are optimized for performance, flexibility, and cost. Oracle’s Standard2.4 VM instance is 49% less expensive than an AWS r5.2xlarge instance.

Block storage price-performance advantage

Oracle block volumes are 57% less expensive than the competition and delivers performance that meets or exceeds their offerings. Oracle’s straightforward and globally consistent cloud storage pricing has no provisioning charges for standard IOPS usage, and eliminates the need to use complex pricing formulas to forecast spend.

Gain network efficiency

Oracle Cloud networking infrastructure is fast, predictable, and inexpensive, offering the lowest data egress charges from a major cloud provider (including 10 TB at no charge). Customers with significant data transfer requirements benefit from sizable cost advantages, like our customer 8x8, who saved more than 80% in network outbound costs.

Consistent global pricing

Compute, storage, database, and infrastructure prices are the same across the globe, offering savings of 30% or more relative to competitors in some geographies.

Secure cloud infrastructure

Isolated network virtualization

Prevent attacks on customer tenancies with isolated network virtualization. A foundational element of Oracle Cloud infrastructure’s security-first architecture, the design stops malware in its tracks with a custom-designed SmartNIC to isolate and virtualize the network.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management

Using easy-to-define policies organized by logical groups of users and resources, control not only who has access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources but which ones and the access type. Customers manage identities and grant access by leveraging existing organizational hierarchies and federated directory services, including Microsoft, Okta and other SAML directory providers.

Hardware root of trust

Reduce the risk of firmware-based attacks against Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customer tenants with custom-built, hardware-based, root-of-trust-technology designed to wipe and reinstall the firmware every time a new server is provisioned or a new customer tenancy is established.

Oracle Web Application Firewall

Protect applications from malicious and unwanted internet traffic with a cloud-based, PCI-compliant, global web application firewall (WAF) service. By combining threat intelligence with consistent rule enforcement, this service strengthens defenses and protects internet-facing application servers.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Vault

Centrally manage and maintain control of the encryption keys and secret credentials used to protect enterprise data and access resources. The security for both are stored in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2, Level 3-certified, hardware security module (HSM).

Users can further control permissions for individual keys and vaults with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management, and monitor key lifecycle with Oracle Audit to meet enhanced compliance requirements.

Choice of operating systems and application images

Choose from popular operating systems

Oracle supports an extensive list of Microsoft Windows Server and enterprise Linux operating systems, including Oracle Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, and many others. Oracle Autonomous Linux is a free, autonomous operating environment that reduces complexity and human error to deliver increased cost savings, security and availability.

Launch disk 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.

Explore Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Bring your own image (BYOI)

Customers can run their own operating systems and hypervisors on Oracle compute instances and use the same image across configuration sizes.

Microservices and containers

Container registry

Developers building applications using containers leverage a highly available, Oracle-managed private container registry service for storing and sharing container images. Push or pull Docker images to and from the registry using the Docker V2 API and the standard Docker command line interface (CLI). Images can be pulled directly into a Kubernetes deployment.

Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes

Developers building cloud native applications utilize our managed Kubernetes service to run highly available clusters with the control and security enterprises require. Users can eliminate cluster management and administrative overhead while getting the latest Kubernetes updates automatically and keeping pace with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Oracle Functions

Functions as a service (FaaS) lets developers run serverless applications that integrate with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Cloud Applications, and third-party services. Gain developer efficiency along with the community of the open source Fn Project.

Oracle Cloud virtual machine use cases

  • Optimized for Oracle Applications

    Oracle Cloud offers a suite of migration, provisioning and management tools for Oracle applications like E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Hyperion, as well as related customizations and associated databases, to support customer cloud transitions. Automated migration and provisioning tools facilitate rapid deployment while maintaining key customizations.

    Migrate Oracle applications to Oracle Cloud

  • Cost-effective platform for ISVs

    ISVs build, deploy, and run their applications on Oracle Cloud because of its high performance and consistently lower costs than AWS. Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver real-time security, Oracle ISV, McAfee ESM Cloud handles up to 500,000 events per second with cost savings of 75 percent.

    See how McAfee fights cybercrime with Oracle Cloud

  • Complete management and governance

    It is possible to eliminate the human effort required to monitor and manage applications and infrastructure. Oracle Cloud Management and Governance services automate the management of on-premises and Oracle Cloud environments, supporting hybrid and multicloud strategies.

    Explore Management and Governance

  • Real-time video streaming

    To meet rapidly increasing demand for its services, Zoom needed additional cloud capacity immediately. Zoom selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for its advantages in performance, scalability, reliability, and superior cloud security.

    Why Zoom chose Oracle

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring helps organizations optimize the resource utilization and uptime of their infrastructure and applications. This service provides fine-grained, out-of-the-box metrics and dashboards that equip DevOps, IT, and site reliability engineers (SREs) with the real-time insights to respond to anomalies as they occur.

    Explore Oracle Cloud Monitoring

Virtual Machines customer successes

Customers across a range of industries have taken advantage of the isolation, visibility, and control offered with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s virtual machines.

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Facing unprecedented growth, Zoom turns to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support millions of users.

September 14, 2020

Now Available: Oracle Maximum Security Zones and Security Advisors for You

Chris Ries, Group Product Manager, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security Products

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team is excited to announce two new capabilities: Oracle Maximum Security Zones and Oracle Security Advisors, now available to adopt on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. These two new capabilities are complementary, and together with other built-in security capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, they make it easier to build out cloud infrastructure in a secure manner. With these capabilities, Oracle is helping to shift more of the security responsibilities from the customer to the cloud provider.

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