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Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

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.

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What's new with Oracle Cloud VMware

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution’s new release offers new compute shapes, additional security and storage features, and support for more VMware solutions.

E4 dense compute shapes

Available in 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.

Powerful bare metal shapes

The 3rd Gen 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.

OCI File Storage

VMware Certified NFSv3 Cloud Datastore is well suited for disaster recovery and backup use cases.


Learn more about File Storage

ESXi shielded instances

Secure Boot and Trusted Platform Module enable customers to harden firmware security and prevent ransomware attacks.


Learn more about ESXi shielded instances

OCI Monitoring and Notifications integration

Create user-defined alarms, define severity, and push notifications to SMS, PagerDuty, or Slack.


Learn more about Monitoring and Notifications

VMware Horizon

A fully integrated solution for virtual desktops and applications. Easily extend desktop services in the cloud to address CapEx.

VMware Site Recovery Manager

Simplify disaster recovery with policy-based management, and minimize downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration.

VMware Tanzu

The ideal platform for deploying and operating microservices-based apps on a VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) environment in OCI.

VMware vRealize Operations

Plan, optimize, and scale Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with unified visibility across the hybrid cloud.

VMware vRealize Automation

Deliver infrastructure as a service (IaaS) with VMware vRealize Automation and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

VMware vRealize Network Insight

Build an optimized, highly available, and secure network across your virtual cloud network, hybrid, and multicloud environments.

VMware vRealize Log Insight

Optimize network performance, and confidently manage the scaling of your VMware deployments.

Powerful bare metal shapes

The 3rd Gen 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.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution features

Run native VMware workloads
Migrate VMware estates

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.

Run production applications in the cloud

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.

VMware Cloud Verified

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.

Full control of dedicated environments
Complete control over the cloud stack

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.

Isolated and dedicated

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.

Security-first architecture

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.

Use the same VMware tools
Familiar application management

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.

Seamless cloud migration

Extend tested and proven on-premises IT deployment architectures and processes. Configure cloud environments to match on-premises to keep them in sync.

Leverage VMware best practices

Rely on VMware best practices with native tool integration and minimize disruption during cloud migration.

Avoid costly operational changes
Avoid modifying applications

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.

Rely on native VMware tools

Use native and familiar VMware tools to manage infrastructure and migration needs to minimize organizational impact.

Leverage existing skill sets

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is designed to work with your existing VMware skill set and tooling.

Leverage adjacent Oracle Cloud services
Containers and microservices

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.

Business analytics and data science

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.

Networking and connectivity

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.

High-performance, elastic, and verified
Powerful bare metal hardware

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.

Elastic capacity

Scale large VMware deployments from three nodes to the current VMware limit of 64 hosts to accommodate growth.

Designed, built, and supported by Oracle

VMware Cloud Verified and compatible with the VMware ecosystem.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution customer successes

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TIM Brasil selects Oracle and Microsoft to migrate all of its data center workloads to the cloud

“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.”

Pietro Labriola
CEO, TIM Brasil

Rumo runs Brazilian railroad operations on Oracle Cloud

“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.”

Christofer Faccin
IT Manager, Rumo Malha Norte

AYA Bank improves efficiency and cuts TCO 55% with Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

“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

Maxim’s optimizes their operations with Oracle Cloud VMware and Exadata solutions

“Oracle Cloud VMware Solution has allowed us to strengthen our business continuity and disaster recovery workflow while building more capacity and scaling on demand.”

Louis Mah
Director of Information Technology, Maxim’s Group

Prophecy International Sees Bright Future with Oracle and VMware

“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.”

Steve Challans
CISO, Prophecy International

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure partner ecosystem

Discover the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution ecosystem.

Why choose OCI for VMware workloads?

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is your implementation of VMware running on top of OCI—secured, managed, and controlled by you. Full control means the migration of your VMware workloads can be done on your terms.


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VMware services with other cloud vendors
Customer-controlled
Bring entire on-premises implementation to public cloud
Full transfer of skills, tools, and processes
Vendor-controlled
Different processes and experience than on-premises VMware
Same visibility and access as on-premises
SSH access to hypervisor
Configure hosts, clusters, and management VMs
Edit vSAN cluster settings
Browse datastores; upload and delete files
No or limited administrative access
Customer controls upgrade policy (version, time, defer)
Supports databases certified on previous versions of VMware
Stay compliant with third-party add-ons
Vendor decides VMware version
Customer negotiates upgrade window
All host types available in all regions
Disaster recovery where needed
Scale business-critical apps across the globe
Not all host types available in all regions
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VMware services with other cloud vendors
Deployed inside customer’s virtual cloud network
Full control over network security policy
Deployed in separate virtual private cloud
No end-to-end control over network security policy
No Oracle access after provisioning
Vendor retains security credentials
User interactions and behavior not tracked nor recorded
User interactions and behavior tracked and recorded via experience analytics tools
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VMware services with other cloud vendors
37 total regions
Up to 17 total regions
7 government regions
Up to 1 government region
FedRAMP High ATO
Not certified for FedRAMP High ATO (Azure VMware Solution and Google Cloud VMware Engine)
DISA IL5
Not certified for DISA IL5
11 cloud regions connected to Azure
AWS and GCP not connected to Azure
Available on Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer
Shipping since August 2020
Not shipping VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts (Beta)

price per CPU core 2.1X savings128-core configuration vs. VMC on AWS

price per GB of RAM 5.3X savings32-core configuration vs. VMC on AWS

price per TB storage 1.5X savings32-core configuration vs. VMC on AWS

Cloud VMware Solution pricing

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Commitment duration
X7 Dense 52
BM.DenseIO2.52
Intel Platinum 8167M
768 GB RAM, 51.2 TB Storage, 50G NIC
E4 Dense 32
BM.DenseIO.E4.32
AMD EPYC™ Milan
2 TB RAM, 54.4 TB Storage, 100G NIC
E4 Dense 64
BM.DenseIO.E4.64
AMD EPYC™ Milan
2 TB RAM, 54.4 TB Storage, 100G NIC
E4 Dense 128
BM.DenseIO.E4.128
AMD EPYC™ Milan
2 TB RAM, 54.4 TB Storage, 100G NIC
On demand (hourly) $12.67/hour $9.75/hour $15.60/hour $24.95/hour
1 month $10.56/hour $8.12/hour $13.00/hour $20.80/hour
1 year $8.45/hour $6.50/hour $10.40/hour $16.64/hour
3 years $6.86/hour $5.28/hour $8.45/hour $13.52/hour
March 15, 2022

Shielded ESXi instances for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution now available

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.

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1. 2.7X to 3.5X the memory of other offerings:
- VMware Cloud on AWS i3en.metal has 768 GB RAM. Oracle’s BM.DenseIO.E4.128 has 2,048 GB RAM. 2,048 GB ÷ 768 GB = 2.7X
- Google Cloud VMware Engine has 768 GB RAM. Oracle’s BM.DenseIO.E4.128 has 2,048 GB RAM. 2,048 GB ÷ 768 GB = 2.7X
- Azure VMware Solution has 576 GB RAM. Oracle’s BM.DenseIO.E4.128 has 2,048 GB RAM. 2,048 GB ÷ 576 GB = 3.5X

2. 1.2X to 3.5X storage of other offerings:
- VMware Cloud on AWS i3en.metal has 45.8 TB storage. Oracle’s BM.DenseIO.E4.128 has 54.4 TB storage. 54.4 TB ÷ 45.8 TB = 1.2X
- Google Cloud VMware Engine has 19.2 TB storage. Oracle’s BM.DenseIO.E4.128 has 54.4 TB storage. 54.4 TB ÷ 19.2 TB = 2.8x
- Azure VMware Solution has 15.3 TB of storage. Oracle’s BM.DenseIO.E4.128 has 54.4 TB storage. 54.4 TB ÷ 15.3 TB = 3.5X