Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a rack-scale engineered system that delivers Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)-compatible compute, storage, and networking on-premises. It lets customers rapidly deploy applications, middleware, and workloads using built-in automation in an OCI-like environment. Private Cloud Appliance is designed for customers who want a cloud-like development and deployment experience while adhering to data residency requirements.
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Integrated infrastructure, virtualization, and management accelerates deployment times.
Built-in, full-stack management and patching speeds application deployment while reducing operating expenses for customers’ IT departments.
OCI-compatible APIs, SDKs, and management tools enable customers to create and deploy applications in consistent infrastructure-as-code environments on a private cloud and in OCI.
Trusted partitions using flexible VM shapes enable organizations to license software on small portions of the Private Cloud Appliance. Reducing the software licenses required lowers the cost of running Oracle Database and applications compared to other solutions.
Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Cloud Native Environment, and KVM virtualization software are included with the support contract, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).
High-performance, low-latency software-defined networking (SDN) automates compute and storage network configuration so customers can run workloads on optimized infrastructure.
The fully integrated Oracle Cloud Native Environment lets enterprises easily automate the deployment, scaling, and management of application containers with Kubernetes.
OCI Designer Toolkit is a standalone, open source design tool for Oracle Cloud that enables customers to rapidly design and prototype Private Cloud Appliance infrastructure.
Terraform scripts simplify IT manager tasks by automating infrastructure provisioning. Administrators can manage Oracle Private Cloud Appliance from a single dashboard.
A prebuilt, precabled, integrated solution with hardware, software, and management provides customers with agile, intelligent infrastructure.
Oracle Cloud Native Environment, KVM virtualization, and Oracle operating system software are included at no added cost.
Compute nodes can be added or removed from Oracle Private Cloud Appliance configurations without downtime to maximize application uptime and minimize TCO.
Oracle support with bundled, full-stack patching simplifies the troubleshooting and patching of customer application infrastructure.
Optimizing compute servers, storage, and system software to work together can accelerate crucial customer workloads by up to 40% compared to traditional DIY architectures, as described in CSP Brazil’s video.
Each compute node uses the latest AMD EPYC processors with 6.7 TB to 26.8 TB of memory to run customer workloads at top speed.
A high-performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is tightly integrated into every Private Cloud Appliance, so I/O-intensive customer workloads such as OLTP, data warehousing, and heavily virtualized environments can run as quickly as possible.
With independent scaling of compute resources from 552 to 2,208 CPU cores and storage from 150 TB to 3.65 PB, customers can economically meet evolving workload requirements.
Customers can reduce deployment and management complexity by running multiple Private Cloud Appliance internal networks over a single physical network.
Prometheus and Grafana provide monitoring and visualization solutions that simplify customer IT team workloads by enabling full-stack solution management, including Kubernetes container deployments.
Advanced management and analytics enable enterprises to quickly understand why individual workloads create performance-limiting congestion.
Cloud-like tenancy and granular storage encryption enables companies to support up to eight separate customer-managed tenancies per system.
Private Cloud Appliance enables customers to more easily migrate infrastructure configuration, workloads, and data between private and public clouds using OCI-compatible APIs and tools.
Deploying workloads in both Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Cloud provides customers with a consistent development experience, including the use of the same APIs, SDKs, and tools.
The Oracle Cloud Native Environment enables developers to quickly create and easily scale containerized applications using Kubernetes.
Common tooling, operational approaches, and skill sets between Private Cloud Appliance and OCI reduce management duplication and accelerate time to value when deploying applications, components, and middleware across cloud and on-premises environments.
Full integration, management automation, and single-bundle patching reduce the need for costly IT staffing in remote customer locations.
The same proven technologies used in Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure maximize uptime for customer workloads.
With three fault domains for compute and no single point of failure for storage and networking, crucial customer applications can run through device failures.
Most appliance patching, maintenance, and upgrades can be completed with zero downtime appliance upgrades that won’t interrupt operations.
Built-in VM-level disaster recovery utilizing Oracle Site Guard between multiple locations enables IT teams to quickly restore normal customer operations in case of an emergency, supporting 24/7 operations.
Embedded controller software streamlines installation in customer data centers while reducing configuration and management by IT teams.
Central monitoring, metering, and self-service portal capabilities make it easy for IT teams to deploy infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities.
Eight isolated tenancies enable secure multitenant deployments in service provider and enterprise environments.
With 100 GbE internal networking and a choice of 10/25/40/100 GbE connectivity to other systems in customer data centers, customers can maximize the performance of crucial application workloads.
Connecting Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database Appliance provides high performance and secure application-to-database connectivity for a scalable, multitier application infrastructure.
Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer is a fully managed, rack-scale distributed cloud platform that lets you use OCI computing, storage, and networking infrastructure services anywhere. Remotely managed by Oracle, it lets you gain the benefits of cloud automation and economics while meeting data residency requirements by controlling the location of your data and its processing. By running cloud native and traditional applications on the same fully managed cloud platform in your data center, you’ll need fewer resources and can easily move workloads to and from the cloud.
Run applications and middleware in a location of your choosing using OCI Compute, with the same storage, networking services, and management console as OCI regions.
Maintain full control over your data’s location and always encrypt it to help meet data privacy and residency requirements.
Deploy applications and data close to your customers or latency-sensitive data center resources to improve customer experiences and application performance.
Use scalable and cost-effective OCI Compute with flexible VM shapes, storage, and networking services, and consume only the amount you need.
Develop and run cloud native and traditional applications using fast, scalable compute, storage, and networking infrastructure and different guest operating systems on different VMs.
A single Terraform script can provision services and applications across your distributed Oracle Cloud using the same services and APIs as OCI.
Pay for only the resources you consume with flexible compute and storage subscriptions and a consumption-based pricing model.
Create a secure, highly available, multitenant private cloud using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance so end user customers can quickly deploy high performance applications while closely managing costs.
Reduce the complexity of supporting enterprise and cloud native workloads while increasing performance with a scalable Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.
Create a cardholder data environment that helps merchants comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requirements using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.
Reduce the total cost of running Oracle applications and databases with Private Cloud Appliance’s trusted partitioning licensing, cost-effective scalability, and management automation.
Tanmay Dhuri, Senior Product Manager
Saurabh Baijal, Principal Product Manager
Private Cloud Appliance is a rack-scale engineered system delivering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)-compatible APIs, SDKs, and management tools on-premises, making workloads, user experiences, tool sets, and skills portable between private and public clouds.Read the complete post