Compute Cloud@Customer FAQ

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What is Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer is a fully managed, rack-scale distributed cloud platform that lets you use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute anywhere. Remotely managed by Oracle, it lets customers gain the benefits of cloud automation and economics while meeting data residency requirements by controlling where their data is stored and processed.

What are the benefits of running workloads on Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

With Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer, customers can

  • Develop applications once and run them anywhere in Oracle’s distributed cloud without changes using consistent services, APIs, and infrastructure-as-code capabilities
  • Deploy fully managed cloud infrastructure at scale in distributed data centers and dynamically consume OCI Compute and storage resources for Oracle, third-party, and custom applications while only paying consumption costs for the resources they use
  • Modernize the infrastructure for cloud native and traditional applications by running application and middleware tiers on Compute Cloud@Customer and the Oracle Database tier on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer
  • Meet data residency and other regulatory requirements by controlling the location and security of data and its processing

What configurations are available for Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Base configurations
Base system with up to 552 OCPUs, 6.7 TB memory, and 150 TB usable storage
Base system with up to 1,104 OCPUs, 13.3 TB memory, and 150 TB usable storage
Base system with up to 1,656 OCPUs, 20.0 TB memory, and 150 TB usable storage
Base system with up to 2,208 OCPUs, 26.8 TB memory, and 150 TB usable storage
Expansion options
Balanced storage supporting up to 175 TB usable storage
Performance storage supporting up to 60 TB usable storage
E5 compute with up to 552 OCPUs and 6.7 TB memory

What OCI Compute services are available on Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer supports OCI Compute with flexible virtual machine (VM) shapes. Each VM supports 1 to 96 OCPUs and 1 GB to 64 GB of memory per OCPU with a maximum of 960 GB of memory per VM. For more details on supported guest operating systems, please refer to the product documentation.

What OCI storage services are available on Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer supports block, object, and file storage services on high-capacity storage trays and block storage on high performance storage trays.

What OCI networking services are available on Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer supports the same networking constructs as OCI, including virtual cloud networks (VCNs), subnets, gateways, security lists, route tables, and more.

Where can I find the list prices for Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer and the services running on it?

Noncontractual list prices with local-currency translations for Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer infrastructure are available on the product web page. Prices for OCI services that run on Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer are available on our price list web page.

For an official quotation, please contact Oracle sales.

How do I pay for the resources I consume?

Pricing for Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer has two components: monthly dedicated infrastructure costs and consumption-based service costs. For the dedicated infrastructure costs, customers pay a fixed monthly subscription price based on their selected configuration for the duration of their infrastructure subscription. For consumption-based services, customers are charged OCI-equivalent pricing according to their consumption of the metered services. Compute Cloud@Customer also supports the Universal Credit model with “license included” and “bring your own license” (BYOL) pricing for metered services. For more information, please check the official web page for Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer.

Can I connect Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer to Compute Cloud@Customer?

Yes. Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer supports a unique direct connection to one or more Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer or Oracle Exadata Database Machine platforms with up to 800 Gb/sec of dedicated bandwidth. By running the applications or middleware layer on Compute Cloud@Customer and the database layer on Exadata Cloud@Customer or Exadata Database Machine, customers can benefit from the lowest latency and highest performance connectivity.

How scalable is Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer is highly scalable, with compute scaling from 552 OCPUs to 6,624 OCPUs and storage scaling from 150 TB to 3.4 PB. Both compute and storage can be scaled independently of each other.

What are some of Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer’s key capabilities?

  • Cloud operation, automation, and economics
    • Oracle owns, manages, and operates the Compute Cloud@Customer infrastructure, while customers manage guest operating systems and consume common OCI services using consumption-based economics.
  • Data residency for cloud data and processing services
    • Compute Cloud@Customer brings a cloud experience to customer data centers. Each platform is deployed behind the customer’s firewall, enabling them to meet residency requirements for their data and its processing.
  • Low latency
    • Compute Cloud@Customer can be deployed in existing customer data centers to minimize latency when connecting cloud compute resources to other data and processing resources in those data centers.
    • Compute Cloud@Customer can be directly connected to an Exadata Cloud@Customer or Exadata Database Machine in the same data center, minimizing the latency applications experience when accessing Oracle Database services running on Exadata.
    • Compute Cloud@Customer can be deployed in distributed data centers that are close to end user customer locations to support applications that require real-time responses, such as IoT, gaming, and telco services.
  • Development and deployment flexibility and portability
    • Customers use identical OCI APIs, SDKs, and management to develop and deploy workloads in the public cloud or on Compute Cloud@Customer.
    • Customers can use Terraform scripts to deploy workloads using the OCI Command Line Interface (CLI) with portability across Oracle’s distributed cloud.

Where can I find technical information for Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer?

Please refer to the datasheet to understand more about Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer.