Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute bare metal instances provide customers with isolation and control with dedicated physical server access. Bare metal instances support applications that require high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high bandwidth—scaling up to 160 cores (the largest in the industry), 2 TB of RAM, and up to 1 PB of block storage. Customers can build cloud environments in Oracle’s bare metal instances with significant performance improvements over other public clouds and on-premises data centers.
OCI meets 90% of Gartner’s Required criteria, including scores of 100% for compute, storage, networking, and software infrastructure.
OCI’s new capabilities range from compute instances and block volumes that can dynamically adjust to meet demand to high performance NVIDIA GPU instances.
Surveyed organizations realized benefits of $5 million per year from IT staff productivity gains, risk mitigation, business productivity gains, and IT cost reductions.
Bare metal instances enable customers to run high performance, latency-sensitive, specialized, and traditional workloads directly on dedicated server hardware—just as they would on-premises. Bare metal instances are ideal for workloads that need to run in nonvirtualized environments.
Other cloud providers install agents and additional software, but at Oracle we install zero software on bare metal instances. As a result, customers gain increased security and performance within an environment that offers consistency in response to application calls.
Bare metal instances are managed within a secure virtual cloud network (VCN), where customers get security, isolation, and governance features by default. Networking is readily extended to access any adjacent Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service.
Customers leverage the latest generation hardware—without the overhead of virtualization—to achieve high levels of performance for the most demanding workloads. All-flash local storage with adjacent high-performance block storage, provides the ideal platform for IOPS-intensive workloads.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure HPC platform includes bare-metal compute instances, low latency cluster networks (based on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) running over converged ethernet (RoCE), high-performance storage solutions and files systems, network traffic isolation, and the tools customers need to automate and run jobs in the cloud.
Layer 2 network virtualization provides isolation and as a result, customer workloads are not affected by any other customer activity. When coupled with the fact that we do not oversubscribe compute, networking or storage resources, customers can expect maximum performance from the entire bare metal instance.
Match your workload with the correct instance types to find your ideal fit:
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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). For customers with significant data transfer requirements, this results in a huge cost advantage.
Oracle’s straightforward and globally consistent cloud storage pricing has no provisioning charges for standard IOPS usage, and doesn’t use complex pricing formulas to forecast spend.
Compute, storage, database, and infrastructure prices are the same across the globe.
Users have the option to enable confidential computing on select bare metal instances in select regions. Once enabled, these bare metal instances use AMD's Secure Memory Encryption technology to encrypt data being processed, preventing unauthorized access or modification of the data.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Easily discover and launch images for Oracle Applications and third-party business applications from an expanding ecosystem of Oracle partners.
Customers can run their own operating systems and hypervisors on Oracle compute instances and use the same image across configuration sizes.
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.
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).
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.
ISVs build and run their applications on OCI because of its high performance and consistently lower costs than AWS.
OCI offers a suite of tools for migrating Oracle applications such as E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Hyperion.
Machine learning labs and startups can use bare metal instances with NVIDIA GPUs and remote direct memory access clustering to train and optimize models faster and more economically.
Organizations can solve complex mathematical and scientific problems for a variety of HPC use cases in manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, and more.
“We have a number of critical Oracle applications, many of which rely on Oracle Database. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database on bare metal met our stringent performance requirements.”
Oracle Apps DBA Manager, Darling Ingredients
“OCI has incredible performance, and running computational fluid dynamics simulations with it has allowed us to improve the speed of computations and to optimize costs.”
Group Leader, DX Promotion Division, Toyota Motor
“We looked for the best price-performance, security, and VMware integrations. We found that in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.”
Chief Technology Officer, Altair
Jag Brar, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer, OCI Networking Ops; and Pradeep Vincent, Senior Vice President and OCI Chief Technical Architect
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