Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a highly scalable, integrated system that makes it easy for customers to deploy and manage diverse workloads on multiple operating systems, utilizing APIs and management tools that are compatible with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Customers can develop containerized, cloud native applications using architectural patterns and tools that are consistent infrastructure-as-code environments across private and public clouds. Private Cloud Appliance runs mission-critical enterprise applications in high-performance virtual machines and offers trusted partition licensing that reduces Oracle Database and applications software costs by much as 85%, as described in ESG’s analysis (PDF).
Integrated infrastructure, virtualization, and management accelerates deployment times so customers' databases are up and running.
Built-in, full-stack management and patching speeds application deployment while reducing workload and OpEx for customers’ IT departments.
OCI-compatible APIs 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 fixed VM shapes enable companies to license software on small portions of the Private Cloud Appliance. Reducing the number of software licenses needed lowers the cost for companies to run Oracle Database and applications by up to 85% compared to other solutions, as highlighted in the ICA Gruppen AB customer story.
The Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems and the Oracle Cloud Native Environment, as well as KVM virtualization software, are included along with the support contract to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).
High-performance, low-latency software-defined networking (SDN) automates compute and storage network configuration so customers can be running workloads on optimized infrastructure in days, instead of weeks (PDF).
The fully integrated Oracle Cloud Native Environment enables enterprises to 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 which enables customers to rapidly design and prototype Private Cloud Appliance infrastructure.
Terraform scripts simplify IT manager tasks by automating infrastructure provisioning. Administrators manage Oracle Private Cloud Appliance from a single dashboard.
A prebuilt, integrated solution with hardware, software, and management provides customers with agile, intelligent infrastructure at a lower price than DIY alternatives. (PDF)
Oracle Cloud Native Environment, KVM virtualization, and Oracle operating system software are included at no added cost.
Flexible software licensing with Oracle trusted partitions lowers software licensing costs by up to 85%, as highlighted in the ICA Gruppen AB customer story.
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 while reducing IT operations, compared to multivendor, DIY solutions (PDF).
Each compute node uses the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with 64 CPU cores and 1TB of memory to run customer workloads at top speed.
Full-stack performance optimizations accelerate crucial customer workloads by up to 40% compared to traditional DIY architectures, as described in CSP Brazil’s video.
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 run as fast as possible.
Independent scaling of compute resources from 180 to 1,080 CPU cores and storage from 180 TB to more than 8 PB of usable capacity enables customers to economically meet evolving workload requirements.
Built-in software-defined networking operates multiple internal networks over a single physical one, reducing the complexity of customer IT deployments and cutting workloads for network management teams.
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 8 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 and tools.
The Oracle Cloud Native Environment enables developers to quickly create and easily scale containerized applications using Kubernetes.
Tooling, operational approaches, and skill sets that are common between Private Cloud Appliance and OCI reduce management duplication and speed time to value when deploying applications, components, and middleware across their cloud and on-premises environments.
The Kubernetes Engine dashboard automates container creation for clusters, services, and logs so customer applications can easily move between on-premises and cloud environments.
Full integration, management automation, and single-bundle patching reduce the need for IT teams to maintain costly staffing in remote customer locations.
The same proven technologies used in Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure maximize uptime for customer workloads.
A high availability architecture with three fault domains for compute and no single point of failure for storage and networking enables crucial customer applications to run through device failures.
Appliance patching, maintenance, and upgrades can be completed without interrupting operations using zero downtime appliance upgrades.
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.
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.
100 GbE internal networking and a choice of 10/25/40/100 GbE connectivity to other systems in customer data centers maximize the performance of crucial application workloads.
Directly connecting Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to Exadata provides customers high-performance and secure application to database connectivity for creating a scalable, multitier application infrastructure.
Customers worldwide use Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to consolidate business-critical Oracle workloads with automated management, multitenancy, and low costs.
Create a secure, highly available, multitenant private cloud using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance so end-user customers can quickly deploy high-performance applications while tightly managing their costs.
Reduce the complexity of supporting enterprise and cloud native workloads while increasing their performance by consolidating customer applications with a scalable Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.
Create a cardholder data environment using Oracle Private Cloud Appliance that enables merchants to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.
Reduce the total cost of running Oracle applications and databases by up to 85% with Private Cloud Appliance’s trusted partitioning licensing, cost-effective scalability, and management automation.
Bill Jacobs, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director
“Customers challenged with migrating to the cloud or implementing hybrid cloud strategies will find Oracle’s new Private Cloud Appliance to be a compelling solution. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9-2 (PCA X9-2) uses infrastructure APIs and management tools that are compatible with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enable customers to design, develop, and operate applications and middleware using architectures and tools that are consistent across both a private and public cloud.”Read the complete post