A wide range of IaaS compute options with the best price-performance available

Compute options range from VMs to GPUs to bare metal servers, and includes options for dense I/O workloads, high performance computing (HPC), and AMD EPYC processors.
 
 
 
 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute offers significant price-performance and control improvements compared to on-premises data centers, while providing the elasticity and cost savings of the public cloud. Oracle has a longstanding reputation for providing technologies that empower enterprises to solve demanding business problems––and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the first cloud that's purpose-built to enable enterprises to run business-critical production workloads.

 

Performance

Avoid the performance overhead associated with virtualization that impacts other public clouds. Oracle’s approach to cloud networking ensures servers running virtual machines (VMs) aren't taxed by network virtualization operations. Oracle does not oversubscribe core counts or networks so users do not have to worry about noisy neighbors. Oracle also provides high-core, specialty compute instances and 100 Gbps of networking for remote direct memory access (RDMA) with high performance computing (HPC) instances.
 

Price

Oracle offers low, predictable pricing and improved price-performance compared to other public clouds. Oracle counts processors by Oracle compute units (OCPUs)––and each OCPU include the complete processor core, including the hyper-threading unit. Oracle does not count processors by virtual central processing units (vCPUs), fractional central processing units (CPUs), oversubscribed cores, or similar constructs used by competing public clouds. The price per OCPU is the same across VMs and bare metal compute instances. AMD EPYC processor-based compute instances are about 65% less than comparable instances on other clouds.
 

Scalability

Compute instance configurations and pools make it easy to standardize configurations and manage groups of identical compute instances. Autoscaling provides the ability to scale a pool of resources up and down automatically in response to changing business demands and, as a result, pay only for the resources they need. AMD EPYC processor-based compute instances provide the highest memory bandwidth, and lowest cost per core-hour. From single-processor VMs to 64-core bare metal servers, Oracle offers cloud compute options that meet every need.
 

High Availability

Deploy applications across multiple regions, multiple availability domains (ADs), and multiple fault domain configurations. Each AD is housed in a highly secure building and provides fully independent resources like power generators, cooling equipment, networking, and servers, while fault domains partition compute resources within each AD for additional protection.
 

Flexible Image Management

Oracle supports an expansive list of Microsoft Windows Server and enterprise Linux operating systems, including Oracle Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, and many others. Customers can run their own operating systems and hypervisors on Oracle compute instances––and they can use the same image across configuration sizes. Users can get business applications images from Oracle or its robust ecosystem of third-party partners.
 

Available Cloud Compute Instances

Cloud compute instances are available in two main categories: VMs and bare metal machines. Both groups offer a dense I/O option for high performance local NVMe SSD storage. Both groups are also available with NVIDIA Tesla GPU's (Pascal or Volta) for HPC workloads. All instances run on the same virtual cloud networks with up to 1 PB per instance, and networks are accessible through the same console and API set.
 
Virtual Machine Standard
1 - 24 full cores on Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors
15 - 320 GB RAM
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
Up to 24.6 Gbps Network Bandwidth
Virtual Machine Dense I/O
8 - 24 full cores on Intel Xeon processors
120 - 320 GB RAM
6.4 - 25.6 TB of local NVMe SSD
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
Up to 24.6 Gbps Network Bandwidth
Virtual Machine GPU
6 - 24 Cores, 90 - 360 GB RAM
1 - 4 Tesla GPUs (Pascal or Volta)
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
Up to 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
Bare Metal Standard
52 or 64 full cores on Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors
512-768 GB RAM
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
2x 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
Bare Metal Dense I/O
52 Cores, 768 GB RAM
51.2 TB of local NVMe SSD
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
2x 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
Bare Metal GPU
28 - 52 Cores, 192 - 768 GB RAM
2 - 8 Tesla GPUs (Pascal or Volta)
Up to 1 PB Block Storage
2x 25 Gbps Network Interfaces
 
 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute - Use Cases

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute instances serve as the building blocks for business applications––from the smallest websites to the biggest enterprise workloads. Take a look at the main use cases for each of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute shape.

Common Workloads - VMs

Virtual machine (VM) instances offer compute resources in many shapes, from a single OCPU to 24 OCPUs, catering to a variety of workloads and software architectures. All Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VM shapes support remote block storage, but the Dense I/O shapes also offer up to 25.6 TB of local NVMe SSD storage for applications requiring low latency, millions of IOPS, and high local storage capacity. See Virtual Machine Instance Features >>

Compute and Storage Intensive Workloads - Bare Metal

Bare metal instances support applications requiring high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high memory bandwidth. You can build cloud environments with performance equal or better than other clouds or on-premises infrastructure. Bare metal compute instances provide customers with exceptional isolation, visibility, and control. See Bare Metal Instance Features >>

Custom Application Workloads - Bare Metal

Bare metal compute instances, with off-box networking, provide the ultimate versatility in terms of application support. "Bring-your-own-image" allows you to run any operating system or hypervisor on bare metal instances. In combination with the fully software-defined switched network architecture of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, this gives you unmatched capability to support application stacks from legacy to cutting-edge. See Bring Your Own Image Documentation >>

Artificial Intelligence and HPC Workloads - GPUs

Accelerated computing requires consistently fast infrastructure across every service. With GPU instances you can process and analyze massive data sets more efficiently, making them ideal for complex machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, and many industrial HPC applications. See Bare Metal GPU Instance Features >>
 
 
 
 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Customer Success Stories

 
Frozen Mountain
"We needed the best price-performance available. We saw performance double vs. our prior solution, which translates directly into cost savings. Dollar-for-dollar, you just get more compute with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.”
Anton Venema | CTO
 
Zenotech
"For our customer workloads, scalable performance in the cloud is driven by the network and storage architecture. In both those areas, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is delivering a significant step change in the price-performance available to our HPC Cloud customers."
Jamil Appa | Co-Founder and Director
 
Oracle Data Cloud
"Oracle Cloud Infrastructure hardware is simply on another level, from the bare metal servers with NVMe SSD drives to the network backbone. We obtain fabulous performance with very low latency for our end customers. Dense I/O compute instances with 25 Gbps of bandwidth and millions of read and write IOPS is a game changer for big data workloads like ours."
Matt Abrams | VP of Engineering
 
 
 

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