Spend, Security & Sustainability are most likely the top 3 concerns of any CIO/CDO in the cloud era. The spike trend in “cloud transformation” initiatives is at its peak. As enterprises look to pivot to the cloud, it’s imperative not to create a “cloud spaghetti” – the same issue that haunts the traditional on-prem systems. It is not about that first one-off experimental project or lift & shift of an application to the cloud Infrastructure that adds value in the longer run – painting the enterprise’s broader vision, ensuring cloud vendor’s compliance to “standards”, seamless integration options (PaaS), roadmap for cloud maturity/evolution (SaaS) for higher level of service efficiencies – all of which should be key concerns of enterprise architects.
Purpose built for diverse enterprise workloads, the next gen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure promises extreme peak consistent performance, standards compliance and choice at simple intuitive pricing.
Here are 5 ways how Oracle Cloud Infrastructure uniquely offers these capabilities;
1) Modern X7 and GPU Instances
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers compute for a variety of workloads - from cloud-native application development to graphic intensive application workloads. Modern X7 skylake processors with up to 52 OCPUs available in standard, High IO, Dense IO shapes with available local high-speed NVMe storage and Tesla P100 GPUs based on NVIDIA Pascal Generation powers Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
2) Choice of Compute & Deployment
Oracle is uniquely positioned to offer 3 deployment models – public cloud, private cloud & cloud @ customer to serve customers of all different shapes, sizes, needs and maturity. Customers can provision dedicated bare-metal servers in the cloud where no provider software resides or virtual machine instances based on needs. Also unique to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is that it is optimized to run Oracle Databases and Oracle Applications helping customers with their transition to cloud.
3) High Throughput 25Gbps Flat Network Infrastructure
With a flat network design reaching any compute or storage node within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is no more than 2 hops – extreme performance. Connections between any two nodes within an Availability Domain is < 100 microseconds and < 1 millisecond between Availability Domains. Unique to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the fact that there is no “tax” for HA – customers pay no “data transfer” charges for HA between Availability Domains.
4) High Performance NVMe local & Flash-based Block Storage
Oracle Cloud offers best-in-class storage using the industry-leading NVMe SSDs. In terms of performance, what this means is that customers can get up to 25,000 IOPS per service volume. Unique to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the model where customers don’t get charged for provisioned IOPS which makes a lot of IOPS intensive usecases much cheaper to run. With out-of-the-box data @ rest encryption, integrated backups and redundancy, customers pay little over 4 cents per GB per month – that’s ~$500 per TB for a year!
5) Network Isolation
With security at the core of the design, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure virtualizes at the network layer – where it truly belongs. This helps fully encapsulate every customer’s traffic in a completely private SDN. With highly customizable VCNs (Virtual Cloud Networks), fully configurable IP addresses, subnets, routing, firewall and connectivity services, organizations can seamlessly extend their IT infrastructure by mirroring their internal networks or build new network topologies with fine-grained control.