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Why I'm Betting on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle? Seriously? That's the question people asked when I told them my destination after leaving IBM. A few months back, when I started looking for a career change, some good opportunities came my way. Some required me to move across the country to Seattle. Some required me to move to Silicon Valley. A few good local opportunities in the Boston area also came up. I had to make a hard choice. What do I want? Money? Respect? An important title? A strong company culture? After a...

Monday, August 13, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Making It Easier for Organizations to Move Oracle-Based SAP Applications to the Cloud

For decades, Oracle has provided a robust, scalable, and reliable infrastructure for SAP applications and customers. For over 30 years, SAP and Oracle have worked closely to optimize Oracle technologies with SAP applications to give customers the best possible experience and performance. The most recent certification of SAP Business Applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure makes sense within the context of this long-standing partnership. As this blog post outlines, SAP...

Friday, August 10, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

How to Successfully Prepare for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate Exam – Robby Robertson

As part of our series of interviews with Oracle employees, partners, and customers who have successfully passed the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate exam, we interviewed Robby Robertson of Accenture. Robby has been with Accenture for over 18 years and has worked within the Oracle space during most of his time there. Robby was one of the first people to earn the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Architect Associatecertification in 2016, and he recently...

Friday, August 10, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Introducing Fault Domains for Virtual Machine and Bare Metal Instances

We are excited to introduce fault domains, a new way to manage and improve availability for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Machine and Bare Metal compute instances within an Availability Domain. Today you can use Availability Domains to help ensure high availability for your applications, by distributing virtual machine (VM) and bare metal instances across multiple availability domains within a single region. Availability Domains are physically isolated and do not share...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Announcing NFS Export Options for File Storage

Hi, I am Mona Khabazan, Product Manager for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage. At the beginning of this year we launched File Storage, a brand-new service at an extremely high scale, to support enterprise cloud strategies. File Storage provides persistent shared file systems in the cloud that are highly available, highly durable, and fully managed. With File Storage, you can start small and grow up to 8 exabyte in every file system without any upfront provisioning or...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Product News | Read More

Resilient IP-Based Connectivity Between IoT Sensors and Diverse Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Regions

This blog post specifically explores how to use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for resiliency and high availability for IP-based applications (not DNS-enabled) hosted in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure diverse regions. The scope is limited to IPv4 addresses, but the solution presented also works for IPv6 services with some additional configuration. Most of these applications fall in the IoT application domain.  Because of the implementation of ubiquitous connectivity for...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Creating a Secure SSL VPN Connection Between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and a Remote User

Companies have increasingly mobile workforces and therefore need to be able to provide their employees with convenient and secure access to their networks. A VPN allows users to connect securely to their networks over the public internet which is a convenient way to support mobility. IPSec VPN can be used to provide a dedicated connection to remote locations. IPSec is used with Network Access Control to make sure that only approved users can connect to the enterprise. The other...

Monday, August 6, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Oracle Cloud Adoption Best Practices: Digital Transformations

This post is the first in a series of posts that discuss best practices and provide practical advice for planning, implementing, operating, and evolving in the Oracle Cloud. This post covers the following topics: Digital transformations and the importance of determining the right business drivers and success criteria Defining a cloud strategy and understanding how the strategy impacts transformations The framework of people, process, and technology that is necessary for...

Friday, August 3, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Deploy HA Availability Domain Spanning Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Clusters on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Hello, my name is Zachary Smith, and I'm a Solutions Architect working on Big Data for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We're proud to announce that availability domain spanning Terraform automation is now available for use with Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub deployments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This deployment architecture includes enhanced security and fault tolerance, while maintaining performance.  Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub: Availability Domain Spanning Availability...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Foundational Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IAM Policies for Managed Service Providers

This post describes some Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure partners and managed service providers (MSPs) can use as a foundation for managing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services on behalf of their end customers. In particular, we focus on the initial IAM policy use cases that MSPs can leverage to manage the overall end-customer tenancies and provision entitlements for various customer administrator groups for self-management of...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

How to Successfully Prepare for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate Exam – Miranda Swenson

As part of our series of interviews with Oracle employees, partners, and customers who have successfully passed the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate exam, we recently interviewed Miranda Swenson of Cintra Software and Services. Miranda is a long-time techie with a passion for using technology to solve business challenges. She's worked in IT for the past 20 years as a technical consultant, presales engineer, and solution architect. Over the past three...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Customer Stories | Read More

Get to the Bottom of Website Performance Issues

It's a familiar scenario: A person clicks a link to your business's website, types in the URL, or opens the mobile app—then the waiting begins. If it takes more than a few seconds for the website or app to load, chances are strong that the user will move on to the next activity. The result? You just lost a potential customer, and they probably blame your business for the poor experience. But here's the thing: website performance issues might not be your fault. The internet...

Monday, July 30, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Announcing SAP NetWeaver® Support for VM Shapes on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, offers best-in-class services for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), with deployment options ranging from the public cloud to the ability to consume cloud services in your own data center. By reducing IT complexity, Oracle Cloud helps organizations increase agility, drive innovation, and transform businesses. Starting in June 2018, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure virtual machine shapes are...

Friday, July 27, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Protecting Yourself from Email Imposters

Having spent my entire career in technology, I feel like I am pretty savvy about email scams. They used to be fairly obvious and I know better than to try to help a Nigerian prince get their fortune back so that they can share it with me. But as we have all become more savvy, unfortunately so have the threat actors. There are three primary categories of email-based advance threats including impersonation, imposters, and URLs and attachments. The URLs and attachments scams are...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Windows Custom Startup Scripts and Cloud-Init on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We are excited to announce an easy way to configure and customize Microsoft Windows Server compute instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using Cloudbase-Init - the Windows equivalent of Linux Cloud-Init. With the new integrated Cloud-Init experience for Windows Server, you can easily bootstrap an instance with more applications, host configurations, and custom setups. This capability is taken care of by a Cloud-Init custom user data startup script, a feature that is now...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Deploying Microsoft SQL Server on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Introduction There are several databases and applications running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In addition to other databases, Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database system widely used for online transaction processing and decision support systems. This blog post describes how to deploy a Microsoft SQL Server database running on Microsoft Windows server on a single Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Machine (VM). The Microsoft SQL Server installation wizard allows...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Introducing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Transfer Appliance

Migrating data is often the first step towards adopting the cloud. However, when uploading data to the cloud, sometimes even the fastest available public internet connections fall short. For example, on a leased T3 line, migrating 100 TB of data can take up to 8 months – an untenable situation! Oracle Cloud FastConnect offers a great alternative to quickly upload data to the cloud. But it’s understandable that using FastConnect may not always be feasible for you, especially...

Monday, July 23, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Migrate Servers to Oracle Cloud using PlateSpin Migrate

We are pleased to announce the availability of PlateSpin Migrate support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Micro Focus offers PlateSpin Migrate which is an industry-proven workload migration solution enabling customers to migrate their servers to Oracle cloud over the network. Here is a quick overview from Micro Focus on migrating servers to Oracle cloud with PlateSpin Migrate. To read the full instructions on the migration process, download the best practices white paper from...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

How to Successfully Prepare for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate Exam – Rajib Kundu

As part of our series of interviews with Oracle employees, partners, and customers who have successfully passed the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate exam, we recently interviewed Rajib Kundu of SmartDog Services. Rajib is a Database Architect and SQL Server evangelist. His primary passion is performance tuning, and he frequently rewrites queries for better performance and performs in-depth analysis of index implementation and usage. He has worked for two...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Customer Stories | Read More

Read the RedMonk report on getting the most for your IaaS dollar

Analysts have a tough job when comparing and analyzing IaaS options for their customers. Cloud service providers offer different services with different SLAs, based on hardware that you really shouldn’t have to worry about, and all with varying pricing models. Which is why Oracle appreciates that the developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk took the time to dig in to the details in a recent article IaaS Pricing Patterns and Trends 2018. The report highlights the providers that...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Does Your Cloud Provider Really Understand Enterprise Applications?

When people talk about an enterprise cloud migration, they usually focus on the infrastructure. After all, it is called infrastructure as a service. Servers, storage, networking, and compute form the backbone, and cloud computing would not be possible without them. An often-overlooked aspect of enterprise cloud migration is the actual enterprise applications that run these businesses—specifically, how a cloud provider supports, manages, and secures these applications after the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

How to Deploy a Virtual Firewall Appliance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Although Oracle Cloud Infrastructure includes firewall capabilities, some customers prefer to run their own custom firewalls. This post describes how to deploy vSRX Virtual Firewall, a Juniper virtual security appliance that provides security and networking services for virtualized private or public cloud environments. In a public cloud environment, vSRX provide benefits like stateful firewall protection, and application and content security features like IPS, antivirus, web...

Friday, July 13, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Recovering opc user SSH Key on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Imagine a situation in which you are trying to connect into your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instance but either you forgot which key you used or, for some unknown reason, your opc user SSH key got corrupted or deleted. It might be scary at first, but the process to recover an opc user SSH key on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is easier than you think. So if you get a "Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic)" error when trying to connect via SSH, follow this...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Read More

Announcing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ansible Modules

We are happy to announce that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ansible modules are now available! As more customers deploy applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we are observing an increased need for DevOps capabilities to automate these operations. Ansible addresses this need by allowing you to provision and configure your resources using automation. The new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ansible modules provide the capabilities to provision and configure your Oracle Cloud...

Monday, July 9, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Openswan on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Users who migrate or integrate on-premises services with a cloud provider like Oracle Cloud Infrastructure usually use IP Security (IPSec) technology to create an encrypted tunnel between environments to transfer data or integrate applications. Using IPSec technology, such as Openswan, enables users to avoid exposing data and applications to the public internet. The goal of this post is to clarify the Openswan and Libreswan IPSec technologies. Openswan is a well-known IPSec...

Friday, July 6, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

How to Successfully Prepare for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate Exam - Nitin Vengurlekar

As part of our series of interviews with Oracle employees, partners, and customers who have successfully passed the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate exam, we recently interviewed Nitin Vengurlekar of Viscosity North America (Viscosity). Nitin is the cofounder and CTO of Viscosity, responsible for partner relationships and end-to-end solution implementation. With numerous, successful cloud implementations under his belt, Nitin has been working on cloud...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Customer Stories | Read More

Automate Application Deployment Across Availability Domains on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform

The goal of this blog post is to provide some tips on how to automate application deployment across multiple availability domains on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by using Terraform.  Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions contain multiple availability domains. These availability domains are isolated from each other, fault tolerant, and unlikely to fail simultaneously or be impacted by the failure of another availability domain. To ensure high availability and to protect against...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Tutorial: How to Reset a Forgotten Password for a Windows Instance

Forgetting your Administrator password on Windows Server is frustrating, but don't despair—this post shows you how to recover your instance in a few steps!

Monday, July 2, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Deploy JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Just Three Steps

Hello everyone, I'm Brian Casper, a Solution Architect on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team working to bring Oracle Applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. I recently looked at the automation tools that Oracle provides for quickly deploying JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and in this post I'm going to share three basic steps that you can follow to set up an environment for development, test, or production. The intent of this post is to describe the process...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Migrating an Oracle Database to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Service Virtual Machine

This blog post outlines the process of migrating a single-instance, version 12.2 Oracle Database from on-premises, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or an instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database service virtual machine (VM) instance. If your source database is on a Linux operating system, you can take a backup of the source database by using Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) and restore it to the Database service VM instance on Oracle...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Why Cloud Compliance Requires Web Application Security

If regulatory compliance isn't a top priority as you move infrastructure and applications to the cloud, it should be. Organizations of all sizes and across all verticals are subject to various industry and government regulations. Cloud infrastructure migration and cloud-native application development complicate compliance because they open up protected data to be handled by more parties and stored in more locations. The top cause of data breaches are attacks on websites...

Friday, June 22, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Connect Private Instances with Oracle Services Through an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Gateway

If you're a typical Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customer, you may have resources in your virtual cloud network (VCN) that need to access the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage service, which has publicly addressable endpoints. Until now, you could use either public subnets or a NAT instance, with an internet gateway in your VCN to access the service. However, you might not have wanted to use these options because of privacy, security, or operational concerns. We are...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

ANSYS and Oracle: ANSYS Fluent on Bare Metal IaaS

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, you’ve likely used a product in whose creation ANSYS software played a critical role. ANSYS is a global leader in engineering simulation. Oracle is pleased to announce its partnership with ANSYS. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal compute instances enable you to run ANSYS in the cloud with the same performance...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Oracle’s Continued HPC Investments at ISC High Performance 2018

Over the last year we’ve continued to make Oracle Cloud one of the the best platforms for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. We designed our cloud with HPC as one of the core use-cases, and this influenced everything from our choice of server hardware to our data-center design with nonblocking network to ensure low-latency and high-bandwidth connectivity between compute nodes. Our new managed File Storage service is built with performance as one of its most important...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Events | Read More

Announcing Boot Volume Backups and Clones for Application Protection and Lifecycle Management

We are excited to announce that you can now backup and clone your boot volumes online without any downtime on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Put all your worries about application protection and life-cycle management behind you! We continue to invest heavily in adding comprehensive application and data protection solutions to our cloud offering. Boot volumes provide remote boot disks that are encrypted by default, offer high performance and fast launch times, and durability for...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

How to Successfully Prepare for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate Exam

To help our customers become cloud ready and validate their cloud skills, we launched the first-ever Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate certification in January 2018. In May, we released a study guide and a practice exam to help our customers prepare for the certification. Hundreds of customers are embarking on the certification journey, and the feedback has been great. To help you with this journey, we are introducing a series of interviews with Oracle...

Monday, June 18, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

New Oracle Linux KVM Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Easy deployment of virtual machines is important to most cloud deployments. The Oracle Linux KVM image simplifies the deployment of VMs by integrating with services such as block storage and virtual network interfaces through the use of scripted tools, including oci-utils. These tools make it easy to define VM guest domains, allocating specific block volumes or VNICs, and launch or remove VMs on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.We've just updated the Oracle Linux KVM Image for...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Deploy Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE)

In my previous blog post, I demonstrated how to deploy Jenkins in a master/slave architecture on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute plugin for Jenkins. This plugin enables you to spin up virtual machine (VM) or bare metal instances as slaves/agents on-demand within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and then tear them down automatically after the job is complete. By spinning up a large number of agents, Jenkins can run many jobs...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub now Validated on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We are proud to announce a validated reference architecture of Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Starting today you can deploy Cloudera's industry-leading big data technology on Oracle's high performance cloud with full Cloudera support. The Cloudera and Oracle partnership allows customers to deploy comprehensive data strategies, from business operations to data warehousing, data science, data engineering, streaming, and real-time analytics, all on a...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Connect with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Customer Forums

I am excited to announce another channel for you to connect with us! We invite you, our customers and partners, to join the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) forums, as well as the Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS) forums on Oracle Cloud Customer Connect. You can share your ideas, collaborate, ask questions, and contribute as you delve into the new forums. You can also connect with IaaS subject-matter experts. Enjoy the many benefits that Oracle Cloud customers and partners receive...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Announcing New Autonomous Cloud Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We're excited to announce the availability of four new autonomous cloud services now deployable on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, one of the best-performing infrastructure platforms in the industry:  Oracle Autonomous Content and Experience Cloud: A cloud-based content hub that drives omnichannel content management and accelerates experience delivery. Learn more.  Oracle Autonomous Mobile Cloud Enterprise:Build and deploy mobile apps and intelligent chatbots that connect to any...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Read More

Kubernetes: A Cloud (and Data Center) Operating System?

As Kubernetes adoption grows across major cloud providers, it's interesting to compare Kubernetes itself to the concept of an operating system. According to Wikipedia, an operating system is defined as “system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.” Abstractly, this isn't so different from the current model of Kubernetes running on top of a cloud provider, servicing applications that are built to run...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Oracle Shatters Cloud Storage Limits: 32 TB Volumes, 1 PB per Instance with the Best Performance!

We are excited to announce that the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume service now supports up to 32 TB volumes, doubled from the prior limit of 16 TB per volume.  With 32 attachments on a compute instance, you can now have a total of 1 petabyte of high performance block storage per instance, twice as much as before. All our storage uses best-in-class NVMe SSDs, and has data plane availability, control plane availability, and performance that are backed by the Oracle...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Introducing Volume Groups: Enabling Coordinated Backups and Clones for Application Protection and Lifecycle Management

We are excited to introduce a new feature in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume service: volume groups! Volume groups enable you to group together multiple block storage volumes and boot volumes (i.e., system boot disks that are backed by Block Volume service), and perform crash-consistent, point-in-time, coordinated backups and clones across all the volumes in the group. Enterprise applications typically require multiple volumes across multiple compute instances in...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Read More

Oracle Announces HIPAA Attestation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Enterprises must continue to improve their security posture to meet strict compliance requirements and protect their businesses. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is continuing to invest in services that help our customers more easily meet their security and compliance needs. We recently announced ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2 and SOC 3 attestations and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Attestation...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Best Practices for Identity and Access Management Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM) service lets you control who has access to your cloud resources. You can control what type of access a group of users has and to which specific resources. The service enables you to enforce the security principle of least privilege by default. New users are not allowed to perform any actions on any resources until they are granted appropriate permissions. With the IAM service, you can leverage a single model...

Friday, May 25, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Build a Continuous Integration pipeline using GitHub, Docker and Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastucture

In my previous blog post, we discussed how to deploy Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and dynamically scale it by leveraging the Master/slave architecture of Jenkins, using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute plugin. In this post, let’s look into how to setup a Continuous Integration pipeline on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), utilizing the Jenkins setup we already created. The most important step for continuous delivery of software is Continuous Integration...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Automate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VCN Peering with Terraform

The goal of this blog post is to show how to automate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VCN peering setup using Terraform.  Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VCN peering is the process of connecting multiple virtual cloud networks (VCNs). You can use VCN peering to privately connect one VCN to another, so that traffic does not traverse the internet.  To setup VCN peering manually,  it requires multiple steps with creation of several different resources.  So, this blog post describes how...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

New Autonomous Platform Services, Powered by Infrastructure

All clouds aren't equal. And the inequality goes beyond one cloud application having better or different features than another. You know how browsing feels different on your latest phone versus how it felt two phones ago? The underlying platform has a big impact. Why Cloud Platform Customers Should Care About Infrastructure Just like with apps on your phone, new hardware, faster networking, and updated software infrastructure make a big difference in your experience. In the...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Oracle Announces PCI DSS Attestation of Compliance (AoC) for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Data security has never been more important and enterprises must continue to improve their security posture to meet strict compliance requirements and protect their businesses. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is continuing to invest to provide services to help our customers more easily meet their security and compliance needs.  We recently announced ISO/IEC 27001 Certification and the availability of Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1, 2 and 3 Reports, and are pleased to...

Monday, May 14, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Be Cloud Ready! Get the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Certification

In January 2018, we announced the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Architect Associate certification (See Kash Iftikhar’s launch blog here). Since then, the momentum has been great and hundreds of individuals have taken and passed this certification. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team takes pride in being customer obsessed – listening to our customers and acting on feedback to make our offerings better. And based on your feedback, we have added two new training assets to...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Deploy Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Faster software development has become a competitive advantage for companies. The automation of software development processes facilitates speed and consistency, which led to the rise for having a Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD) pipelines. Jenkins is a very popular product among Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers, which can automate all of the phases of CI and CD. You can host Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to centralize your...

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Automating Infrastructure Provisioning and Deployment of a Three-Tier App on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform and Chef

I am Upendra Vellanki, Principal Technologist, Platform Technology Solutions group of Oracle Product development. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticity and agility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premises infrastructure to deliver high-performance, high availability and cost-effective infrastructure services. Because cloud infrastructure encompasses so many areas of IT and cloud engineering, it's essential to have...

Friday, May 4, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Backbone

I am Monika Machado, the Director of Border and Backbone Engineering on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Backbone team, and this is the first in a series of blog posts about the Oracle Cloud network backbone. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions rely on a state-of-the-art network technology and design. Each region is composed of availability domains that are interconnected by a metro-area network, and the regions are interconnected by a dedicated, custom-built network, the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Reduce Cold Data Footprint with Commvault and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage

Authored by: Khye Wei, Product Manager, Oracle. Anoop Srivastava, Product Manager, Oracle. Mark Rytwinski, Senior Director, Product Management, Commvault Nearly 80% of stored data is unused after 90 days! Whether you need a cost-effective cloud storage tier to store large amounts of infrequently accessed data for archiving purposes, or you want to seamlessly extend your on-premises data center to the cloud for inactive data and fixed content, Commvault and Oracle...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Easily Deploy a KVM Host Environment Using Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

KVM is built into the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) for Oracle Linux by default, and it enables you to use the UEK as a hypervisor. Deploying the Oracle Linux KVM host environment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure gives you full control and flexibility to configure and manage your virtual machines (VMs) within a bare metal instance. We’ve now made it easy to deploy an Oracle Linux KVM host and guest VMs on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Tools packaged in the new Oracle Linux...

Monday, April 30, 2018 | Read More

Creating a Secure Connection Between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Other Cloud Providers

In today's world, having a secure, encrypted, point-to-point channel through which your data can travel from a specific location to the cloud contributes to a safer solution if you want to avoid breaches and data loss. There are different ways to allow multiple locations to establish secure connections with each other over a public network, such as the internet-like user-based-authentication VPN, IPSec site-to-site technologies, and other third-party application options. This...

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Read More

Easily Connect Isolated Networks using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's VCN Peering Solution: Part 2

In my last post, we covered an overview of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's Local VCN Peering Solution. In this post, I will walk you through a Local VCN peering scenario where three Spoke consumer VCNs are enabled to access the shared resources on the Hub VCN. Two Spoke VCNs are in the same tenancy and compartment of the Hub VCN. One Spoke VCN is in a different tenancy. Local VCN Peering Scenario Let us discuss the following example of a “hub-and-spoke” model in detail: Create...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Easily Connect Isolated Networks using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's VCN Peering Solution: Part 1

This is part one of a two-part series that will look at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's Local VCN peering solution. You can find the part two of the series here. Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) is a customizable private network in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure now enables customers to connect two virtual cloud networks using our VCN peering solution. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VCN peering solution falls into two major categories: Local VCN peering (or...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Join Oracle Cloud Infrastructure at COLLABORATE 18 to Hear the Latest

As Oracle's cloud solutions continue to expand across SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS, customers are eagerly evaluating how these offerings can help transform how they run their businesses. Whether users are looking to modernize their business and optimize with new cloud investments, integrate and extend an existing hybrid environment with on-premise systems, or build a personalized path to the cloud, COLLABORATE is the annual Oracle user conference where attendees can learn how to...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Events | Read More

Bring Your Own Image of Windows Server to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We continue to extend on our lift-and-shift capabilities with the Bring Your Own Image (BYOI) feature in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We already provide BYOI for UNIX VM operating systems (OS's), and now we are closing the gap to enable customers with Windows VM workloads. Our latest release supports the following virtualized Windows Server images in emulation mode and is Generally Available from today. Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Standard Windows Server...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Read More

FireEye Email Security Powered by Oracle Cloud

Nothing compromises trust in an organization more than a data breach. A data breach potentially places an organization's customers, their information, and their data at risk. Such breaches also disrupt daily business and tarnish the organization’s reputation. Email remains the primary vector for initiating an advanced attack or delivering ransomware because it can be targeted and personalized, which increase the odds of a threat’s success. Having an email security solution is...

Monday, April 16, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

ServiceNow and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Integration for Enhanced Cloud Operations & Management

Continuing our expansion of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Partner ecosystem, we are pleased to announce ServiceNow configuration management database (CMDB) support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. ServiceNow CMDB provides a repository for discovered Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources that can be used to understand service health and improve availability for IT service, operations, and support management for enterprise customers. This integration enables joint Oracle and...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Seamlessly Integrate Cloud within Rich Media Workflows

Oracle’s latest release of DIVArchive now supports deploying on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as onboarding and tiering assets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object and Archive Storage.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the GDPR

I’m Yuecel Karabulut, a Director of Product Management for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security & Compliance team. I want to tell you about the work that the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team is doing to help customers with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as part of our continued commitment to help ensure they can comply with European Union (EU) Data Protection requirements. The EU GDPR is a new, comprehensive data protection law that goes into effect on May...

Monday, April 9, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Launching Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the United Kingdom

I'm James Stanbridge, VP and lead product manager for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in Europe and Asia. We're pleased to announce the general availability of infrastructure services from our UK-London datacenter. The UK region uses Oracle's modern IaaS architecture, and will be of particular interest to those looking for service locality and the lowest possible latency. Oracle has already established a strong base of customers in the UK, helping customers run their...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Deployment of a Highly Available Memcached Cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using Terraform

Caching is one of the most effective techniques to speed up a website and has become a staple of modern web architectures. Effective caching strategies will allow you to get the most out of your website, ease the pressure on your database, and offer a better experience for users. An effective caching strategy is perhaps the single biggest factor in creating an application that performs well at scale. Let’s now look at the in-memory caching solutions offered by the most widely...

Monday, April 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Deploying, Securing, and Scaling Redis on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Redis (REmote DIctionary Server) is a popular open-source, in-memory data store that supports a wide array of data structures in addition to simple key-value pairs. It is a key-value database where values can contain more complex data types, such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bitmaps, and hyperloglogs, with atomic operations defined on those data types. Redis combines in-memory caching with built-in replication, persistence, sharding, and the...

Friday, March 30, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

IP Failover Using Python SDK, Instance Principals, and Reserved Public IPs

Building resilient architecture is much easier in the cloud than in a private data center, and the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team is constantly working to make it even easier. In the last few weeks, our Python SDK added support for many features, including these key capabilities: Instance Principals for IAMInstance Principals provide automatic authentication capability for API calls made from an instance without having to place an API key on the machine. The authentication...

Friday, March 30, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Based on Volta Architecture Generally Available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Just six months ago at Oracle’s OpenWorld last October, we announced a collaboration with NVIDIA and released our first bare-metal GPU offering based on the company’s Pascal Architecture. This offering saw customers running production workloads with use cases in both traditional HPC and AI & Deep Learning. We also made a promise to our customers to continue to innovate on our offerings and be at the cutting edge of accelerated hardware in the cloud. Hence, we’re excited to...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Events | Read More

Deploying Highly Available DC/OS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform

Introduction This post provides a Terraform template to automatically deploy DC/OS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  DC/OS is an open source and distributed data center operating system based on the Apache Mesos distributed system kernel. It manages multiple systems from a single interface and enables the deployment of containers, distributed services, and applications into these systems.  DC/OS consists of a group of master and agent nodes that form a cluster.  The Terraform...

Monday, March 26, 2018 | Read More

PeopleSoft Modernization and Benchmarking on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Processing payroll is challenging because it has the highest visibility if things go wrong. Time and Labor has volatile cycles that demand out-of-cycle testing to assure success. Human Capital Management is a top line expense that interfaces with all enterprise business systems. Creating paychecks has hundreds of variables beyond managing standard deductions, such as raises, new hires, benefits enrollments, leaves of absence, holidays, bargaining units (unions) etc. Despite...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Silver Peak WAN Optimization in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce the availability of Unity EdgeConnect, a software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution by Silver Peak. With Unity EdgeConnect companies can connect their branch offices to applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) over broadband internet, providing higher availability, better and more predictable bandwidth, lower latency, better application performance, and much lower costs than traditional dedicated WAN links. New branch offices can...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Oracle Database Service Now Available on the High Performance X7 Platform

Run larger Oracle Databases in the cloud, faster, more securely, and at lower cost than ever before. Last quarter we announced the availability of new compute shapes based on the high performance X7 platform. These shapes feature the latest generation of Skylake Intel CPUs, up to dual 25 Gbps non-oversubscribed network connections, and storage on the highest performance NVMe SSDs. Today, we are happy to announce that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Service is now...

Monday, March 19, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Using the Multi-Attach Block Volume Feature to Create a Shared File System on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Having a shared file system is a very common request to allow applications to be able to access the same data or to allow multiple users to get access to same information at the same time for example. On-premises this is a very easy task to achieve using NAS or SAN devices but how can it be done in the cloud?   There are different technologies like iSCSI, NFS, SMB, DRBD and other services that allow you to share a block device with two or more Cloud instances but you still...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Migration and Disaster Recovery in the Oracle Cloud with Rackware

We are pleased to announce the availability of Rackware RMM on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for Live Migration and Disaster Recovery. Intellectual property, financial transactions, and business data are amongst the most valuable assets of any organization. Protecting them is the paramount responsibility of customers in the cloud. Many enterprise customers need Migration and Disaster Recovery solutions with a cost effective agile approach to protect and optimize applications...

Monday, March 12, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Denovo Helps Customers Get More From Oracle E-Business (EBS) with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle E-Business Suite is an  enterprise resource planning application suite covering customer relationship management to supply chain management. E-Business Suite customers manage the complexities of modern businesses, make better decisions, reduce cost, and improve performance with its suite of global business applications. There are many challenges that customers face when managing an EBS environment that runs on premises.  IT Managers want to deploy solutions rapidly to...

Friday, March 9, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Introducing the Go SDK for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Today, we are happy to announce the Go SDK for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now available! The Go SDK supports all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services and will continue to support the same set of features as the Java, Python and Ruby SDKs. Similar to our open source developer tools and SDKs, the Go SDK is available at GitHub oci-go-sdk repo. The Go programming language attracts developers with its ease of use and simplicity. It is particularly popular when it comes...

Monday, March 5, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

High Performance Boot Disk Now up to 16 TB!

You want a compute instance with up to 16 TB high performance system boot disk? You now have it on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure! This is enabled for you immediately as a seamless service update to the recently announced boot volumes feature. Our customers demand 300 GB or larger system disks, especially for Microsoft Windows operating system. Some customer legacy applications are deployed to system drive, taking significantly more space than our default operating system...

Friday, March 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Press the Easy Button: Paravirtualized Block Volume Attachments for VMs!

Today we are excited to announce a new capability for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volumes: Paravirtualized attachments for VMs! Attach a block volume to a VM and it becomes available as a storage device immediately ready to use for your workloads. To access your volume, you don't have to run iSCSI configuration commands anymore! In the context of block volumes, paravirtualization is a light virtualization technique where a VM (guest OS) utilizes hypervisor APIs to access...

Friday, March 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Security in the Oracle Cloud with Fortinet Fortigate NGFW

Continuing the expansion of our Partner Ecosystem we are bringing best-in-class providers across a variety of categories to complement and/or add additional features/services to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and today we are pleased to announce the availability of Fortinet FortiGate-VM Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The FortiGate next-generation firewall provides sophisticated IPsec VPN capabilities that enable secure ingress and egress traffic...

Friday, March 2, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

I am excited to announce the immediate availability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  This latest addition to our portfolio of Oracle-provided operating system images helps you move and run your existing Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can deploy the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s BM.Standard2.52 and BM.DenseIO2.52 shapes starting...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Internet Intelligence, now available in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team is proud of the data centers and network we are building for the next generation of cloud users and, in the spirit of transparency, we want to share with our users tools to better evaluate and measure the performance they will experience on our cloud. Today, we are pleased to announce two new network tools available in the Console to help you measure and analyze network performance.   OCI Market Performance is an interactive...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Reimagine Your Enterprise with JD Edwards Cloud Migration

By Chacko Thomas, IBM Partner for Oracle Digital Transformation The benefits of moving your Oracle JD Edwards (JDE) environment to the cloud are clear. Of course, there’s the added flexibility, cost savings and resiliency that only cloud can provide, but the opportunities don’t stop there. The real reason JDE users should be pursuing a cloud migration now is that it could be the first step toward greater innovation and success in the era of digital transformation. With a JD...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Partners | Read More

Introducing Email Delivery on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of Email Delivery for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform! Simply put, Email Delivery enables customer applications to send email with a higher rate of success of it reaching the intended audience. Email Delivery was built from Oracle Dyn's highly reputable Email Delivery service and is now available in our U.S. West (Phoenix, AZ) region. Customers from any region can deliver email using the Email Delivery service. Other regions are...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Veritas NetBackup Integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We're excited to collaborate with Veritas to modernize data protection and transform your business. This collaboration enables enterprises to mitigate risks, lower costs and storage overhead, and provide consistency for admins to manage backup, recovery, and archiving. We’re working with Veritas on a number of initiatives: Backup and recovery to and from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: you can extend your existing backup or set up a new cloud backup to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Operating Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Tenancies - Retrieving Audit logs

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure [10] Audit [1] is included at no cost with each tenancy and records activity across the tenancy for all supported Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. This information can be retrieved and processed by a tenancy owner for various use cases. In this blog post I will show how to retrieve audit data for a given time period and several use cases around its consumption. About Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Audit and use cases Oracle Cloud Infrastructure...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Our Customers Always Come First

What an exciting week in the Oracle Cloud world! We made several major announcements to support you, our customer! To support your enterprise cloud computing needs, your IT security and your continued success. If you missed out on all the buzz, I will break it down for you in this week's recap: 1. Global Footprint Driven by strong customer demand for Oracle's cloud services worldwide, we announced plans to significantly expand our modern cloud infrastructure footprint. This...

Friday, February 16, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Empowering Enterprise IT to Create Kubernetes-enabled Shared Services on OCI

Apprenda has worked with Oracle to integrate, test, and deliver its Apprenda Cloud Platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Apprenda helps developers to 'cloud-enable' existing/legacy applications without having to change code, which makes it much easier for them to turn existing applications into highly available, elastic and containerized solutions. The Apprenda cloud platform spans Linux and Windows servers and provides operational controls to rapidly deploy a wide range...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Launching Industry First Enterprise SLAs

I am Rajan Panchapakesan, a product manager in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team. I'm excited to announce the availability of our industry-first Enterprise SLAs. While other cloud vendors offer data plane availability SLAs, these only address one aspect of running your workload in the Cloud: the ability to reach your resources a certain percentage of time. This does not ensure that you can manage your resources or deploy new ones (control plane availability). Nor does...

Monday, February 12, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

From Oracle's Cloud to the Moon, Jupiter and Beyond with A.I. Solutions

Ever thought about the challenge of choosing exactly the right trajectory for a satellite to enter an orbit around one of Jupiter’s moons? Neither had I, but after listening to the folks at a.i. solutions it all came alive for me. Go a tiny bit too close and it’ll crash into that moon; but stay too far away and Jupiter may drag the satellite down into the gas giant. Oh, and arrive a moment too late - or too early - and that carefully planned trajectory isn't even an option. a.i...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Customer Stories | Read More

Announcing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect certification

Last year, we released over 50 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services and major features to further strengthen our infrastructure offering for our customers. To empower our customers and partners to design and deploy infrastructure solutions, we also created a robust learning path which consists of following learning assets: Service introduction series (10 minute overviews) Just-in-time series (walk through setup of services) Business essential eLearning (overview of the...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Automated and Policy-Based Scheduled Block Storage Backups on Oracle Cloud -- Just Like Your On-Premises NAS/SAN!

We at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) are excited to offer a new capability among leading public cloud providers: Automated and policy-based scheduled backups for block storage volumes. You have been accustomed to having the convenience and assurance of automated and policy-based scheduled backups and their retention with your on-premises NAS/SAN (Network Attached Storage/Storage Area Network). As you progress on your cloud journey, you demand the same built-in capability...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Announcing VGA Console support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Machines

VGA Console support is now available for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Linux and MS Windows Virtual Machines (VMs). VGA Console, also known as VNC Console, enables you to access your VM even without a network connection. It's like plugging a keyboard, mouse and monitor into your server - something you're used to in your on-premises datacenter – and is useful in several scenarios: troubleshooting issues in your cloud instances without network communication wrong firewall rules...

Friday, February 2, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Introducing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service

Introducing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service I’m Ed Beauvais, Director of Product Management for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  Today, we are announcing the public availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service (FSS) in all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions. FSS was developed from the ground up for scalability and security by our Boston-based engineering teams.  A New Cloud Storage Option  Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage Service is a...

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More

Building Innovative Cloud Applications

Today’s economy is propelled by engaging continuously with “plugged-in” customers who willingly supply endless data about their needs and preferences. In order to thrive in an environment in which massive data drives and supports decisions, businesses need to rethink the technology infrastructure on which they build mission critical applications, and move to a modern, distributed data processing platform. Having massive amounts of data has little value unless you are able to...

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Partners | Read More

Release Announcement - Reserved Public IPs are now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure!

Today we announce that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure users can now utilize Reserved Public IP addresses. The addresses can be allocated to any private IP address of a compute instance, float between instances, or be reserved for their tenancy until explicitly deleted. When using your own hypervisor (like KVM or OVM), on a bare metal compute instance, the density of VMs with internet access you can achieve will be limited so assigning multiple public IP addresses to...

Friday, January 26, 2018 | Developer Tools | Read More

Announcing Instance Principals for Identity and Access Management

We are excited to announce a new capability in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM) service called instance principals. We have enhanced the the instance principals feature by adding the ability to include instances in a dynamic group by using their tags. Now it is easy to add instances to dynamic groups by simply tagging them. The “Create a Dynamic Group” section of this post has been updated to reflect this exciting new feature. Currently...

Friday, January 26, 2018 | Read More

Automatic VPN Server Failover and Client Reconnection on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Pritunl

Reliable, high-performance infrastructures are important to keep your services up and running, and automating applications failover is a crucial to avoid losing business or impacting end-user experience. This blog explains how to create a highly availabe environment for your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Private Network (VPN) compute instances to eliminate single points of failure. In the event that an instance fails, the VPN server will automatically be started on a...

Friday, January 19, 2018 | Read More

Cloud Infrastructure 2017 highlights and looking forward to 2018

Expansion and new services in 2017 2017 has been an exceptional year for our customers and partners. We’ve focused on empowering them with greater access and performance across the Oracle Cloud platform. Rolling out more regions which incorporate our new infrastructure architecture has played a big part in this. We’ve built in locations such as Ashburn, Virginia and Frankfurt, Germany, increasing service availability and redundancy. We’ve enhanced our infrastructure both to...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure | Read More
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