We’re right in the middle of Oracle Open World 2017, a year to the day when Bare Metal Cloud Services was announced and became generally available. This is an exciting time to learn about the latest capabilities and announcements across the board.
Since my last post in January, in which we announced new features, we’ve been working hard to raise the bar and now we’re announcing a host of additional features and products that make Oracle Cloud Infrastructure an even better destination for enterprise customers to transition their workloads and applications to the cloud.
Our mission has always been to provide best-in-class hardware with uncompromising performance. With this in mind, we’re announcing the next generation of Compute Instances based on our X7 hardware that will power both bare metal and virtual machine instances in a variety of configurations, including Standard and DenseIO Instances with the latest Skylake Processors and high-performance local NVMe SSDs. We're also announcing GPU Instances, powered by NVIDIA’s Pascal generation; the instances provide up to 2 P100 GPUs per instance for CUDA based workloads. You can read more about our GPU announcements here.
With addition of these new Compute and GPU instances, we’re also improving our networking performance for a maximum bandwidth of 25 Gbps. This makes the new X7 platform best in class for any type of workload that is compute or data intensive.
We’re also excited to announce the ability to bring your own OVM or KVM hypervisor. This will enable customers to bring OVM and KVM installations, and the additional operating systems images they support, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Our Block Storage Service now supports up to 16 Terabyte (TB) per Block Volume, up from 2 TB. This means with 32 attachments per compute instance you’ll now have access to 512 TB per instance. We’re also making it simple for customers to lift and shift to our infrastructure by announcing that you’ll now be able to bring your own Boot Volumes to use on instances. This will make the transition to Oracle Cloud much more seamless.
We announced support for Database as a Service earlier this year. We’re making huge strides and announcing a host of new improvements and capabilities that makes our cloud a no-brainer for database workloads. It starts with the ability to bring your own on-premises Oracle Database licenses (BYOL) to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We’re also making this service much more robust and intelligent with a host of advanced automated management features starting with the backup and restore. This allows for managed backup and restore functionality for databases across the available shapes, database versions and editions. Other improvements include automated Data Guard, Patching, and Database Management.
These are just some of the highlights, but there are many more improvements and additional product announcements coming soon. We’re moving at an exciting pace and we can’t wait to see what our customers can achieve with all the cutting-edge infrastructure and services. You can follow Oracle Cloud Infrastructure on Twitter to keep up to date on everything we’re doing.
We’re always on the lookout for the brightest minds that can help us bring new features and platform improvements to deliver the best experience to our customers. Drop us a line if you’re interested in learning more!
Thanks again and hope you are enjoying Oracle Open World 2017!