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New VM Shapes and Windows, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu OS Support for Your Enterprise Applications

By PehKeong The

Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (BMCS) now makes it easier to migrate your enterprise applications to the cloud with new larger 8 core and 16 core virtual machine (VM) shapes and expanded operating system (OS) choice. These new capabilities offer flexibility to select the right compute resources and operating systems for your enterprise applications, such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server with the best combination of performance and cost.

Additional VM Shapes

Shape Core (OCPU) RAM (GB) Networking Storage
VM.Standard1.1 1 7 Moderate Block volume
VM.Standard1.2 2 14 High Block volume
VM.Standard1.4 4 28 High Block volume
[New] VM.Standard1.8 8 56 High Block volume
[New] VM.Standard1.16 16 112 High Block volume


BMCS offers the industry's first on-demand dedicated bare metal servers, delivering consistent performance for even the most demanding workloads. Our BMCS virtual machines complements bare metal compute instances by providing flexibility to select compute resources suited for your workload. The new 8-core and 16-core VMs complete the Standard VM machine offering with the same great per-OCPU pricing as existing 1, 2 and 4 cores VMs. The table above shows the complete offering of VMs and the respective configurations offered by Oracle BMCS.

Expanded OS

  • Oracle Linux 6 and 7
  • [New] CentOS 6 and 7
  • [New] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 (RHEL) via Bring Your Own Image (BYOI),
  • [New] Ubuntu 16.04
  • [New] Windows Server 2012 R2

The expanded OS support opens up the ecosystem of applications that can be supported on BMCS. You can now migrate your existing on-premises workloads running on CentOS and RHEL to BMCS. In addition to the great performance offered by BMCS, Oracle Premier support is included for all Oracle Linux, CentOS, and RHEL OS so you can run your enterprise workloads in the cloud with confidence.

Ubuntu from Canonical has also been added to the BMCS portfolio of supported OS. Ubuntu is one of the leading Linux distributions and a popular Linux distribution for container workloads. With Ubuntu OS support, you can now bring your Ubuntu workloads and run your latest container applications on BMCS.

Another major OS we have added to our portfolio is Microsoft Windows Server. With Microsoft Windows Server supported on BMCS, you have the flexibility of running the entire ecosystem of Microsoft Windows applications on BMCS. This includes Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Sharepoint and more. We provide payment options for Microsoft Windows Server based on your workload needs through very competitive per-OCPU pricing. You also have the ability to bring your own license to bare metal compute instances.

Finally, in addition to expanding the portfolio of supported operating systems on BMCS, we have enabled the bring your own image (BYOI) capability that allows you to bring a number of custom OS images to BMCS. Today, the BYOI capability supports bringing different versions of Windows Server OS (2012 and 2016), RHEL and RHEL derivative OS such as CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc. This is great functionality if you have a custom OS that you run on-premises and want to bring into BMCS.

Combining enterprise-grade infrastructure and support for an ever-expanding portfolio of VM shapes and OS images, BMCS is an ideal platform to migrate enterprise applications, build large scale enterprise applications or solutions on the cloud.

Please visit our Compute Service site for more information.

PehKeong The
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Team

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