Fast-track your move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

August 2, 2022 | 3 minute read
Sheryl Sage
Sr, Principal Product Manager
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Oracle Cloud VMware Solution offers the fastest path to the cloud for VMware workloads without the cost, effort, or risk of rearchitecting applications or retooling operations across numerous use cases. Examples include rapid data center exit, legacy application lift and shift, capacity expansion, disaster recovery, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.

But migrating legacy applications and data services without disrupting operations requires a well-developed plan. You want to retire your aging hardware and increase business agility, without sacrificing security and control. Your cloud migration plan includes several months of requirements testing and proof-of-concepts before moving into production.

With these goals in mind, we’re happy to announce the support of a single-host software-defined data center (SDDC) starter configuration designed for non-production usage, such as migration pilots and proof-of-concept evaluations.

Single-host SDDC configuration

Available in 39 regions, 21 countries, and growing, the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution single-host SDDCs are available on all supported hardware shapes but are limited to the Hourly and Monthly billing options. For more information, see VMware Billing Options.

Ideal for test and development use cases, a single host SDDC can support your cloud migration strategy for the following use cases:

  • Accelerating your proof-of-concepts

  • Migration from on-premises using VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension for large-scale migration, VMware vMotion for live migration, and cold migration

  • Disaster recovery evaluation of cloud-based disaster recovery services, such as Site Recovery Manager and third-party solutions

  • Creating desktop pools with Horizon to evaluate creating full clones and instant clones before scaling your SDDC to a full production environment

  • High-bandwidth, low-latency access to native Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and data services

A single-host starter configuration is intended for test and development or proof-of-concept workloads. They’re not designed as a long-term solution. Don’t run production workloads on a single host SDDC. All production VMware workloads require three or more hosts in a high-availability configuration. The following inherent risks and limitations are built into a single-host SDDC configuration:

  • Features that require more than one host don’t work, including high availability for VMware clusters, distributed management, and distributed resource management for VMware clustering.

  • Oracle support is limited to commercially reasonable efforts. VMware support is available only for the first 60 days.

  • Single-host SDDCs aren’t backed up. If the single host fails, your data is lost.

Get started with a single-host SDDC today

To get started with a single-host configuration for test and development, log in to the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution console and select Create SDDC and Single Host. For more information, refer to the documentation.

Customers of all sizes have turned to Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to speed cloud migration, improve performance and lower costs. Learn how Prophecy International boosts performance by 1.5 times by moving from AWS to Oracle, how AYA Bank improves efficiency and cuts TCO by 55%, TIM Brasil transforms with multicloud, why Rumo runs its Brazilian railroad operations on OCI, and how Maxim’s optimizes their operations with Oracle Cloud VMware Solution and Exadata Cloud service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Sheryl Sage

Sr, Principal Product Manager


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