The latest addition to the Oracle Distributed Cloud portfolio, Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer, was announced today. It is rack-scale cloud infrastructure that enables customers to consume Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) compute, network, and storage services anywhere. The Compute Cloud@Customer infrastructure runs the same Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) as in OCI.
Customers can experience the benefits of a public cloud while meeting data residency requirements by running their applications and middleware on Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer in their data center. When combined with Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, it provides the ideal platform for applications and middleware that are tightly integrated with Oracle Database. Additionally, with Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer, users can easily develop, deploy, secure, and manage workloads using the same software stack across the entire Oracle distributed cloud portfolio.
Another advantage of Oracle Compute Cloud@Customer is that users have the choice and flexibility to run Oracle Linux virtual machines for diverse workloads. Oracle Linux images are available as platform images on Compute Cloud@Customer and OCI, which allows customers to deploy Oracle Linux-based applications across Compute Cloud@Customer and OCI.
Getting Started with Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux also brings with it a set of curated cloud native technologies in Oracle Cloud Native Environment, allowing customers to develop and deploy portable, containerized, cloud native applications on Oracle Cloud@Customer. Oracle Ksplice zero-downtime patching, automation, cloud native computing tools, virtualization, management, high availability, and many more support entitlements are bundled with a single Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription, which is included with Compute Cloud@Customer without additional cost.
The same Oracle Linux that powers OCI and Oracle’s engineered systems like Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Exadata, has been completely free to use and easy to download—without having to sign any documents with Oracle. Installation media, updates and source code are all publicly available on the Oracle Linux yum server with no login or authentication requirements. The same version of software, including all errata, can be run across build, development, QA/test, and production systems, in the cloud or on-premises.
Oracle Linux has been the Linux standard at Oracle since 2006, providing the backbone for highly demanding workloads. Oracle Linux with UEK is the development platform for Compute Cloud@Customer, Exadata Cloud@Customer, and other engineered systems. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, in all OCI regions globally, runs on Oracle Linux. Oracle Linux is also tightly integrated with Oracle software development and testing for Oracle Database, middleware, and applications, hardening software releases throughout each product’s lifecycle.
Oracle Linux ISO installation images are available from the Oracle Linux yum server and Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and container images are available via Oracle Container Registry, GitHub Container Registry and Docker Hub. Individual RPM packages are available on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server.