After taking the month of July off (don't ask) we are going to restart our discussion in August with a focus on infrastructure. The best place to start this discussion is to look at what has changed in June and July. The best place to do this is the documentation what's new page
. If we look at this page we see that the following are new features
Over the next few weeks we will dive into some of these new changes and look at how to capitalize on these features. We will compare and contrast these features with features available from Amazon and Azure as usual. We will start with Orchestrations since this is probably the biggest impact item for provisioning services as well as scaling and controlling instances. The goal of August is to dive deeper into the infrastructure to look at not only how you can leverage this in the Oracle Cloud but utilize it with the Oracle Cloud Machine if you get one installed in your data center. All of the features and functionality detailed in the IaaS updates are made available a month or two after release in the public cloud in the Oracle Cloud Machine.