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  • March 17, 2020

Announcing Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Will Lyons
Senior Director, Product Management

We’re excited to announce flexible new options to run Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, allowing customers to move their on-premises Oracle WebLogic Server workloads to the cloud, or to build new Java EE applications.  New listings in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace enable you to quickly provision Oracle WebLogic Server configurations using Oracle’s Universal Credits model (UCM).   Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables you to:

  • Rapidly provision Oracle WebLogic Server configurations
  • Run Oracle WebLogic Server in Oracle Cloud, paying only for what you use
  • Easily develop, deploy and manage Java EE applications

The new listings in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace are as follows:

The above listings complement existing listings available on a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) basis:

Rapid provisioning

You can find the new listings in your Oracle Cloud account by going to Oracle Cloud Marketplace, and searching for “Oracle WebLogic Server”. Or you can filter the listings as indicated below.  The listings with “UCM” in the name are the new listings that are billable via Universal Credits:

After selecting one of these images, the Marketplace interface will guide you through a simple UI that will enable you to create an Oracle WebLogic Server domain configuration on Oracle Cloud. Here’s an example screen:

Within minutes you have a WebLogic Server configuration running on Oracle Cloud that you can use for developing, testing and running production applications.

Flexible Pricing

Configurations created from these new UCM listings on Oracle Cloud Marketplace will automatically be metered to measure your usage based on the number of OCPU hours (compute resources) you actually use when running the configuration. You can quickly create, start, stop, restart and destroy development and test environments as needed, or scale configurations up and down in response to production demands.  You will be billed only for the resources you consume, via a single, consolidated bill, with Pay As You Go or Universal Credits Monthly Flex pricing options.   Pricing details are provided here.  

Options to use Oracle WebLogic Server licenses via a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model are also available as an alternative to usage-based pricing.  You may use the BYOL listings to provision Oracle WebLogic Server configurations and run your applications based on Oracle WebLogic Server license and support entitlements, either existing entitlements, or new entitlements you acquire to run Oracle WebLogic Server in the cloud.    

Develop and Deploy Applications in the Cloud

These configurations run the same Oracle WebLogic Server software that you use on your on-premises systems. It supports the same Java Enterprise Edition (EE) APIs to build Web applications, REST services, JMS and transactional applications and other Enterprise Java applications. Oracle Application Development (ADF) applications are also supported.  You have your choice of Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6, 12.2.1.3, and 12.2.1.4 versions, and Java Required Files (JRF) and non-JRF domains.   You can use the same CI/CD practices, WLST scripts, REST management clients and Administration Console being used on-premises, for building, deploying, managing and monitoring WebLogic Server applications in Oracle Cloud, with full compatibility.   You can spread your deployments in clustered configurations for high availability and performance.   You now have a fully compatible development and deployment option in Oracle Cloud for existing and new Oracle WebLogic Server applications.

Getting Started

To get started you will need an Oracle Cloud account.  If you do not already have one, go here to create a new Free Tier account.  For more information on Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, visit our resources on oracle.com, and review our product documentation.   Then go to the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and test out a new way to run your Oracle WebLogic Server applications in Oracle Cloud.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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