Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Launches in 2022 – 11 New Services

11 new computing, networking, and storage services and capabilities are being added to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). It allows customers to operate their workloads more quickly and securely at reduced prices.

A wide range of new products and services are available to help clients get the most out of their core infrastructure while reducing their overall expenses.

From microservices to artificial intelligence (AI), all the global organizations include Vodafone, GoTo, Samsung Securities, and Cox Automotive among others. 

There is an increasing need for secure distant technology and business models are changing. As a result, the global usage of the cloud is growing quickly. A number of cloud myths are still preventing companies from reaping the full benefits of cloud computing. For example, to realize the benefits of cloud computing, many people believe that consumers must rewrite their apps for the cloud and reap complicated pricing mechanisms.

Additionally, many businesses assume that they must make a succession of technological decisions as they grow. Today’s release by OCI provides consumers with even more simplicity and flexibility. So that scaling may be economical and quick without requiring lengthy re-writes.

Clay Magouyrk, executive VP of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stated that the “OCI continues to break the rules in the cloud.” Customers may create cloud native apps for open support, Kubernetes standards-based while high-performing customers on computing and AI can construct some of the fastest cloud computing clusters.’

OCI Unveils New Computing, Networking, and Storage Innovations

Customer deployment options include bare metal or virtual machines using OCI Compute. OCI bare metal instances provide utmost control and isolation, delivering exceptional performance for business applications. 

VMs with flexible memory, burstable sub-core CPU, and preemptible allow clients to maximize the total cost of ownership from their workloads by allowing them to adjust and take advantage of computing elasticity. Therefore, they consume only what they need.

Customers may get elasticity without having to re-write their applications to the flexibility to scale within a compute instance as well as scale-out by adding more compute instances. The following are some of the new offerings:

Container Instances: This allows users to use containers without maintaining a hosting VM directly or requiring Kubernetes orchestration. Secure OS image, networking, and storage are all taken care of by OCI.

Compute Instances – AMD E4.Dense: Low-latency NVMe SSDs may be added to AMD E4.Dense Compute Instances to support customer workloads. Included in this are database workloads (Ex – NoSQL databases & relational), virtualized direct-attached storage, data warehousing applications and caching. 

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution on AMD: New AMD-based 32, 64, and 128 core solutions are available to Oracle Cloud VMware clients. You may give them VM deployment density options per SDDC host. When compared to competing solutions, OCI provides 2.5 times as much memory and processing power per host.

Networking enables clients to safely connect to OCI’s VCN and dynamically establish isolated, secure environments for their workloads. It has been simplified to provide all important functionalities, such as application firewalls, load balancing, and network peering. In addition, clients benefit from customizable load balancing throughout the network stack. It allows them to optimize performance and costs. The outcome is a low-cost solution that can manage large-scale network traffic from all around the world. Among the many brand-new features and services are:

CDN Interconnect: Direct peering connections with selected third-party CDN providers are established to provide outbound free bandwidth for OCI Object Storage via the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Interconnect. OCI is drastically decreasing origin-to-CDN costs for clients, including for third-party CDNs which is a large chunk of overall CDN prices. Cloudflare CDN is presently supported by OCI throughout North America.

CDN Service: Digital material can be delivered to end-users via a CDN service from a nearby server in a geographically dispersed network. With the integration of OCI Object Storage and Compute with OCI CDN, customers benefit from reduced origin server-to-CDN egress charges.

Web Application Firewall: Customers may establish a single WAF policy to protect apps against common attacks (e.g., OWASP Top 10) and enforce the policy on a load balancer or at the edge of the network.

Web Application Acceleration: Caching and compression of web HTTP replies are supported by WAA in load balancers.

Network Visualiser: Customers may execute a configuration-based connection check and visualize the network paths together with information about the virtual network entities in the path using the Network Visualiser. Customers may use it to discover and repair common virtual network (CVN) setup errors.

vTAP: It enables out-of-band OCI Network packet capture and inspection for easier troubleshooting, data monitoring & security analysis. 

OCI Storage’s object, file, block, and archive storage provides clients with high-performance and low-cost cloud storage choices. One kind of block volume supports all workloads, from the cheapest to the fastest, without affecting existing ones and can be reconfigured on-the-fly. A customizable service that can support even business applications with the highest SLA at up to 95% lower costs than other cloud services is the consequence of this. Among the many brand-new features and services are:

Flexible Auto-tuning Performance-based Block Volumes: It allows users to modify the performance parameters of their block storage volumes in response to variable demand. When demand is high and storage prices are low, then this is a unique feature in the cloud market. It helps clients meet their needs automatically and reduces storage costs.

Intuitive Accessibility ZFS: OCI Block Volumes provide the raw storage for a ZFS file server packaged in a highly available, automated deployment stack.

These additional OCI services and capabilities are targeted for 2022.