Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a cloud computing service offered by Oracle Corporation. It provides a range of services, including compute, storage, networking, database, and security. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is designed to offer high performance, high availability, and cost-effective computing for both traditional and cloud-native workloads.
The service is based on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform, which is a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. The platform is designed to provide users with a high-performance, scalable, and secure infrastructure on which to run their applications and workloads.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a pay-as-you-go service, with no upfront costs or long-term contracts. You pay only for the resources you use, and you can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for as long or as short a period of time as you need.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform is built on a number of key technologies, including Oracle Linux, KVM, ZFS, and Oracle Database. These technologies are integrated to provide a high-performance, scalable, and secure infrastructure.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a number of compute, storage, and networking services. These services can be used to build highly available and scalable applications.
Compute services include bare metal and virtual machine instances. Bare metal instances provide users with dedicated hardware, and are ideal for workloads that require high performance or are resource-intensive. Virtual machine instances are perfect for workloads that are not as resource-intensive and can be easily scaled up or down as needed.
Storage services include block storage, object storage, and file storage. Block storage is designed for applications that require high performance, such as databases. Object storage is perfect for storing large amounts of data, such as videos or images. File storage is ideal for storing files, such as documents or spreadsheets.
Networking services include load balancing, VPN, and DNS. Load balancing distributes traffic across multiple instances, and is useful for ensuring that applications are highly available. VPN allows you to securely connect to your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources from anywhere in the world. DNS provides a way to map human-readable names to IP addresses.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure also offers a number of other services, such as database, security, and management.
Database services include Oracle Database, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. Oracle Database is Oracle’s flagship database product, and is the world’s most popular database. MySQL is a popular open source database, and is used by many large websites. PostgreSQL is a powerful open source database with many advanced features.
Security services include identity and access management, and firewalls. Identity and access management allows you to control who has access to your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources, and what they can do with those resources. Firewalls protect your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources from unauthorized access.
Management services include automation, monitoring, and logging. Automation allows you to automate the provisioning and management of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources. Monitoring allows you to monitor the performance of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources. Logging provides a way to store and analyze the log files generated by your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources.
Pricing for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is based on the resources you use. There are no upfront costs or long-term contracts. You pay only for the resources you use, and you can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for as long or as short a period of time as you need.