Cloud EssentialsOracle CloudInfrastructure
Oracle Cloud InfrastructureGiven the choice, virtually all businesseswould prefer IT solutions that support innovationand minimize costs. Pursuit of this ideal isincreasingly driving organizations to the cloud.According to 451 Research, there is now astrong public-cloud option for almost everykind of application and workload, and an entiregeneration of IT talent has grown up with theinfrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model.1Whereas the overall trend is clear, enterpriseapplications and legacy infrastructure oftenremain in on-premise data centers, partlybecause IT leaders are skeptical about apublic-cloud provider’s ability to meetenterprise requirements.Their skepticism is warranted: most public cloudslack the capabilities necessary to host high-end,mission-critical applications. First-generationcloud vendors offer commodity, multitenantcloud infrastructure that can’t easily supporthigh-end-computing demands—often failing toprovide the consistency, low latency, and highperformance required by enterprise applications.Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, on the otherhand, delivers an enterprise-grade public cloud.Oracle architected it specifically to run enterpriseapplications and databases. It also includes toolsand utilities for constructing new cloud nativeand mobile apps, all on a unified platform andnetworking fabric. Oracle Cloud Infrastructuredelivers the performance, versatility, andgovernance required by enterprise IT whileoffering a level of performance often exceedingwhat is commonly found in on-premise,high-performance computing environments.Oracle also offers tools to migrate existingapplications to the cloud without forcing youto rearchitect those applications—along withfocused cloud support for Oracle applicationssuch as Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards,PeopleSoft, Siebel, and more.Read on to learn more about this uniqueenterprise cloud service offering from Oracle.451 Research, “Moving Critical Applications to the Cloud: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges,” study sponsored by Oracle, February pps-to-cloud-4441209.pdf.1
Welcome to the Next GenerationOracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticityand utility of the public cloud with the control,security, performance, and predictability of onpremise computing environments. Oracle CloudInfrastructure customers receive consistent,dependable service levels for all types of applicationsand computing environments, including complex,technical computing workloads such as simulatingcrash tests, modeling insurance risks, and testingnew manufacturing materials.First-generation public-cloud offerings were notarchitected to accommodate these traditionalapplication architectures. Enterprise andperformance-intensive workloads don’t run wellin these hypervisor-based environments, wheremultiple tenants virtually share the same physicalinfrastructure and contend for limited resources.Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, by contrast, moves thevirtualization layer into the physical network—aconcept referred to as off-box virtualization.Customers enjoy their own network, called a virtualcloud network, isolated from every other customer’snetwork. These virtual cloud networks can includesingle-tenant, high-performance, bare metalservers that contain no provider software, enablingorganizations to customize their computing andenvironments and run applications in the samemanner as they do on premise.Increase agility and maximize investmentswith Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.Increase the pace of innovation. L aunch and scale new apps quicklywith on-demand infrastructure F ocus on competitive differentiation,not on routine IT tasksWorkload agility for apps in Oracle Cloud.DevTest in the cloud.Production in the cloud. Test customizations and newapp versions Validate patchesUtilize bare metal forconsistency and industryleading price/performance Test cloud native technologiesand frameworks like containersand Continuous integrationand deployment Use multiple availabilitydomains, load balancing,and RAC for high availability P ut IT infrastructure in the handsof those who need it quicklyMaximize IT spending.Backup and DR in the cloud.Extend the data center to the cloud. R educe your reliance ondata center infrastructure Take advantage of built-in storageresiliency, availability and security Use automation/virtual appliancesto back up and restore key files andarchive infrequently accessed filesConnect an on-premise datacenter to the cloud using VPNor FastConnect Reduce the risk of technologyobsolescence by accessing thelatest infrastructure Minimize costs by paying onlyfor what you consume Maximize value by matchingcapacity with demand
Rapid ExpansionAround the WorldOracle’s next-generation cloud continuesto expand rapidly around the world. Oracleoffers more choices by delivering truemulticloud innovation for the enterprise.Our recent partnerships with MicrosoftAzure and VMware are enabling you toleverage their existing investments andconnecting best-in-class cloud services.Oracle continues to expand its regionalpresence with the aim to have 36 regionsavailable by the end of 2021. Ultimately,this provides better availability and disasterrecovery for those customers who want tostore their data in-country or in-region.
Get Enterprise Apps into the Cloud QuicklyOracle has specialized, field-tested tools andprograms to help customers move enterpriseapplications such as Oracle E-Business Suite,JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel to OracleCloud Infrastructure. A suite of migration,provisioning, and management tools for theseapplications and their associated databasesmeans minimal architecture changes, helpingyou get online rapidly. Oracle’s purpose-builtmigration tools simplify the transition and caneven capture application customizations.Get more from your Oracle apps bymoving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.MoveExpert migrationassistanceAutomatedmigration toolsMaintain yourarchitectureUse automated tools and/orexperts to expedite themigration processMigrate workloads withminimum retoolingLowest-cost, fastest wayto move to the cloudMove and improve application workloads.Only Oracle offers: An easy, cost-effective way to movemission-critical Oracle Applicationsto the cloud C apabilities to improve applicationperformance, resiliency, and agilityin a purpose-built enterprise cloud A range of deployment and licensingoptions to meet any business needImproveEnterprise cloudinfrastructureSuperior performance,availability domains, support,high availability, anddisaster recoveryEnterprise-gradedatabase andplatform servicesFastest, most resilientand full-featuredOracle DatabaseRapid provisioningand scalable capacityQuickly create multipleenvironments as needed, andprogrammatically increase/reduce capacity
Case in Point: Migrating ERPFunctionality to the CloudOrganizationSolutionThe University of Santiago, one of the oldest universities inChile, worked with Astute, an Oracle partner, to implement aPeopleSoft Campus Solution on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.Astute and Oracle provided a full-featured PeopleSoftCampus Solution in Oracle Cloud as a managed service.The primary installation took only two weeks and cost a fewthousand US dollars. Today, the university uses the built-inPeopleSoft Cloud Manager feature instead of its previousmanual tools and processes, and it takes advantage ofindependent availability domains to improve stability,reliability, and security.ProblemThe university’s PeopleSoft solution is a critical part of itsIT infrastructure. However, as time passed, the enterprisesoftware application required significant effort to maintain,secure, and update. The deployment lacked modernfeatures and capabilities, and the application couldn’t easilyintegrate with other information systems. The universitystruggled to keep the software current and maintain highlevels of availability.“ This has been a great initialexperience with public-cloud IaaS,and we’re already exploring movingadditional applications to OracleCloud Infrastructure.”Francisco Acuña Castillo,Project Manager, University of SantiagoSuccessThe cloud-based PeopleSoft solution cost 35 percent lessthan other options. Astute demonstrated the solution indays, tested it in weeks, and deployed it fully in less thansix months. Based on this quick success, the university ismoving its DevTest activities and other key applications toOracle Cloud Infrastructure.“ This is the University of Santiago’sfirst major foray into the cloud, andthey were amazed at how fast wewere able to build, demonstrate,and deploy a solution withOracle Cloud Infrastructure. Weconsistently recommend OracleCloud Infrastructure because it’sbuilt for just this sort of enterpriseproduction application.”Sudhir Mehandru,Cofounder and COO, Astute
Get Exceptional Performance and GranularControl with Oracle Cloud InfrastructureEnterprise applications, high-performancecomputing, transactional database applications,real-time analytics—all these workloads requirepeak levels of performance and predictabilitythat are often lacking in first-generation cloudenvironments. Oracle’s next-generation cloudinfrastructure offers powerful CPU options, massivememory capabilities, and dense storage capacity.It can deliver millions of transactions per secondwithin a single compute instance at a superiorprice per transaction.Oracle’s high-bandwidth low-latencycloud network connects these servers to file,block, and object storage resources. Highlyavailable database options include two-nodeOracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and OracleExadata Database Machine, as well as OracleAutonomous Data Warehouse Cloud—allrunning on the same infrastructure as baremetal and virtual machine instances.Customers seeking the highest levels ofperformance for challenging workloads—suchas processing jobs that require a tightly coupledinfrastructure—can provision bare metal serversin conjunction with semi persistent, nonvolatilememory express (NVMe) drives that have 51.2TBof capacity and are capable of 5 million I/Ooperations per second.Graphics-intensive workloads such as engineeringsimulations and 3D rendering jobs can be directedto graphical processing units (GPUs) based on theNVIDIA Tesla P100 and V100 processors.According to customer reports, the above scenariosoften deliver equal or better performance thandedicated on-premise database environments.
Gain maximum control.Integrated governance and control.Oracle Cloud enables you to run traditionalenterprise apps along with cloud native apps,all on the same platform, reducing operationaloverhead and enabling direct connectivitybetween both types of workloads. You can startsmall with a single virtual server and graduallyexpand to include an Oracle Exadata system, anOracle RAC cluster, and bare metal servers thatcan accommodate the exact operating systems,middleware, databases, and applications that youneed to install. In fact, you can run it all on thesame networking fabric—a fully programmableand customizable virtual cloud network (VCN).Users access Oracle Cloud Infrastructureresources via Oracle Identity and AccessManagement technology, which supportsrole-based access controls and granular allocationand auditing capabilities. Cloud administrators canset access policies and grant permissions to cloudresources, setting up specific compartments ona per-project, per-person, or per-group basis.All usage is rolled up under a single accountstructure, simplifying billing and administration.At a macro level, Oracle protects Oracle CloudInfrastructure with a highly trained, 24/7 networkoperations center staff. Single-tenant bare metalservers are isolated from all other tenants, andno vendor software of any kind is run on thesemachines, giving customers complete controlover the environment. Oracle Cloud is builtaround multiple layers of security and multiplelevels of defense throughout the technology stack,from the application layer to the silicon layer.
Case in Point: High-Performance Workloads on Oracle Cloud �a UK-based company fromBristol—provides its customers withcloud solutions for computational fluiddynamics (CFD).CFD and computational aerodynamicsconsume huge amounts of computingresources, including dedicated technicalcomputing clusters with thousands ofcompute nodes and large core counts.As a result, maintaining these highlycomplex infrastructures requiresspecialized knowledge and expertise.By integrating its own Elastic PrivateInteractive Cloud (EPIC) with Oracle CloudInfrastructure, Zenotech is able to provideits customers with a scalable, flexiblecloud environment to run CFD projects.Now, thanks to cloud compute clustersthat include up to 30 Oracle bare metalservers—each with 52 cores, 768GB ofRAM, and either local SSD storage orblock volumes—customers can scale theirclusters down to minimize costs associatedwith inactive resources. It’s an easier,cost-efficient way for any company torun technical computing simulationsand performance-intensive workloads.These performance-intensivesimulations are essential across anumber of industries—from aerospaceand automotive, to civil engineering andmany scientific fields—to help reduce costsassociated with performing physical tests.As you can imagine, Zenotech dependson technical computing and specialcharacteristics that a shared infrastructuresimply cannot deliver.“ Oracle has established performance-enhancing capabilities at the networklevel. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure keeps our application performancesteady, even when we scale out among availability domains, which is veryimportant when we need to estimate job run time.”Mike Turner, Product Lead, Zenotech
Service-Level GuaranteesOracle is the only major cloud provider to backits cloud offering with service-level agreements(SLAs) for performance, availability, andmanageability. Oracle guarantees that its cloudresources are available for mission-criticalenterprise applications as well as for processorintensive workloads such as engineeringsimulations, financial modeling, AI, andmachine learning (ML). A vailability SLAs. Your cloud workloadswill experience outstanding uptimethanks to Oracle’s high-availabilitycompute, block volume, object storage,and FastConnect services Manageability SLAs. Oracle is the firstcloud vendor to provide manageabilitySLAs, ensuring you can manage, monitor,and modify your resources as you see fit P erformance SLAs. It’s not enough foryour applications to be merely accessible.They should perform consistently—and Oracle is the first cloud vendorto guarantee performance levelsSLAs are an integral part of production workloads,and a strong assurance for customers wanting toshift enterprise workloads to the cloud. Al Gillen,GVP of software development and open sourceat IDC, summed it up succinctly: “Customersexpect service-level commitments for uptime tomean that their applications are not only available,but manageable and performing as expected,regardless of where that application may belocated. Unfortunately, many cloud SLAs don’tmake that broad commitment. Oracle’s revisedSLAs provide customers the guarantees theyneed to run mission-critical enterprise applicationsin cloud environments with confidence.”
Focus on Your Business,Not on the IT UnderpinningsOracle has everything you need tomigrate and run Oracle applications quicklyand easily, as well as to move traditional datacenter applications to the cloud—with noarchitecture changes. You can build newcloud native applications on the same flexiblecloud infrastructure, and leverage the coretenets of versatility, performance, governance,and predictable pricing to address all yourenterprise requirements.ACS provides complete lifecycle managementof Oracle Applications Unlimited on OracleTechnology Cloud with industry-leadingSLAs, disaster recovery, and critical businesstransaction monitoring enabled by a cloudautomation platform on top of Oracle CloudInfrastructure. These application lifecycleservices include Planning, Transition andValidation, Application Design, Developmentand Test, and ongoing organizational support.ComputeNetworkingOracle Advanced Customer Services (ACS).Bare metalserversBare metalservers GPUsVirtualmachinesVirtualmachines GPUsContainersVirtual cloudnetworksLoadbalancersDNSFastConnectVPNLocal NVMeBlockObject/ArchiveFileBackupand transferStorageCloud computing is creating entirelynew business categories and disruptingexisting ones—and it’s happening fast.Oracle built Oracle Cloud Infrastructure fromthe ground up to meet the requirementsof large enterprises that want to reducethe cost of updating, maintaining, and operatingcorporate data centers. Moving your missioncritical workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructureenables you to focus on your core businessinstead of infrastructure forecasting,acquisition, hosting, and maintenance.Oracle Cloud InfrastructureTest-drive Oracle CloudInfrastructure now atoracle.com/cloud/free/.Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s powerful compute, storage,and network resources support applications requiring millionsof I/O operations per second, millisecond latency, and manygigabytes per second of guaranteed bandwidth.
Within a single offering, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the benefitsof public cloud (self-service, on-demand availability, and scalability) with theadvantages usually associated with on-premises environments (predictability,performance, and control).Oracle Cloud Infrastructure takes advantage of high-scale, high-bandwidthnetworks that connect cloud servers to high-performance local, file, block,and object storage. This delivers a cloud platform that yields the highestperformance for traditional and distributed applications, as well as highlyavailable databases. In short, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is architected tosupport the applications enterprises have been running for years, as wellas those they are creating for the future.Cloud EssentialsLearn more about Oracle CloudInfrastructure, and find out what sets Oracleapart from other cloud providers. Try OracleCloud today: Go to oracle.com/cloud/free/It also offers the ability to run everything—from small virtual machines (VMs) tolarge bare metal clusters and highly available databases—on the same isolatednetworks. These are accessible through the same APIs and console—allowingapps to have direct, low latency access to high-performance databases runningon physical or virtual servers in the same infrastructure.Copyright 2020, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle and Java are registeredtrademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.VDL51082 191122
cloud solutions for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). These performance-intensive simulations are essential across a number of industries—from aerospace and automotive, to civil engineering and many scientific fields—to help reduce costs associated with performing physical tests. As you can imagine, Zenotech depends