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A Beginner’s Guide to Oracle Cloud Storage

Oracle Cloud Storage

As more businesses move to the cloud, the demand for reliable and scalable cloud storage solutions grows. Oracle Cloud storage provides a flexible and secure way to store, manage, and retrieve data in the cloud.

In this article, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about Oracle Cloud storage, including what it’s called, how much storage it offers, its different storage options, and pricing.

What is Oracle Cloud storage called?

Oracle Cloud storage is called Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage. It provides a scalable, cost-effective, and highly available cloud storage solution that allows users to store and manage unstructured data, such as images, videos, and documents.

How much storage does Oracle Cloud have?

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage offers flexible storage options, ranging from 10 GB to multiple petabytes. This allows businesses to select the amount of storage that meets their specific needs and scale up or down as their data requirements change.

What are the different cloud storage options in Oracle?

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage provides three different storage classes:

  1. Standard Storage: This is the default storage class designed for general-purpose workloads. It offers high durability, availability, and performance and is ideal for frequently accessed data.
  2. Infrequent Access Storage: This storage class is ideal for data accessed less frequently. It offers lower storage costs than the standard storage class but higher retrieval costs.
  3. Archive Storage: This storage class is designed for long-term data retention and provides the lowest storage costs but the highest retrieval costs. It is suitable for rarely accessed data and has a retention period of at least 90 days.

Oracle Cloud storage also provides various storage management features, such as encryption, replication, and data lifecycle management, to ensure data is secure and easily accessible.

Oracle Cloud Storage Pricing

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage pricing is based on the amount of storage used, data transfer, and requests made to the storage service. The pricing varies depending on the storage class selected and the location of the storage data center. The following are the pricing details for the US regions:

  • Standard Storage: $0.024 per GB per month
  • Infrequent Access Storage: $0.012 per GB per month
  • Archive Storage: $0.001 per GB per month

In addition to storage costs, data transfer, and request pricing are as follows:

  • Data transfer within the same region: $0.01 per GB
  • Data transfer to a different region: $0.02 per GB
  • PUT, COPY, POST, LIST requests: $0.004 per 10,000 requests
  • GET and all other requests: $0.004 per 10,000 requests


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage provides a robust, scalable, and secure solution that allows businesses to store, manage, and retrieve data in the cloud. Its different storage classes, management features, and flexible pricing options make it an ideal choice for businesses of all sizes.

With its advanced security features, businesses can trust that their data is safe and accessible. If you’re considering Oracle Cloud storage, review the storage options, pricing, and features to find the best storage solution for your business needs.


  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson possesses 20 years of experience in Oracle license management. Having worked at Oracle for 9 years, he gained an additional 11 years of expertise in Oracle license consulting projects. Fredrik has provided assistance to over 150 organizations worldwide, ranging in size and tackling various Oracle licensing challenges, including Licensing Assessments, Oracle audits, Oracle ULAs, and more.