Customizing Oracle@Cloud Customer
Oracle Cloud@Customer offers a unique blend of cloud capabilities within your data center. Recognizing the diverse needs of businesses, Oracle provides a range of customization options, from hardware sizing to storage solutions.
This article delves into how to tailor Oracle Cloud@Customer to your specific requirements.
This article only covers Gen2 configurations.
Customizing Oracle Cloud@Customer – Hardware Sizing Options
Oracle Cloud@Customer provides a range of hardware configurations to cater to different business scales and workloads:
- Base System: Previously known as an Eighth Rack, the Base System is an entry-level configuration. It contains two compute nodes and three Exadata Storage Servers. This system offers less storage capacity and compute nodes with reduced memory and processing power compared to other configurations.
- Quarter Rack: This configuration also contains two compute nodes and three Exadata Storage Servers but with enhanced capabilities compared to the Base System.
- Half Rack: Designed for more extensive operations, it contains four compute nodes and six Exadata Storage Servers.
- Full Rack: The most robust configuration, the Full Rack, contains eight compute nodes and 12 Exadata Storage Servers.
Each starter configuration has a fixed memory, storage, and network resource set. However, businesses can choose the number of enabled compute node CPU cores up to a maximum for each configuration.
This flexibility allows you to scale the configuration to meet workload demands and only pay for the resources you utilize. It is an essential part of your deployment strategies.
Oracle Cloud at Customer – Custom Storage Solutions
Oracle Cloud@Customer is provisioned with storage provided by Exadata Storage Servers. The storage allocation is managed by Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM):
- Exadata Storage Servers: These servers provide the storage for the Oracle Cloud@Customer solution. Users benefit from Exadata’s intelligent performance and scalability features without requiring direct administrative access.
- ASM Disk Groups: While users have administrative access to the ASM disk groups, no direct administrative access is provided or needed for the Exadata Storage Servers.
Oracle Cloud at Customer – Network Customizations:
- Virtual Cloud Network (VCN): Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s VCN provides a customizable and private cloud network for your resources, similar to a traditional data center network. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selecting your own IP address range, creating subnets, and configuring route tables and network gateways.
- FastConnect: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect provides a dedicated, private connection between your data center and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This ensures a faster and more reliable connection compared to internet-based connections.
- Load Balancers: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers Load Balancing to distribute incoming traffic to multiple targets, such as virtual machines, in a VCN, ensuring that your application remains available.
- VPN Connect: VPN Connect (an IPSec VPN) provides a secure and encrypted connection from your on-premises network to your VCN.
- Security Lists: These are virtual firewalls for your compute instances, allowing you to specify ingress and egress rules based on source and destination IP protocol, port, and source/destination port.
- Network Security Groups (NSGs): NSGs act as virtual firewalls for your VCN, allowing you to apply security rules to a select group of resources, providing more granular access control.
- Service Gateway: It provides a path for private network traffic between your VCN and services in Oracle’s public cloud.
- NAT Gateway: Allows resources in a VCN to initiate outbound connections to the internet and receive the response but prevents unsolicited inbound links from the internet.
- Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG): Provides a path for private network traffic between your VCN and your on-premises network.
- Local Peering Gateway (LPG): Allows connecting one VCN with another VCN in the same region.
- Remote Peering Connection (RPC): Connects one VCN with another VCN in a different region.
Integration and Managed Services
Oracle Cloud@Customer offers seamless integration with third-party platforms and provides managed services for enhanced support:
- Integration with Third-party Tools: The solution is compatible with various third-party platforms, including data analytics tools, AI platforms, and CRM systems.
- Managed Services: Oracle offers 24/7 monitoring, regular backups, patch management, and more to ensure optimal performance and security.
How secure is the data storage in Oracle Cloud@Customer?
Oracle Cloud@Customer employs state-of-the-art encryption protocols and security measures to ensure the utmost protection of your data.
Can I integrate Oracle Cloud@Customer with non-Oracle third-party tools?
Absolutely! Oracle Cloud@Customer is designed for easy integration with various third-party platforms.
What kind of support can I expect with Oracle Cloud@Customer?
Oracle provides 24/7 monitoring, regular backups, patch management, and more to ensure your system runs smoothly and securely.
In conclusion, Oracle Cloud@Customer stands out as a highly customizable solution tailored to meet the diverse needs of modern businesses.
Whether considering hardware configurations, storage solutions, or network settings, Oracle Cloud@Customer offers many options to ensure optimal performance and security.