VMware on Oracle Cloud – Coming soon to a region near you!

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 was marked by a lot of excitement, specially with regards to  new service and solution additions to the OCI portfolio. But there was one announcement that clearly stood out.

At OpenWorld 2019, Larry Ellison made the groundbreaking announcement of the beginning of a partnership between Oracle and VMware. The partnership includes:

  • The launch of the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution that will enable customers to run VMware environments natively on Oracle’s Gen-2 Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Expanded Technical Support for Oracle products running on VMware environments.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Overview

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution comprises the VMware SDDC Stack including vSphere, NSX-T & vSAN deployed on OCI Compute leveraging the OCI Virtual Cloud Network. Customers will be able to initiate the provisioning from the OCI Console and also right-size the environment, as and when required.

Minimum Starting Capacity

The solution will provide the customers with the following capacity:

Number of Hosts3 (BM.DenseIO2.52)
CPU Cores156
Memory2304 GB
Storage (NVMe)153 TB Raw Storage

Customer Benefits

  • Customers get full control over their environment, which given them the same management experience as on-prem.
  • Updates and Upgrades are performed according to the customer’s lifecycle & change management policies.
  • As this is a non-managed solution, customers can self-manage it or have a chosen partner perform the management of the environment for them.
  • The VMware environment provides customers with direct access to native OCI services, such as Autonomous Database, Exadata and many more.
  • The environment will be backed by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s comprehensive SLAs, covering Availability, Performance and Manageability.

Additional Information

You can read about it at the official announcement blog, to get more information on the partnership.

In addition, you can visit the official Oracle Cloud VMware Solution page for the additional information about the solution.

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