Welcome to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a set of complementary cloud services that enable you to build and run a wide range of applications and services in a highly-available hosted environment. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers high-performance compute capabilities (as physical hardware instances) and storage capacity in a flexible overlay virtual network that is securely accessible from your on-premises network.

About the Services

Audit provides visibility into activities related to your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources and tenancy. Audit log events can be used for security audits, to track usage of and changes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources, and to help ensure compliance with standards or regulations.

Block Volume provides high-performance network storage capacity that supports a broad range of I/O intensive workloads. You can use block volumes to expand the storage capacity of your compute instances, to provide durable and persistent data storage that can be migrated across compute instances, and to host large databases.

Use Compute to provision and manage bare metal compute instances. You can launch an Oracle bare metal compute resource in minutes. Provision instances as needed to deploy and run your applications, just as you would in your on-premises data center. Managed Virtual Machine (VM) instances are also available for workloads that don't require dedicated physical servers or the high-performance of bare metal instances.

Database lets you easily build, scale, and secure Oracle databases with license-included pricing in your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud. You create databases on DB Systems, which are bare metal servers with local NVMe flash storage. You launch a DB System the same way you do a bare metal instance, you just add some additional configuration parameters. You can then use your existing tools, RMAN, and the database CLI to manage your databases in the cloud the same way you manage them on-premises. To get started with the Database, see Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems.

File Storage allows you to create a scalable, distributed, enterprise-grade network file system. File Storage supports NFSv3 with NLM for full POSIX semantics, snapshots capabilities, and data at-rest encryption.

You can control access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using the IAM. Create and manage compartments, users, groups, and the policies that define permissions on resources.

Load Balancing allows you to create a highly available load balancer within your virtual cloud network (VCN) so that you can distribute internet traffic to your compute instances within the VCN.

Use Networking to create and manage the network components for your cloud resources. You can configure your virtual cloud network (VCN) with access rules and gateways to support routing of public and private internet traffic.

Object Storage provides high throughput storage for unstructured data. Object storage enables near infinite storage capacity for large amounts of analytic data, or rich content like images and videos. Block volumes can be backed up to the highly durable Object Storage for added durability.

Accessing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You can create and manage resources in the following ways:

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console
    The Console is an intuitive, graphical interface that lets you create and manage your instances, cloud networks, and storage volumes, as well as your users and permissions. See Using the Console.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure APIs
    The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure APIs are typical REST APIs that use HTTPS requests and responses. See API Requests.
  • SDKs
    Several Software Development Kits are available for easy integration with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure APIs, including SDKs for Java, Ruby, and Python. For more information, see Developer Tools.

  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
    You can use a command line interface with some services. For more information, see Developer Tools.

How Do I Get Started?