With the opening of all the new OCI Datacenter regions, I updated the OCI Manager App to support them. Also a new feature in the app is to see all the world-wide news about OCI from various blogs and the official Oracle channels. You can find the App here in the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oci-manager/id1439011461
After the opening of Osaka last week, the list of available regions for OCI just got extended by 3 new regions. Amsterdam, Melbourne and Jeddah. I am based in Zoetermeer (near The Hague) and have been using Frankfurt as my main region. I just spun up my first Amsterdam instances and noticed a Latency improvement… Read More »
I am working on a project that needs to know the prices of the OCI Services. After some digging (thank you Google), I stumbled on this webpage: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/ucpricing.html This page gives a great overview of all the services and the prices (list prices, without special discounts). I noticed the page loads the prices, so thru… Read More »
It is clear, the Oracle Cloud is attracting more and more users. With that the community of blogs, youtube channels and github repos is growing with OCI related content! I wanted to highlight 3 new blogs, if you are into OCI, for sure to check these out: Alex’s Seriously pretty looking Cloudness blog with great info OCI… Read More »
This week there is a great post on the oracle-base blog written by Tim on what kind of things you can do with the Oracle Cloud Free Tier. For each component he has written a detailed instruction on how to create en configure the resource. So if you want to start playing with the Oracle… Read More »
As Artificial Intelligence might sounds scary, here is your opportunity to learn more about it on November 19th. Wim Coekaerts will host 3 webcasts about the new Oracle Autonomous Linux. Autonomous Linux is an OS you can use for your projects in the Oracle Cloud. This OS will be maintained for you by Oracle from… Read More »
OCI has been offering bare metal servers from the start. Besides just running a single OS with maybe containers on it, you can also run your own virtualization stack on it. Just to be clean, this can be done without nested virtualization, but natively on the bare metal hardware. OCI support bringing your own hypervisor… Read More »
Rodrigo has been making scripts for OCI for a while now. Yesterday he again added some great work to his collection. A super script to retrieve all your consumption / billing data from OCI and save it to JSON files, so you can easily process it in excel or any kind of analytics software. His… Read More »
Yes, A new version of the OCI Manager app hit the App Store today! What’s new: Dark mode support Basic support for consumption data Support for announcements Some bug fixes and UI improvements As consumption information is not available via the normal OCI APIs, you need to specify you username/passwd and ACC ID and IDCS… Read More »
I work in a shared OCI environment, where everyone has their own compartments. While most of my colleagues nicely only create resources in their own compartments, this does sometimes go wrong. Then the quests starts, who created this? You can use the Audit logs to find the event that created the resource, but this can… Read More »
Exporting Windows Instances The release of new OCI features is not slowing down 🙂 And I am happy to report that you can now export Windows Instances as well. This was already possible for Linux bases instances. Having the ability to export Windows instances, allows you much easier to replicate those instances across regions. So… Read More »
Want to run some of your VMware services in the public cloud? Well you (soon) can do this on the Oracle Cloud, without having to get it as a managed service (and pay much more), like with the VMware+AWS arrangement. You get full control to build and manage your cloud VMware environment exactly as it… Read More »
Lots and lots of new at this year’s Oracle Openworld event. One major one is the Always Free Cloud Services. Always Free Cloud Services Oracle is introducing always free cloud services! Autonomous Database:– 2 always free Autonomous Database instances per OCI Tenancy– 20GB database storage per instance– 1OCPU per instance– APEX– REST interface (ORDS)– SQL… Read More »
The Oracle Cloud is Elastic! Not only with it’s Infrastructure services, but also with its PaaS Services like the Autonomous Database, Analytics, Visual Builder Service and more.
Get 60% cost reduction and Super Speeds when needed, all on-the-fly! Check out this example for running Oracle Analytics Cloud and the Autonomous Database.
YES! APEX is available on the Autonomous Database!!! In case you have been living under some rock; APEX is Oracle’s awesome Low Code development platform. You can extremely easily build simple web applications that look awesome, support all the latest HTML technologies without doing too much. If you want to build more complex things, no… Read More »
Reduce your OCI bill or get the correct performance when needed! The OCI Auto Scaling super script can automatically execute the right Scale Up/Down and Power On/Off actions based on a daily schedule.
The script supports: Compute VMs, Instance Pools, Database VMs, Database Baremetal and the Autonomous Database
This week you can find the updated version of my OCI iPhone Manager App in the app store. Besides supporting the newly opened regions for OCI and some bug fixes, it now also supports easily starting, stopping and resetting your DB VMs. (the DB node). When you stop a DB node, the actual billing stops… Read More »
As most people know, an Oracle Database license is not really cheap 😉 On-premise you have to buy licenses for each server, no matter how long that server is actually running. In the Oracle Cloud this is NOT the case! With the Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) you can have the Database license included in… Read More »
This year is my first time I submitted 2 sessions for the Oracle Openworld Call-for-papers and surprisingly enough, Oracle has accepted both of my sessions!!! So if you are attending Oracle Openworld in September and want to know more and see lot’s of cool examples of OCI automation, please join my sessions 🙂 These sessions… Read More »