Who does not like pretty charts 😉 Well the OCI Manager App for iphones now shows your last 14 days of consumption in a “pretty” chart. Ok, I am still a bit of an amateur developer, to the charts are not pretty yet, but it is a start. Took me some time to figure out… 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
Update: Free training materials are still available, but signing up for free certification has now been closed. You can access the following learning paths: Oracle Autonomous Database Specialist Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Operations Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Professional If… Read More »
Networking in the Cloud Youtube Series Want to learn more about networking in the Oracle Cloud? There are multi places you can go. You can read the official documentation or try some of the available hands-on labs, but I personally love just watching youtube videos on everything I want to learn. Eli Schilling, a product… 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.
OCI is seriously improving it’s capabilities to help customer understand their consumption with the new cost analysis tool and the new Cost reports. One thing that is still missing, is an easy way to see what your actual rate card it. Meaning what do you pay for each resource per hour and are you getting… Read More »
Understanding your consumption and cost in the cloud is important, nobody likes nasty expensive surprises at the end of the month. To help understand your consumption better, OCI has released a new Cost Analysis tools. In the new Cost Analysis tool you can filter on:– Tags– Service– SKUs– Units It is also possible to change… Read More »
To handle the surge in online video call volumes by Zoom’s customers, Zoom started the use of the Oracle Cloud (OCI). According to reuters: Zoom’s service ran on a mixture of its own data center gear and cloud computing services from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, but it began working with Oracle about six weeks… Read More »
Technology company Advatech from Poland has made the effort to test the Oracle OCI and Microsoft Azure interconnect and document their finding in both Polish and English language. The report described in detail their testing scenario and their findings. If you are interested in combining services from Oracle and Microsoft, I would highly recommend to… Read More »
There is a new processor available within OCI. It is the AMD Epyc 7742 processor running at 2.25Ghz. This CPU has 64 cores and Oracle is offering this as a new Flexible CPU shape on OCI. Meaning you do not have to chose between 2,4 8, 16… but can choose any number of cores between… Read More »
Oracle has started rolling out a new feature for Cost Reporting. For a while now daily Usage reports where available, but these reports only contained quantities of usage, like 8 hours of OCPU, but no actual $ cost. The new daily Costs reports show the actual consumption cost of all your services! If you are… Read More »
Support for Instance Principles Integration with the Notification Service I noticed more and more people are starting to use my AutoScaling script. One common question I get a lot is where to run the script. In theory you can run the script from anywhere you have access to OCI. Run in OCI without any credential… Read More »
Want to make sure your data is redundant in more than one region? This is now possible 🙂 You can create a Replication Policy on a bucket and have it automatically replicate object to an other bucket in the same or different region. And you can now setup (active) Data Guard across regions for your… Read More »
Want to connect you services in AWS and OCI? Both clouds offer LAN-to-LAN VPN services, but they are normally used to connect from the Cloud to On-Premise. In this article I will explain how you can connect the OCI and AWS VPN services directly with each other. Step 1 – Setting up non overlapping Private… Read More »
Since I released an iPhone App to manage OCI, I frequently received the question if such an app is available for Android. I am happy to report that Javier from Colombia has build an OCI Monitor for Android The OCI Monitor for Android allows you to see you Compute, Database and Autonomous Database instances from… Read More »
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 »
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 »