Oracle has launched its first ARM-based cloud instances on their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) platform. This would give users greater options and flexibility. According to Oracle, the new OCI Ampere A1 Compute service is designed to handle both general-purpose and cloud-native workloads that require high performance.
Oracle provides tools, solutions, and support to assist clients making use of Arm technology to drive Arm-based application development. Customers may now execute cloud-native and general-purpose workloads on Arm-based instances, which according to Oracle would result in considerable cost-performance advantages.
In addition to the launch of its new ARM-based cloud solution, Oracle is investing heavily in the ARM ecosystem as a whole. For example, the company is offering a development environment for creating ARM-based applications.
Oracle has announced the availability of its new ARM devices in a number of configurations. As a result, they can handle almost any workload, stated Oracle. ARM-based virtual computers that may be modified for various tasks are among the offerings. Additionally, more powerful bare metal server solutions will be available as well.
“We see increasing demand for server-side Arm computing and adding Arm-based compute instances to our extensive portfolio of offerings enables customers to pick and choose the right processors for their workloads,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Now customers who need an Arm platform for development can get the flexibility, scalability, and price-performance they need. We’re also making it really easy for developers to move their apps and develop new ones on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.”
The ARM Ecosystem
Oracle seems to appreciate the OCI Ampere A1 Compute offering’s performance and cost. Th company may provide more ARM alternatives to its cloud in the future. Oracle has declared that it intends to play a big role in the ARM ecosystem going forward. Oracle is pushing developers to build more apps on the ARM architecture, in addition to its new OCI Ampere A1 Compute offering. For example, the company is giving developers free credits to test its ARM platform, and it is releasing a new set of development tools for ARM-based A1 products.
“The infrastructure industry has been bound to a one-size-fits-all approach to computing, but the next era of compute relies on secure and powerful purpose-built processing,” said Chris Bergey, SVP and GM, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “By bringing to market Arm-based OCI Ampere A1 Compute instances, Oracle is giving customers and developers a choice that is flexible and able to deliver a new level of price-performance to further enable innovation in the cloud.”