Enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform are released on a continual basis. Starting this month, Oracle will release a monthly summary about new and enhanced Infrastructure as a Service functionality.
- 8 and 16 OCPU Virtual Machines: Two new Compute Service Virtual Machine (VM) instance types are now available using the Console or API (LaunchInstance). For more information, see Overview of the Compute Service.
- CentOS, Ubuntu OS Images: CentOS and Ubuntu OS Images are now available. For more information, see Oracle-Provided Images.
- RHEL via BYOI OS Image: RHEL 6 and 7 are now available via Bring Your Own Image (BYOI). The Oracle Linux Support Program delivers 24×7 support for Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Oracle Linux FAQ). For more information, visit Bringing Your Own RHEL or Derivative Image.
Object Storage Service
- Multipart Upload: Multipart upload enables uploading an object in parts, enhancing speed of upload and accommodating larger objects. For more information, see Managing Multipart Uploads.
- Audit Service: The Audit Service is now available. This new service automatically records calls to all supported BMCS public API endpoints as log events. For more information, see Overview of the Audit Service.
- Search Domain DHCP: A new Search Domain DHCP option is now available. For more information, see Managing DHCP Options and DNS in Your Virtual Cloud Network.
- Terraform Provider: The BMCS Terraform provider is now available. Terraform is an open source infrastructure automation and management software tool. Access the provider here.
- Developer Tools Enhancements: New versions of BMCS developer tools are now available, including Ruby, Python, and Java SDKs, HDFS Connector, and CLI. Updates include support for VCN Local DNS and fixes to known issues. For more information, see SDKs and Other Tools.
- Windows BYOL: It is now possible to Bring Your Own License (BYOL) for Windows Server. Please review licensing terms and conditions to better understand how to use Windows licensing. For more information, view the Compute Cloud FAQ.
- New Instance Shapes: New general purpose, high-memory, and high I/O shapes are now available in select regions. For more detail, see About Machine Images and Shapes.
- NVMe Storage: You can now use NVMe SSD disks as ephemeral data disks attached to your instances.
- SSD Block Storage: A storage pool has been added to allow the creation of SSD backed persistent block volumes. These high-performance volumes can be used for persistent block storage or for bootable volumes.
For more details on NVMe Storage and SSD Block Storage, see What’s New for Oracle Compute Cloud Service.
- New Web UI: A new web user interface is now available. This new interface can be used to perform basic operations against Storage Cloud resources. For more information, view Accessing Oracle Storage Cloud Service Using the Web Console.
- HSM Cloud Service Integration: The Storage Cloud Service is now integrated with the Oracle Hierarchical Cloud Service. For more information on HSM, view the HSM Overview.