Category Archives: OCI

OCI Autoscale Super Script

By | May 18, 2020

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

Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification.

By | May 13, 2020

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 »

Category: OCI

Learn OCI Networking in 22 minutes!

By | May 12, 2020

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 »

Updated: How Elastic is the Oracle Cloud

By | May 12, 2020

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.

Category: OCI

OCI Rate Card Utility

By | May 12, 2020

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 »

OCI introduces new Cost Analysis tool

By | May 7, 2020

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 »

Category: OCI

OCI lands ZOOM as customer

By | April 28, 2020

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 »

Category: OCI

Analysis of connection performance between Azure and OCI clouds by Advatech

By | April 24, 2020

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 »

New powerful CPU shape – E3

By | April 24, 2020

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 »

Category: OCI

Updated Auto Scaling Script

By | April 14, 2020

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 »

OCI Monitor for Android

By | March 9, 2020

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 »

Updated OCI Manager iPhone App released

By | February 6, 2020

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

Undocumented: OCI Pricelist API

By | January 22, 2020

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 »

Autonomous Linux – Live webinars on November 19th

By | November 12, 2019

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 »

Category: OCI