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    Karthik Varma
    What are the most popular Oracle cloud infrastructure...Answered
    Topic posted June 17, 2019 by Karthik VarmaBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Block Storage, Cloud at Customer, Compute 
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    Title:
    What are the most popular Oracle cloud infrastructure services used by customers?
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    I guess compute will be the one mostly used. Apart from compute, what are the other cloud infrastructure services used by customers mostly?

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    Jon-Eric Eliker

    Certainly the core networking services are most highly used. While that might see obvious, consider that some may opt for OCI to support Database services (and the core networking services that it requires) even before using Compute extensively. Under this assumption, one could establish a Database Service instance attached via FastConnect (or IPSec) as a first step in OCI then pursue ad-hoc Compute systems as they build out capabilities.

    Depending on the complexity of the environment you may find that IAM services such as Compartments and Policies get a lot of use. I say this only because some new to OCI may have opted for very simple structures and limited admins so they are not fully exploring the power of IAM. Rest assured, that a sophisticated environment  can be reliably managed with a well-designed IAM implementation.

    Otherwise I'd put Core Networking/Load Balancing/Database Service/Compute high on the list of "most used." Then, in support of Database and Compute backups I think Object Storage deserves to go next followed by Block Storage (Compute volumes and DBS VM storage) then File Storage Service (for shared files). Beyond that we're seeing many more exploring Kubernetes (OKE) and the Registry (OCIR) as they consider alternatives to their monolithic, multi-server applications. For cloud-native deployments, Autonomous Database has been very popular. I expect this to grow as legacy applications gain support.

    I'm a big fan of the DNS Services but, because so many of our customers are engrained in existing DNS (often third-party hosted) that it's hard to move away immediately.  There are definitely some great features there including performance and, most recently, traffic shaping that make OCI DNS a great choice.

    The same is true about the Web Application Firewall (WAF) Service.  While many customers already have a similar feature now through deployed hardware/virtual appliances, WAF as a Service is a great option (and competitively priced) so that a number of our customers are starting to explore.

    Autoscaling is nice as well and will get even nicer once scaling up (more CPUs per system) is added along with the existing ability to scale out. Hopefully this is something that we'll see in the not-so-distant future!

    I'm looking forward to comment here from others as well. I'm interested in reading what others have found to be the most enticing or simply well-used features in OCI.

    Jon-Eric
    Mythics, Inc.

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    • Jon-Eric Eliker

      Certainly the core networking services are most highly used. While that might see obvious, consider that some may opt for OCI to support Database services (and the core networking services that it requires) even before using Compute extensively. Under this assumption, one could establish a Database Service instance attached via FastConnect (or IPSec) as a first step in OCI then pursue ad-hoc Compute systems as they build out capabilities.

      Depending on the complexity of the environment you may find that IAM services such as Compartments and Policies get a lot of use. I say this only because some new to OCI may have opted for very simple structures and limited admins so they are not fully exploring the power of IAM. Rest assured, that a sophisticated environment  can be reliably managed with a well-designed IAM implementation.

      Otherwise I'd put Core Networking/Load Balancing/Database Service/Compute high on the list of "most used." Then, in support of Database and Compute backups I think Object Storage deserves to go next followed by Block Storage (Compute volumes and DBS VM storage) then File Storage Service (for shared files). Beyond that we're seeing many more exploring Kubernetes (OKE) and the Registry (OCIR) as they consider alternatives to their monolithic, multi-server applications. For cloud-native deployments, Autonomous Database has been very popular. I expect this to grow as legacy applications gain support.

      I'm a big fan of the DNS Services but, because so many of our customers are engrained in existing DNS (often third-party hosted) that it's hard to move away immediately.  There are definitely some great features there including performance and, most recently, traffic shaping that make OCI DNS a great choice.

      The same is true about the Web Application Firewall (WAF) Service.  While many customers already have a similar feature now through deployed hardware/virtual appliances, WAF as a Service is a great option (and competitively priced) so that a number of our customers are starting to explore.

      Autoscaling is nice as well and will get even nicer once scaling up (more CPUs per system) is added along with the existing ability to scale out. Hopefully this is something that we'll see in the not-so-distant future!

      I'm looking forward to comment here from others as well. I'm interested in reading what others have found to be the most enticing or simply well-used features in OCI.

      Jon-Eric
      Mythics, Inc.