As announced, the offering is design to fuel Arm-based application development and it’s available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) at a one cent per core hour price benefit. In addition, Oracle claims that customers can now deploy Arm-optimized applications on containers, bare metal servers, and virtual machines in the Oracle public cloud, or Dedicated Region Cloud.
“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.”
According to Oracle, the new Arm instances will be offer via its Cloud Free Tier that is to be expanded with a newly launched program called Arm Accelerator. In addition, with the new Arm Accelerator, open source developers, ISV partners and customers can apply to receive Oracle Cloud credits for a 12-month period as well as universities with Arm-based development projects that need more resources beyond what the Oracle Cloud Free Tier provides.
“Ampere instances on OCI is a breakthrough for developers. Oracle’s Free Tier is a great offering that allows them to test the OCI Ampere A1 compute platform and experience the first-cloud native processor that delivers predictable performance, scalability and power needed. The Oracle Cloud has all the tools developers need to try new technology, get excited about new platforms and develop new applications,” said Renee James, founder, chairman and CEO, Ampere Computing.
Furthermore, Oracle claims to have also created Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image to help customers install, configure, and launch a development environment that includes all of the OCI client tools.