I am going to try something a little different here and start with why for the rather than what, after watching this TED video from Simon Sinek. I made an investment in myself by attending this event on my own time to learn more about what Oracle Ravello has to offer. I believe in trying to better myself through further learning. From Oracles standpoint, I think it’s a quite simple why. Get a room full of 30 influencers, show them some cool stuff and watch the social media storm unfold.
But what if Oracle told you this? Hey, I can make your on-premises estates function quicker, more resilient, added security, cost less and ultimately easier to manage?
Are we at shut up and take my money yet? Probably not.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Ravello offer an environment, that delivers an on-premises experience running on public cloud style infrastructure, or that is the messaging at least.
Let’s take a look at some slides for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
So, how Oracle delivers on the promise as far as OCI is concerned. Continuous innovation, far reaches with technology, features enterprise want and familiar environment. We can see core IaaS features with further up the stack offerings for all kinds of Insert As A Service acronym here.
Now, let’s take a look at some slides for Oracle Ravello.
Easy lift and shift (or move and improve if you want to use Oracles term) of VMware workloads (no refactoring required) simply import existing VMDK files without worries for layer 2 network requirments, take advantage of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run the Ravello VM’s which allows for up to 14x performance boost. Allows you to build in application resilience and scaling and the infrastructure layer as well as the application layer. Ravello has availability zones built into there virtual machine runtime environments
What is it?
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – From their website.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premises infrastructure to deliver high-performance, high availability and cost-effective infrastructure services.
Ravello – From their website.
Seamlessly deploy your existing VMware or KVM based data center workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, AWS, or GCP as-is, without any modification to the VMs, network, or storage. Get data-center-like network services with enterprise-grade performance for production workloads, and on-demand and cost-effective scale for agile dev/test processes.
This post scratches the surface of what is available on both platforms. Oracles gameplay here is to target their existing customer base first, offer those enterprise-grade features they require and deliver those features well. They are not trying to be all things to all people, but rather focusing on feedback from customers and building technologies based on demand, which from my own experience, is a good approach.
I hope to follow-up with some further in-depth reviews of the platform in coming weeks.
It would be fair to disclose that Oracle paid for my flights and hotel to attend this event but I was not paid to write any blog posts (or indeed asked to, but hey the name of the vent is vExpert Ravello bloggers day, soooo, guess I should). All opinions are my own.