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Bare Metal Solution: new regions, new servers, and new certifications

January 28, 2021
Kyle Meggs

Senior Product Manager

Gurmeet Goindi

Director of Product Management, Databases

Not a lot of things are certain in 2021, but one thing you can count on is Google Cloud’s commitment to our customers and to being a leader in open cloud. Supporting multiple workloads and meeting customers where they are is part of that open cloud commitment—and so is Bare Metal Solution, our solution to run Oracle database workloads on Google Cloud. 

As we continue developing Bare Metal Solution to meet your needs and meet you where you are, we’re announcing three Bare Metal Solution enhancements: 

  1. Availability in Montreal, our 10th region;

  2. A new, smaller 8-core server; 

  3. Support for PCI DSS and HIPAA

In 2021, we’ll continue to build on the momentum of Google Cloud’s Bare Metal Solution, which enables businesses to run Oracle databases close to Google Cloud with extremely low latency. See how StubHub is using Bare Metal Solution to reduce their dependency on Oracle, lower overall costs, and improve performance.

New regions, to meet you where you are

Last year, we launched Bare Metal Solution in five regions and added four more throughout the year. With the launch of Bare Metal Solution in Montreal today, we’re kicking off this year by bringing Bare Metal Solution to Canada to provide our customers with local availability. We’ll launch Bare Metal Solution in a slew of other new regions in 2021 (and even some dual region availability). We recognize the need for local options for our customers, so please reach out to your sales rep if you’re interested in Bare Metal Solution, and we can work to get you on our roadmap. Below, in green, are our 10 GA regions:


A smaller server, to help you save on licensing and hardware costs

In order to help you right-size your workloads and reduce costs, we’ve added a new, smaller 8-core server to our lineup in all of our regions. This new 8-core server, which leverages our state-of-the-art compute, storage, and networking, means a migration to Bare Metal Solution can help shrink your hardware footprint and thus potentially reduce Oracle licensing costs, which are often dependent on core count. Here’s our full lineup of Bare Metal Servers, available in all of our regions:


PCI DSS and HIPAA, to support your enterprise workload

Last, but not least, Bare Metal Solution can now help support customer compliance with PCI DSS and HIPAA. Support for PCI DSS will allow our retail partners to bring their customers’ credit card data and run their workloads according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Support for HIPAA similarly means our healthcare partners can bring their customers’ healthcare data and run their workloads according to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As we expand to new regions and work to better enable specific industries, you can expect future announcements of both regional and industry-related certifications.

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