Oracle Cloud Stack – quick provisioning of stack of co-configured PaaS services: one minute for JCS, DBaaS and Storage Cloud by Lucas Jellema


Some of my recent experiences with the Oracle Cloud left me less than wildly enthusiastic. Actions seemed to take long in a non-responsive, non-intuitive UI and I was required to go through too many configuration steps to get various cloud services to work together. Getting a free month trial seemed a lengthy process – if it went through at all. The other vendors seemed to be able to offer more/better/greener pastures.

Yesterday I had my faith restored at least to some extent. I had the following experiences with Oracle Cloud:

· I requested a Trial Environment through the website. Within 15 minutes after requesting the PaaS trial, I was sent an email that confirmed a month long access to 11 cloud services – including the latest ones (Container Cloud, MySQL Cloud, GoldenGate Cloud and the DbaaS for Release 12cR2)

· I provisioned a DBaaS instance – and could create one for Oracle Database 12cR2 (, the very latest release that I had not previously been able to make use of outside the Beta program.

· I ran into an issue – my misunderstanding as it turned out – with Storage Cloud and was helped almost instantly through an Live Oracle Cloud Chat conversation by an operator (Erik Castro) who did a great job; within 80 seconds after initiating the chat, the conversation started and within 2 minutes Erik had directed me to the solution. At a moment I was starting to get quite frustrated (from not understanding the documentation, as it turned out)

· I used Oracle Cloud Stack to provision a stack of DBaaS, JCS and Storage Cloud (including of course Compute Cloud). Previously, I would have had to first create a container on Storage Cloud, provision a database on DBaaS before I could even start provisioning the JCS instance. With Cloud Stack (as I will describe in this article) I had to provide one page worth of entries and Cloud Stack took care of provisioning the service instances – co-configured with each other and ready to use.

A quick overview of the motions I went through with Oracle Cloud Stack: Read the complete article here.

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