This OCI cost estimator tool will help you quickly calculate your expected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure expenses.

## How to Use the OCI Cost Estimator

To use this comprehensive OCI Cost Estimator, simply fill in the following fields:

**Number of Instances:**Enter the total number of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) instances you need.**Number of OCPUs:**Enter the number of OCPU units for each instance.**Memory (GB):**Enter the amount of memory, in gigabytes, required for your OCI instances.**Storage (GB):**Enter the storage capacity, in gigabytes, needed for your instances.**Bandwidth (TB):**Enter the bandwidth usage in terabytes.

Once all fields are filled out, click the “Calculate” button to see the estimated cost.

## How It Calculates the Results

The calculator uses the following cost rates for estimation:

**Instance Cost Rate:**$0.10 per unit**OCPU Cost Rate:**$0.25 per unit**Memory Cost Rate:**$0.01 per GB**Storage Cost Rate:**$0.02 per GB**Bandwidth Cost Rate:**$0.05 per TB

For the calculation, the following formula is used:

`Result = (instances * 0.10) + (ocpu * 0.25) + (memory * 0.01) + (storage * 0.02) + (bandwidth * 0.05)`

## Limitations

The current version of this OCI Cost Estimator has the following limitations:

- It does not account for any discounts or promotions.
- It assumes constant usage throughout the billing period.
- Bandwidth charges are estimated; actual charges may vary based on usage patterns.
- This is a simplified model and may not cover all the costs associated with OCI services.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Use Case 1: Estimating Compute Costs

Calculate the costs associated with your compute resources by inputting the number of instances, their configurations, and the duration of usage. The estimator will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your compute expenses, helping you plan your budget effectively.

### Use Case 2: Analyzing Storage Costs

Determine the expenses related to storage services by entering the amount of data stored, the type of storage used, and any additional features required. The cost estimator will give you a clear overview of your storage costs, enabling you to optimize your storage solutions.

### Use Case 3: Forecasting Network Costs

Estimate the charges for your network usage based on the volume of data transferred and the network services utilized. By utilizing the cost estimator, you can gain insights into your network expenses and make informed decisions to enhance cost-efficiency.

### Use Case 4: Pricing Database Services

Calculate the costs associated with your database operations by specifying the type and size of the database, along with any additional features required. The estimator will provide you with a comprehensive cost analysis, enabling you to manage your database expenses effectively.

### Use Case 5: Budgeting for AI/ML Workloads

Estimate the expenses related to running AI/ML workloads by inputting the model complexity, training duration, and inference requirements. By using the cost estimator, you can budget accurately for your AI/ML projects and optimize resource allocation.

### Use Case 6: Assessing Backup and Recovery Costs

Determine the costs associated with backup and recovery services by specifying the data volume, retention period, and frequency of backups. The cost estimator will provide you with a detailed cost breakdown, helping you plan your backup strategy efficiently.

### Use Case 7: Calculating Load Balancer Expenses

Estimate the charges for using load balancing services by inputting the number of instances balanced and the traffic distribution requirements. By leveraging the cost estimator, you can evaluate the costs associated with load balancers and optimize your traffic management strategy.

### Use Case 8: Planning Containerization Costs

Determine the expenses related to containerization by specifying the number of containers, their resource requirements, and the orchestration services used. The cost estimator will provide you with a breakdown of your containerization costs, allowing you to streamline your container deployment strategy.

### Use Case 9: Budgeting for Monitoring and Alerts

Calculate the costs associated with monitoring and alerting services by inputting the number of resources monitored and the frequency of alerts. The estimator will give you a detailed overview of your monitoring expenses, enabling you to proactively manage your infrastructure.

### Use Case 10: Estimating Support and SLA Costs

Estimate the expenses related to support services and SLA commitments by specifying the level of support required and the response time expectations. By using the cost estimator, you can evaluate the costs associated with support agreements and ensure optimal service levels within your budget constraints.