All Oracle Cloud Infrastructure accounts (whether free or paid) have a set of resources that are free of charge for the life of the account. These resources display the Always Free label in the Console (for Ampere A1 Compute shapes, see Compute).
Using the Always Free resources, you can provision a virtual machine (VM) instance, an Oracle Autonomous Database , and the networking, load balancing, and storage resources needed to support the applications that you want to build. With these resources, you can do things like run small-scale applications or perform proof-of-concept testing.
The following sections summarize the Oracle Cloud Always Free -eligible resources that you can provision in your tenancy.
All tenancies get a set of Always Free resources in the Compute service for creating compute virtual machine (VM) instances: