Oracle Unveils Cloud and Consolidation Capabilities for Oracle SPARC SuperCluster

Tue Dec 4, 2012 11:00am EST

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Dec 04 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Oracle today announced new software enhancements to the Oracle SPARC
    SuperCluster engineered system which enable customers to consolidate
    any combination of mission-critical enterprise databases, middleware
    and applications on a single system and rapidly deploy secure,
    self-service cloud services.
--  SPARC SuperCluster can deliver 10x application consolidation ratios
    using the new layered, zero-overhead virtualization combined with the
    database offload functions of Oracle Exadata Storage Servers and
    extremely efficient networking.
--  SPARC SuperCluster customers can now:
    --  Deploy mission-critical, multi-tenant applications faster, without
        virtualization overhead, using Oracle Solaris Zone workload
        isolation capabilities.
    --  Virtualize Oracle Databases running on Oracle Exadata X3 Storage
        Servers within Oracle Solaris Zones to enable secure, isolated
        database services in a cloud.
    --  Deploy multiple Oracle Database and enterprise application domains
        on each SPARC SuperCluster compute node to maximize consolidation
        and cloud deployment flexibility.
    --  Reallocate CPU and memory resources across existing SPARC
        SuperCluster domains and zones to meet changing workload


Deploy Secure, Self-Service Cloud Services Faster with SPARC

--  SPARC SuperCluster with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c enables up to
    10x faster provisioning of multi-tenant application cloud services
    versus manual provisioning and using multiple tools, and up to 32x
    faster deployment of an Oracle Database instance versus manual
--  SPARC SuperCluster also provides a complete cloud lifecycle management
    solution through Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.


Engineered for Extreme Efficiency, Cost Savings and Performance

--  Compared to customer integrated systems, the SPARC SuperCluster
    --  5x faster time-to-value, cutting time from installation to
        production from months with customer integrated systems to weeks
        with the SPARC SuperCluster system.
    --  10x better performance for data warehousing through integrating
        the latest Oracle Exadata X3 Storage Servers built in to every
        SPARC SuperCluster.
    --  Virtualized applications that run as quickly and efficiently as
        bare metal deployments, using the SPARC T4 processor's built-in
--  Customers save operational costs by consolidating Oracle Solaris 10
    and earlier environments onto the high performance, extremely
    efficient SPARC SuperCluster without modifying day to day operations
    of those environments.
--  SPARC SuperCluster customers also have access to Oracle Premier
    Support, including Oracle Platinum Services, which provides engineered
    systems customers running a supported configuration with 24/7 Oracle
    remote fault monitoring, industry-leading response and restore times,
    and quarterly patch updates deployed directly to their systems,
    enabling high availability in mission critical IT environments.


Supporting Quote

--  "Only Oracle SPARC SuperCluster combines layered, zero-overhead
    virtualization for efficient consolidation with a self-service cloud
    platform for database, middleware and applications," said Ganesh
    Ramamurthy, vice president of engineering, Oracle. "SPARC SuperCluster
    customers are already reporting 10x or higher consolidation ratios and
    dramatic reductions in the time and effort required to deploy new
    applications. The SPARC SuperCluster's new ability to quickly and
    securely deploy new cloud services provides our customers a safe,
    cost-effective transition to a cloud based infrastructure."


Supporting Resources

--  SPARC SuperCluster
--  Podcast: The Business Value of Oracle SPARC SuperCluster
--  Enterprise Database Cloud with SPARC SuperCluster
--  White Paper: Deploying an Enterprise Database Cloud Using Oracle SPARC
--  Flash Demo: SPARC SuperCluster
--  Oracle Solaris on OTN
--  Connect with Oracle Solaris via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
--  Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter


About Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 
 Oracle SPARC SuperCluster
T4-4 is the world's most efficient multi-purpose engineered system,
delivering extreme efficiency, cost savings, and performance for
consolidating mission critical applications and rapidly deploying cloud
services. The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 combines Oracle's SPARC T4-4
servers running Oracle Solaris 11 with the database optimization of
Oracle Exadata, the accelerated processing of Oracle Exalogic Elastic
Cloud Software, the high throughput and availability of Oracle's Sun ZFS
Storage Appliance, and unified systems management of Oracle Enterprise
Manager Ops Center 12c. Part of Oracle's engineered systems family, the
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 demonstrates Oracle's unique ability to innovate
and optimize at every layer of technology to simplify data center
operations, drive down costs, and accelerate business innovation. 

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