Monday Jul 29, 2013

Announcing: Oracle Solaris Cluster Product Bulletin, July 2013

Product Update Bulletin: Oracle Solaris Cluster, July 2013

Hardware Qualifications

  • X4242A InfiniBand HCA for SPARC T5 servers

Software Qualifications

  • Now adding Oracle Database 12c support for Oracle single instance database, RAC, DataGuard and proxy agent

  • Ready to deploy HA Siebel, TimesTen, SAP livecache/MaxDB, Sybase, ... on Oracle Solaris 11 with the latest Oracle Solaris Cluster agents

  • Exclusive IP in Oracle Solaris 10 Zone cluster on Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1

  • Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 with HA agent for Oracle VM server for SPARC 3.0

Latest Support Information

  • Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 SRU3 (4.1.3)

Please read the  Oracle Solaris Cluster Product Bulletin on Oracle HW TRC for more details.

(If you are not registered on Oracle HW TRC, click here ... and follow the instructions..)

End-of-Life for SPARC SuperCluster T4-4

On 24th of July, Oracle announces the EOL for SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 half and full rack configurations, effective July 9, 2013. The Last Order Date (LOD) is August 30, 2013 and the Last Shipment Date (LSD) will be in September 2013. This EOL includes all half and full rack configurations. The SuperCluster T4-4 half to full rack upgrade will continue to be available.

Please read the Product Bulletin on Oracle HW TRC for more details.

(If you are not registered on Oracle HW TRC, click here ... and follow the instructions..)

For More Information Go To:


Why Buy

How to Use

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8

oracle.com

OTN

SPARC SuperCluster T4-4

oracle.com

OTN

End of Life for StorageTek T9840D Tape Drive

Announcing the the end of life (EOL) for the StorageTek T9840D tape drive:

Oracle is announcing the EOL of the StorageTek T9840D tape drive. Prior to providing any final quotes, we must let customers know that there is a limited supply of new StorageTek T9840 tape cartridges.

Key Dates:
  • Last Order Date: 11/30/2013
  • Last Ship Date: 2/28/2014
Transition plan:

Another StorageTek T9840 tape drive generation is not planned. The following are the operating environment transition plans:
  • Mainframe Environments:
    • Migrate to Oracle’s StorageTek T10000C tape drive (5 TB or 1 TB cartridges available for fast access)
    • Upgrade to StorageTek VSM 6
    • Add Oracle’s StorageTek VLE to the customer's environment with VSM 6 or VSM 5
    • Add disk capacity to the customer's existing StorageTek VSM 5
  • Open Systems Environments:
    • Migrate to StorageTek T10000C tape drive (5 TB or 1 TB cartridges available for fast access)

Please read the Sales Bulletin for more details on these announcements.

For More Information Go To:
Oracle.com Tape Page
Oracle Technology Network Tape Page

M10 LLC (Liquid Loop Cooling) - Hybrid cooling technology

Among all the new features of Fujitsu M10 LLC (Liquid Loop Cooling) is something unique and worth to discover how this Hybrid Cooling Technology works.

For a brief overview on LLC follow the link.


Oracle Storage: Standalone and Engineered Systems (IDC Insight)

In June IDC published a interesting note named  "Oracle Storage: Standalone and Engineered Systems".

The IDC Insight report looks at the Oracle storage strategy across Oracle's external disk storage systems and tape automation product lines.

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