Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

SAE Benchmark Presentation to M6/T5/ZFS updated

Strategic Applications Engineering (SAE) published on September 22th an updated Benchmark presentation showing the performance of Oracle systems, software and Virtualization. Special attention is given to the new SPARC M6-32 server, which was announced on OOW.

  • Oracle's SPARC M6/T5/ZFS Storage Benchmarks is an updated presentation (September 22, 2013) which shows performance advantages of Oracle systems and software.
The presentation is available via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


The material can be found under tab eSTEP Download

Located under: Recent Updates and Miscellaneous

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

Announcing: SPARC M6-32 and SuperCluster M6-32

On September 22th, Larry Ellison announced, in his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle’s M6 Big Memory Machine – the SPARC M6-32 server, and Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered system – SuperCluster M6-32. For more details, please read the press release and the product bulletins on Oracle HW TRC:

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For More Information Go To:

Why Buy
How to use
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 OTN

New Options Supported for SPARC T5 Servers

On Sept. 20th, Oracle annouced the support of the following I/O options for SPARC T5 rackmount servers:

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SPARC T5 Server Family


Thursday Sep 19, 2013

eSTEP Newsletter for September 2013 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the September'13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

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Tech Article: Oracle Multitenant on SPARC Servers and Oracle Solaris

In September we published a new technical article: Oracle Multitenant on SPARC Servers and Oracle Solaris

The article describes the advantages of using the Oracle Multitenant option of Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition 12c on SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris. It also describes the steps to enable thin provisioning and instantaneous cloning features of Oracle Database 12c when it is deployed on Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

Guidance on Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance at OOW 2013

The tremendous amount of events, sessions, workshop and information at Oracle Open World 2013 could lead to a challenge for all visitors if they are looking for specific topics.

For all of you, who are interested in Oracle Virtual Networking and the recent announced Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Larry Wake has put together a nice guidance to all sessions that touches these products and technologies on the Oracle Solaris Blog.

Find the collection of sessions here: Oracle Virtual Networking and Compute Appliance at OpenWorld 2013

New release of Sun Rack II capacity calculator available

A new release of the Sun Rack II capacity calculator is available on eSTEP portal.

Just uploaded release 50 of the calculator.

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Monday Sep 16, 2013

eSTEP TechCast - October 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 3rd of October and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 03. October 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 - 15:00 GST)

Title: ZS3 storage platform - Oracle's next generation NAS and unified storage system

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Saturday Sep 14, 2013

Storage Benchmarking news from Strategic Applications Engineering (SAE)

Together with the announcement of ZS3 series, the new ZFS Storage Appliance, SAE published three remarkable benchmark results (see below) for the storage system on BestPerf.

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